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  • C-130 Hercules Factsheet

     MissionThe C-130 Hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. The C-130 operates throughout the U.S. Air Force, serving with Air Mobility Command, Air Force Special Operations
  • History of the 179th Airlift Wing

    The 164th Fighter Squadron was formed and federally recognized at Mansfield Municipal Airport on 20 June 1948 due to the far- sightedness of community leaders. The community leaders formed an advisory committee chaired by Colonel Alan P. Tappan (owner of Tappan Stove). Their objective was to locate an Air National Guard Unit in Mansfield, Ohio. The committee received an ultimatum from the Air force: Provided the amount of men required to support a unit, and Mansfield would receive their unit. For three days in May 1948, Mansfield supported a major recruiting drive, thus resulting in the first 353 member unit.
  • The Air Force Installation Restoration Program (IRP)

    The Air Force Installation Restoration Program (IRP) is designed to identify, investigate, and cleanup contamination associated with past Air Force activities at active AF installations; government-owned, contractor-operated facilities; off-site locations where contamination may have migrated; third party sites; and sites that the AF formerly owned or used. Funding support is provided by the Defense Environmental Restoration Account established under DERP. AFI 32-7001, Environmental Budgeting, 9 May 1994, provides additional information on budgeting and programming related to IRP projects. Air Force Major Commands (MAJCOMs) provide execution guidance and oversee implementation of the cleanup program and related activities at facilities under their jurisdiction.
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