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Elmendorf Hercs bow out

Photo: A C-130H Hercules from the 144th Airlift Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, flies over Denali National Park, Alaska, March 4, 2017. ANG/SSgt Edward Eagerton


After 41 years of flying the C-130 Hercules, the 144th Airlift Squadron’s eight C-130H2 have been either transferred to outside units or retired from service. The final two C-130H2 airframes flew one last mission from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, on March 5.

Photos: ANG/SSgt Edward Eagerton

Lt Col Marty Armentrout, a pilot with the 144th Airlift Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, flies a C-130H2 Hercules aircraft on the unit’s final flight with the C-130s, March 4, 2017.

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