United States Air Force C-130 Squadrons

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Air Mobility Command AMC

2nd Airlift Squadron "Lancers" part of the 43rd at Pope AFB, NC. Reactivated after 47 years with eight C-130E on 1 Jun 1992. The squadron was recognized as "Best Airdrop Wing" and "Best Overall Squadron" in the 1994 Rodeo competition and was voted "Best Aircrew" in the 1996 Rodeo. 
 39 AS 39th Airlift Squadron "Trail Blazers" are part of the 317th AG at Dyess AFB, TX. In early 1958 they transitioned from the the Fairchild C-119 "Flying Box Car" to the C-130 the 39th while stationed at Evreux-Fauville, France.  The squadron moved to Lockbourne AFB, OH, in  June 1964.  In July 1971, the 39th TAS moved to Pope AFB under the 317th TAW until inactivation, June 1992. They were reactivated at Dyess AFB, TX in Oct 1993 under the 7th Wing. After the switch back to AMC they are now assigned to the 317th AG. They currently operate 15 C-130H aircraft. Patch on left donated by Jim Harrison
40 AS 40th Airlift Squadron "Screaming Eagles" part of the 317th AG, Dyess AFB, TX. In early 1958 they transitioned from the the Fairchild C-119 "Flying Box Car" to the C-130 the 39th while stationed at Evreux-Fauville, France.  The squadron moved to Lockbourne AFB, OH, in  June 1964.  In July 1971, the 39th TAS moved to Pope AFB under the 317th TAW until inactivation, June 1992.  They were reactivated at Dyess AFB, TX in Oct 1993 under the 7th Wing. After the switch back to AMC they are now assigned to the 317th AG. They currently operate 14 C-130H aircraft.
41 AS patch 41st Airlift Squadron "Blackcats" are part of 43rd AW at Pope AFB, NC.  In 1957, they received their first C-130 transitioning from the C-119. After assignments to Evreux-Fauville, France, Lockbourne AFB, OH and Naha AB, Okinawa, they have been stationed at Pope AFB since 1971.   The 41st AS   operates 25 C-130E equipped with Adverse Weather Aerial Delivery System (AWADS) which enables them to airdrop troops and equipment safely without support in inclement weather.
50th AS 50th Airlift Squadron "Red Devils" part of the 463rd AG at Little Rock AFB, AR. The 50th has a long history with the C-130 converting from the C-119 in 1957 at Sewart AFB, TN. In 1961 they converted to the C-130B. In 1966 they moved to CCK, Taiwan assigned to the 314 TCW and also converted into C-130E. In 1973 the 50th moved to its present location at Little Rock AFB, AR under the 314 TAW. 1993 brought the conversion to 14 C-130H3. In addition the, 50th AS aircraft are AWADS capable. In 1997, the squadron was placed under the newly reactivated 463rd AG. The 50th As motto:TRANSPORTATUM CERTE IN CAELO translates to "Transportation Assured. Patch on left donated by Gil Thomas.

 

61st AS 61st Airlift Squadron "Green Hornets" part of the 463rd AG at Little Rock AFB, AR. Converted from the C-119 to the C-130A in 1957 at Sewart AFB, TN, part of the 314 TCW. In 1958 they converted to the C-130D. In 1961 they converted to the C-130B with the C-130D being transferred to the 17 TCS at Dyess AFB, TX. When the 314 TCW moved to Taiwan in 1965, the 61st eventually became assigned to the 64 TCW. In 1966 the 61st converted to the C-130E. In 1970, the 61st moved to Little Rock AFB and was assigned to the 314 TAW after the inactivation of the 64 TAW. In 1997, the squadron was placed under the newly reactivated 463rd AG. They conduct airland, aeromedical evacuation, and tactical airdrop low-level missions. The 61st AS is worldwide deployable with 16 C-130E aircraft. Patch on left donated by the 61st AS.
CADS Combat Aerial Delivery School (CADS) at Little Rock AFB, AR. Their mission: Providing the best graduate-level instruction, joint training, tactics development, and test and evaluation support to enhance combat aerial delivery capability and survivability for all theater airlift forces, worldwide. (patch donated by CADS)

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