A New Era Takes Flight
Lt. Col. Matt and Lt. Col. Bobby conduct pre-flight procedures for the first official HC-130J Combat King II operational fight, June 2, 2020 at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. Crew members the 39th Rescue Squadron receive on average of seven months of training on the new variant HC-130. The new aircraftl has greater range, a higher maximum speed and shorter takeoff and landing distances than previous HC-130 models. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amanda Ling)

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Photo by: 1st Lt. Amanda Ling |  VIRIN: 200602-F-HD349-0002.JPG