Next Stop Texas: Dyess AFB Receives C-130J Super Hercules
Another Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] C-130J Super Hercules (aircraft number 5715) ferried to the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, on March 12, 2013.
Maj. Gen. Richard Johnston, assistant deputy under secretary of the Air Force, international affairs, flew the aircraft to Dyess. The aircraft is part of a contract initially awarded in 2008 and amended in 2010.
A former 317th Airlift Group commander, Johnston is a command pilot with more than 4,300 flying hours in eight types of aircraft including several C-130 variants. When it receives its last C-130J this year, Dyess will be the largest Super Hercules operator in the world with a fleet of 28 aircraft.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation's net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.
Source: MARIETTA, Ga., News - 14 March 2013
Photo: The U.S. Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules (Photo by Lockheed Martin / John Rossino.)