Force's four remaining in-service MC-130Es special-mission airplanes flew their
final sorties from their home at Duke Field, Fla., before retirement, on April
15, 2013, announced base officials. The four Combat Talon Is, assigned to Air
Force Reserve Command's 919th Special Operations Wing, are scheduled to depart
Duke later this year to enter retirement at the Air Force's aircraft boneyard
at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. Here, a loadmaster looks at one of the trailing
MC-130Es during the final flight.Air Force photo by TSgt.
Samuel King Jr.
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