MC-130P Combat Shadow

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Name: MC-130P Combat Shadow
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

USAF Starts MC-130P Combat Shadow Retirement from Pacific

The US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is to retire the last group of MC-130P Combat Shadow special mission aircraft from the Pacific region this month.The 17th Special Operations Squadron (SOS) marked the beginning of the MC-130P retirement, ... [Published Air Force Technology - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 27 2014 - 1 reports

Kadena Airmen pay tribute to MC-130P retirement

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) -- From providing helicopter air-to-air refueling to conducting long-range support of special operations forces, the MC-130P Combat Shadow has provided a critical service to the U.S. military for nearly 50 years.The 17th ... [Published Air Force Link - Oct 27 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Squadron Leaves Hurlburt for Cannon10/21/2014

The 9th Special Operations Squadron transferred from Hurlburt Field, Fla., to Cannon AFB, N.M., as it prepares to retire its legacy MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft in exchange for new-build MC-130J Commando IIs. "It’s sad to see an aircraft retire, but ... [Published Air Force Association - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 2 reports

A bittersweet parting for 9th Special Operations Squadron - Air Force

16 minutes ago An airman with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron runs to get in place as an MC-130P Combat Shadow finishes preflight checks during an exercise on the flightline at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., on July 25, 2011. Gustavo Castillo/U.S. ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

A bittersweet parting for 9th Special Operations Squadron (PHOTOS)

HURLBURT FIELD — Early Friday morning before the guests arrived, Lt. Col. Doug Distaso took his 11-year-old son, Colby, out to the flight line for a final, quiet tribute to the stalwart MC-130P Combat Shadow.The pair circled the hulking aircraft, Distaso ... [Published Northwest Florida Daily News - Oct 03 2014]

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"It has served our command well, but ultimately it is time to retire the fleet and bring out the MC-130J Commando II as its replacement."
"It’s bittersweet," he said. "This is the only plane I’ve ever flown. It’s a hard pill to swallow, but now it’s time to look to what’s next."

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A bittersweet parting for 9th Special Operation... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 08 2014]
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