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Farm bill includes payments to rural counties for federal land

...following a rash of accidents. A defense bill approved late last year allowed the Forest Service to take control of seven C-130 Hercules air tankers and 15 smaller smoke-jumper aircrafts to fight wildfires. Several new tankers sought by the Forest...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-30/farm-bill-includes-payments-rural-count
State
Paratroopers fill the skies over JBER

...Spartan Reach" included more than 1,400 paratroopers, who were dropped out of Air Force C-17 Globemasters and a C-130 Hercules along with 105mm howitzer cannons. The exercise took place June 3-5 on both JBER and Fort Greely near Fairbanks...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-17/paratroopers-fill-skies-over-jber
State
Alaska Digest

...final flight Sound off on the important issues at ANCHORAGE - Elmendorf Air Force Base is bidding farewell to the C-130 Hercules, a military workhorse cargo plane that first arrived 43 years ago. A crew took one of the last two C-130 flights...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032707/sta_20070327016.shtml
News
Aircraft deployments force fewer visits for Guard's Operation Santa Claus

...Guard.Operation Santa Claus relies on dozens of soldiers and citizen volunteers. Instead of a sleigh, he enlists a C-130 Hercules cargo plane, packed full of food and presents for Alaska's rural villages.Some years, Operation Santa Claus...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-11-22/aircraft-deployments-force-fewer-visits
State
Coast Guard helps scientists study Arctic ice

...cooperation with several scientific agencies and the International Ice Patrol to place the buoy Wednesday from the back of a C-130 Hercules airplane. The buoys are typically deployed by ship or aircraft during iceberg reconnaissance. Many changes in Arctic...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082409/sta_485453993.shtml
Storm doesn't stop pilot from final landing

...harass these guys," he said of the grinning friends who surrounded him. Day began his career in 1966 flying the C-130 Hercules. He served as a flight instructor for 19 years on 737-200s and 737-400s, McNamara said. Lately, he has been...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020801/Loc_Pilot.html
Local
An angel with fixed wings

...quickly called her husband asking for the Air Station operations officer's phone number. Her thought was if a C-130 Hercules aircraft was going to Anchorage anyway, maybe they could help this family out. A GLIMMER OF HOPE Coast Guard Cmdr...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110109/nei_511293757.shtml
Alaskans remember with flags and flowers

...19th Fighter Squadron at noon flew over the Anchorage town square a thousand feet off the ground. In the evening, a C-130 Hercules from Elemendorf's 517th Airlift Squadron was to fly over Eagle River's town square, where a candlelight memorial...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091202/sta_akmem.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...harass these guys," he said of the grinning friends who surrounded him. Day began his career in 1966 flying the C-130 Hercules. He served as a flight instructor for 19 years on 737-200s and 737-400s, McNamara said. Lately, he has been...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020801/Loc_Pilot.shtml
Juneau Empire Online Local: Juneau's air traffic controllers relish the pace 8/29/97

...off of - the two controllers ensconced in the window-lined tower keep in contact with everything from a wide-body C-130 Hercules to a homemade single-engine plane by radio and by sight. ``Radar makes it a lot easier to see traffic, but...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082997/lcolor.html

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