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Frenchman leaps from sailboat to ship off Alaska

...sailboat, which was being battered by high seas south of Alaska.The Coast Guard captured the dramatic video from a C-130 Hercules airplane monitoring the rescue. The man's identity hasn't been released, but Petty Officer Lauren Steenson in...
Little hope of survivors in military plane crash

...from an Indonesian air force transport plane that crashed shortly after takeoff and killed more than 70 people.The C-130 Hercules, carrying military personnel and their families, went down in Indonesia's third-largest city of Medan, striking...
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Wood bison make it to village; release planned

...department staffers, including Harms, blew a front tire while taxing on the Shageluk runway. A Lynden Air Cargo C-130 Hercules carrying the bison circled until villagers put the front wheel of the small plane onto a sled behind a snowmobile...
Alaska Digest 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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