Air Force Reserve Command plans to swap eight C-130H3 Hercules airlifters from the 914th Airlift Wing at Niagara Falls ARS, N.Y., for eight C-130H2 Herks currently flown by AFRC’s 934th AW at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport ARS, Minn., to facilitate the earlier buildup of 12 H2 models at Niagara Falls that we reported last week. The other four H2s will come from the Tennessee Air National Guard’s 118th AW at Nashville. The New York ANG’s 107th Air Refueling Wing (name change coming?) and AFRC’s 914th AW will share operation and maintenance of the new 12-aicraft force of H2 Herks at Niagara Falls. The 914th AW will own the aircraft. Meanwhile, the Nashville Air Guard unit already knew it would lose its current C-130s.
March 4, 2024
The Air Force has published images of an operational hypersonic Air-Launched Rapid-Response Weapon (ARRW) in Guam; a disclosure possibly meant to send a message to China but which raises questions about the future of the ARRW, which the Air Force insists it is not planning to procure in quantity.