Tail Flash Honors Steel Town

Air Force Reserve Command’s 911th Airlift Wing at Pittsburgh ARS, Pa., is incorporating a new tail flash on its C-130H transports that honors its home town by showing a steel beam with the city’s name written on it. “The steel beam represents the strong bond the 911th Airlift Wing has with the community of Pittsburgh and recognizes the city’s rich heritage,” stated the unit. Aircraft 807 is the first of the wing’s eight C-130s to feature the new tail flash. The 911th AW is one of the six AFRC C-130 units (plus seven Air National Guard wings) that will temporarily send aircraft to Little Rock AFB, Ark., to establish an air reserve component C-130 formal training unit (see More Details on C-130 Plan above). (Pittsburgh photo caption by MSgt. Mark Winklosky)