Shield of Air Force Reserve Command
The first F-35 Lightning II of the 33rd Fighter Wing arriving at Eglin AFB
A WC-130H-LM from the 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron
An Air Force RQ-4 strategic reconnaissance aircraft
A WC-130H-LM from the 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron
An Air Force KC-46 Pegasus refuels a C-17A Globemaster III
WC-130H Hercules in flight
An Air Force A-10 demonstrating close air support at Nellis AFB
WC-130J on the ramp at Dobbins Air Reserve Base during Hurricane Katrina, 2005. A second WC-130J is landing in the background. The 53d WRS was displaced by severe storm damage to its base at Keesler AFB, Mississippi.
Test launch of a LGM-30 Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from Vandenberg AFB
Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base
Roundels that have appeared on U.S. military aircraft
1.) 5/1917–2/1918
2.) 2/1918–8/1919
3.) 8/1919–5/1942
4.) 5/1942–6/1943
5.) 6/1943–9/1943
6.) 9/1943–1/1947
7.) 1/1947–
The SR-71 Blackbird was a Cold War reconnaissance plane.
The F-117 Nighthawk was a stealth attack aircraft (retired from service in April 2008).
A row of Douglas C-54 Skymasters during the Berlin Airlift in 1949
Various Air Force personnel pose during the Air Force's 74th birthday celebration at the Pentagon, September 17, 2021.
Organization of the United States Air Force within the Department of Defense
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Pararescuemen and a simulated "survivor" watch as an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter comes in for a landing
U.S. Air Force trainee demonstrating a butt stroke on a strike dummy as part of Basic Military Training.
USAF Airmen training at Lackland AFB
A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack aircraft
B-2 Spirit stealth bomber
A C-17 Globemaster III, the USAF's newest and most versatile transport plane
E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system
F-22 Raptor stealth air superiority fighter
KC-10 Extender tri-jet air-to-air tanker
An MC-12W Liberty at Beale AFB
MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle
Lockheed U-2 spy plane
RQ-170 Sentinel stealth unmanned aerial vehicle reconnaissance aircraft
VC-25A (Air Force One)
A WC-130J Hercules from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron
An unarmed Minuteman III ICBM shoots out of the silo during an operational test launch

The Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) is a major command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force, with its headquarters at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

- Air Force Reserve Command

The Lockheed WC-130 is a high-wing, medium-range aircraft used for weather reconnaissance missions by the United States Air Force.

- Lockheed WC-130

Since that year the Air Force and Air Force Reserve have operated a total of 50 WC-130s in five variants.

- Lockheed WC-130

It has a $156.3 billion budget and is the second largest service branch, with 329,614 active duty airmen, 172,857 civilian personnel, 69,056 reserve airmen, and 107,414 Air National Guard airmen.

- United States Air Force

The Air Force Reserve maintains the Air Force's sole aerial weather reconnaissance capability, to include hurricane and typhoon penetration by its own WC-130J aircraft, augmenting the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) WP-3D aircraft fleet.

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American four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built by Lockheed .

American four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built by Lockheed .

A USAF C-130E
C-130 Hercules flight deck. Aircraft displayed at the Norwegian Armed Forces Aircraft Collection
A Michigan Air National Guard C-130E dispatches its flares during a low-level training mission
Two C-130 Hercules in South Korea, 1984
A C-130 conducts a night flight mission over Yokota Air Base
Royal Australian Air Force C-130H, 2007
United States Coast Guard HC-130H
Royal Air Force C-130K (C.3)
USAF HC-130P refuels a HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter
USMC KC-130F Hercules performing takeoffs and landings aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CV-59) in 1963. The aircraft is now displayed at the National Museum of Naval Aviation.
C-130 Hercules were used in the Battle of Kham Duc in 1968, when the North Vietnamese Army forced U.S.-led forces to abandon the Kham Duc Special Forces Camp.
U.S. Marines disembark from C-130 transports at Da Nang Air Base on 8 March 1965.
USMC C-130T Fat Albert performing a rocket-assisted takeoff (RATO)
C-130 Hercules performs a tactical landing on a dirt strip, North Carolina, U.S.
A Hercules parking at Afghanistan's Bagram Air Base
A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown-Warren Air Reserve Station, Ohio, drops oil-dispersing chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico, 9 May 2010.
U.S. military relief crews load supplies aboard a C-130 Hercules from the Illinois Air National Guard's 182nd Airlift Wing based in Peoria. The C-130 and crew have been assisting with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts since 31 Aug.
A C-130E fitted with a MAFFS-1 dropping fire retardant.
C-130H Hercules flight deck
A U.S. JC-130 aircraft retrieving a reconnaissance satellite film capsule under parachute.
C-130s from the: U.S., Canada, Australia and Israel (foreground to background)
RAAF C-130J-30 at Point Cook, 2006
Brazilian Air Force C-130 (L-382)
C-130H of the Egyptian Air Force
Japan Air Self-Defense Force C-130H
Bangladesh Air Force C-130B
Royal Saudi Air Force C-130H
A Royal Thai Air Force C-130, 2013
C-130 at the Royal Saudi Air Force Museum
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A Hercules deploying flares, sometimes referred to as Angel Flares due to the characteristic pattern.
Cargo compartment of a Swedish Air Force C-130
C-130A of the VNAF

In 2007, the C-130 became the fifth aircraft to mark 50 years of continuous service with its original primary customer, which for the C-130 is the United States Air Force.

As the Vietnam War wound down, the 463rd Troop Carrier/Tactical Airlift Wing B-models and A-models of the 374th Tactical Airlift Wing were transferred back to the United States where most were assigned to Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard units.

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