USAF's Herk Nation pays tribute

On 8 October 2020, US Air Force and Air National Guard C-130s from Little Rock AFB (AR) flew over Arkansas paying an anniversary aerial review tribute. 

The 65th anniversary aerial review was a collaborative salute to recognize the local community for their support and partnership with the base. Little Rock AFB was officially activated by Strategic Air Command (SAC) on 1 August 1955.

The aerial review included four C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and one C-130H legacy Hercules flying in formation led by a vintage C-47 Skytrain.

Each of the installation’s wings and mission partners, including the 19th Airlift Wing, 314th AW, 189th AW, and the 913th Airlift Group were represented with these aircraft, showcasing an unified front of the nation’s epicenter of tactical airlift, affectively known as “Home of Herk Nation.”

The following aircraft participated in the aerial review

  • C-47A N33VW "320401/C8-C" (ex 43-15935)
  • C-130J 97-1352 19th AW normal c/s
  • C-130H 81-0629/1 154th TrS/189th AW Arkansas ANG with Heritage yellow tail c/s
  • C-130J 08-5705 39th AS with orange dayglow nose/wing/tail c/s
  • C-130J 08-8606 41st AS with camouflaged tail named "Honeymoon Express"
  • C-130J 14-5804 as "314OG" flagship with invasion stripes 

Photos: USAF

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