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Lockheed Delivers Second Shadow to Kirtland

"The C-130J is the backbone of the mobility fleet and a critical component in Airmen's ability to fly, fight and win," General Edward Rice said.

The second MC-130J Combat Shadow II was delivered to Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Tuesday. 

General Edward A. Rice, Jr., Commander, Air Education and Training Command, accepted delivery of aircraft 5682.

"The C-130J is the backbone of the mobility fleet and a critical component in our Airmen's ability to fly, fight and win," said Rice in a press release. "It is an honor to deliver the newest member of the Kirtland fleet." This is the 2,406th Hercules delivered to date.

A MC-130J Combat Shadow II was and oos operated by the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.

The C-130 production line in Marietta is the longest continuously operating military aircraft production line in history.

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