Sixteen 317th Airlift Group C-130J Super Hercules prepare to take off for a training exercise July 2, 2012, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The simulated mission was an airdrop above two different drop zones. Once the final aircraft was airborne, the 317th AG made history, flying the largest C-130J formation ever. The first C-130J was delivered April 16, 2010, by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz. Dyess has since received 20 more and is scheduled to get a total of 28 Js, making it the largest C-130J unit in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Peter Thompson/ Released)
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