Peterson AFB, Colorado 731st Airlift Squadron – C-130

731st Airlift Squadron (731 AS) poster art.

The 731st Airlift Squadron (731 AS) is part of the 302d Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. It operates C-130 Hercules aircraft providing global airlift. The 731st Airlift Squadron’s mission of tactical airlift and airdrop, aeromedical evacuation and the Modular Airborne Firefighting. In late 2009, the group joined with Active Duty 52nd Airlift Squadron, which joined the 302nd Airlift Wing as part of the Air Force’s Total Force Initiative program.

The C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed, now Lockheed Martin. Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medical evacuation, and cargo transport aircraft. The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, including as a gunship (AC-130), for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial refueling, maritime patrol, and aerial firefighting. It is now the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. Over 40 models and variants of the Hercules serve with more than 60 nations.

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