09 May 2009

First jump from Ramstein's new C-130J

Airmen and Soldiers jump from the tail gate of a new C-130J Super Hercules during the first Ramstein Air Base, Germany, C-130J personnel drop over southern Germany May 4. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Kenny Holston.

The first of 14 J-models in production for Ramstein's 86th Airlift Wing arrived in Germany about a month ago. Eventually, the new plane will be the primary aircraft used for the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron's medical mission. They're also are the first Air Force Super Hercules to be permanently stationed at an overseas air base.

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