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US Marine Corps Reserve receives first KC-130J

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The first KC-130J Super Hercules tanker assigned to a US Marine Corps Reserve squadron was ferried on March 17 from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Georgia. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

MARIETTA, GEORGIA (BNS): US Marine Corps Reserve received the first KC-130J Super Hercules tanker from the Lockheed Martin.

This KC-130J is assigned to the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 234 (VMGR-234) stationed at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas.

"This new KC-130J provides VMGR-234 crews with added power, strength and flexibility to support the highly critical missions they are depended upon to perform," George Shultz, vice president and general manager, C-130 Programmes, was quoted as saying in the news release.

VMGR-234 is a part of Marine Aircraft Group 41 (MAG-41), 4th Marine Aircraft Wing (4th MAW). Its crew and aircraft provide aerial refueling capabilities and air transport of personnel, equipment and supplies.

The KC-130J aerial refueling tanker is the latest in a long lineage of C-130 Hercules tanker technology.

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