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NEWS | March 15, 2011

This week in Air Force history

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

March 13, 1977 - Tactical Air Command received its first air refuelable Combat Talon C-130 Hercules.

March 14, 1970 - Two A-7D Corsair IIs flew 3,502 unrefueled miles from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Homestead Air Force Base, Fla., to show its capabilities.

March 15, 1992 - For one month, C-5 Galaxies and C-130 Hercules aircraft moved 165 tons of food, medical supplies, clothing, blankets and other relief items to eastern Turkey following a major earthquake.

March 16, 1995 - An HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter from the 56th Rescue Squadron, Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, saved three Icelandic skiers caught in a blizzard.

March 17, 1967 - The U.S. and Thai governments announced that U.S. Air Force units in Thailand were flying missions against North Vietnam.

March 18, 1910 - Orville Wright opened the first Wright Flying School at Montgomery, Ala. This site became Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

March 19, 2004 - The first active-duty C-130J Hercules arrived at the 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.