JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Airmen with the 62nd Airlift Wing and 446th Airlift Wing will tow a C-130E Hercules to its final resting spot on Heritage Hill Airpark, June 13, 2021, at 12:00 PST.
Throughout the course of a week, maintainers will disassemble the aircraft, tow it through base, reassemble it and place it on its final spot at Heritage Hill.
After 47 years of dedicated service, the C-130, with serial number 62-1789, will join the aircraft display collection at the Heritage Hill. The airpark features several historic aircraft displays including a C-47 Skytrain, F-86 Sabre and an A-10 Thunderbolt, among many others.
In 1975, the C-130s of the 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron were assigned to then-McChord Air Force Base, where they stayed for 14 years. The 62nd Military Airlift Wing became the only Military Airlift Command wing with strategic and tactical airlift aircraft.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be announced at a later date.