Final N.C. Air National Guard C-130 Hercules Departs
U.S. Air Force Commander for the 145th Airlift Wing, Col. Troy Gerock, leads a salute with men and women of the North Carolina Air National Guard as the last C-130 Hercules aircraft attached to the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport departs for a new assignment at the 165th Airlift Wing in Savannah, Georgia, Dec. 18, 2017. The NCANG is in transition from flying the C-130 Hercules to C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The change in mission will require not only a transition in aircraft and personnel, but an increase in structures throughout the base.