Ryan: Air Force Has Too Many Older C-130s

By Adam J. Hebert / August 29, 2001 at 5:00 AM
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Michael Ryan said today the service continues to look for ways to reduce unneeded force structure and installations, and one area identified for a possible reduction is a surplus of about 100 aging C-130 transports. The Air Force has "probably an additional hundred C-130s (compared to) what we need to execute the missions out there," the outgoing chief said at a roundtable meeting with defense reporters. Air Combat Command chief Gen. John Jumper will...

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