Back in November, I had the opportunity to visit the great people of the 129th Rescue Wing at Moffett Field in California. The wing includes a number of units, the ones I’m going to tell you about are the 129th Rescue Squadron, the 130th Rescue Squadron and the 131st Rescue Squadron. The intention of my visit was to showcase the great work that some of Air Force‘s elite units are doing, both at home and abroad. While I was on the trip, I met members of each of these units and had a chance to take a flight on an MC-130P Combat Shadow, where we practiced some exciting night flying maneuvers including (a first for me) 500ft AGL night approaches from 10 miles.
Because I learned so much about each of these units, I’m going to break each one into a separate post, beginning with the 130th Rescue Squadron and my flight on the MC-130P. I’ll be adding a new post each week beginning today.
Have you had an experience with any of these units? Have you had a chance to fly in a C-130 of any kind? Leave your story in the comments.