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Yokota welcomes 2nd C-130J Super Hercules

A C-130J Super Hercules approaches the runway at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 29, 2017. This is the second C-130J delivered from Lockheed Martin, less than a month after the first was delivered March 6th. Yokota serves as the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for U.S. Air Force peacetime and contingency operations. Missions included tactical air land, airdrop, aeromedical evacuation, special operations and distinguished visitor airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules approaches the runway at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 29, 2017. This is the second C-130J delivered from Lockheed Martin, less than a month after the first was delivered March 6th. Yokota serves as the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for U.S. Air Force peacetime and contingency operations. Missions included tactical air land, airdrop, aeromedical evacuation, special operations and distinguished visitor airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

A C-130J Super Hercules approaches Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 29, 2017. This is the second C-130J delivered from Lockheed Martin, less than a month after the first was delivered March 6th. Yokota serves as the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for U.S. Air Force peacetime and contingency operations. Missions included tactical air land, airdrop, aeromedical evacuation, special operations and distinguished visitor airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules approaches Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 29, 2017. This is the second C-130J delivered from Lockheed Martin, less than a month after the first was delivered March 6th. Yokota serves as the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for U.S. Air Force peacetime and contingency operations. Missions included tactical air land, airdrop, aeromedical evacuation, special operations and distinguished visitor airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

A C-130J Super Hercules touches down at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 29, 2017. This is the second C-130J delivered from Lockheed Martin, less than a month after the first was delivered March 6th. Yokota serves as the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for U.S. Air Force peacetime and contingency operations. Missions included tactical air land, airdrop, aeromedical evacuation, special operations and distinguished visitor airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules touches down at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 29, 2017. This is the second C-130J delivered from Lockheed Martin, less than a month after the first was delivered March 6th. Yokota serves as the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for U.S. Air Force peacetime and contingency operations. Missions included tactical air land, airdrop, aeromedical evacuation, special operations and distinguished visitor airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Col. Robert Dotson, 374th Operations Group commander, and Staff Sgt. Raymond Malig, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, shake hands in front of a C-130J Super Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 29, 2017. Yokota serves as the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for U.S. Air Force peacetime and contingency operations. Missions included tactical air land, airdrop, aeromedical evacuation, special operations and distinguished visitor airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Dotson, 374th Operations Group commander, and Staff Sgt. Raymond Malig, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, shake hands in front of a C-130J Super Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 29, 2017. Yokota serves as the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for U.S. Air Force peacetime and contingency operations. Missions included tactical air land, airdrop, aeromedical evacuation, special operations and distinguished visitor airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

(Left to right) Tech. Sgt. Michael McArty, 374th Operations Group C-130 standardization and evaluation loadmaster, and Lt. Col. Robert Cureton, 374th Airlift Wing C-130J pilot, greet their children after landing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 29, 2017. This is the second C-130J delivered from Lockheed Martin, less than a month after the first was delivered March 6th. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael McArty (left), 374th Operations Group C-130 standardization and evaluation loadmaster, and Lt. Col. Robert Cureton, 374th Airlift Wing C-130J pilot, greet their children after landing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 29, 2017. This is the second C-130J delivered from Lockheed Martin, less than a month after the first was delivered March 6th. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Col. Robert Dotson, 374th Operations Group commander, poses for a portrait after landing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 29, 2017. This is the second C-130J delivered from Lockheed Martin, less than a month after the first was delivered March 6th. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Dotson, 374th Operations Group commander, poses for a portrait after landing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 29, 2017. This is the second C-130J delivered from Lockheed Martin, less than a month after the first was delivered March 6th. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

A C-130J Super Hercules is parked at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 29, 2017. This is the second C-130J delivered from Lockheed Martin, less than a month after the first was delivered March 6th. Yokota serves as the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for U.S. Air Force peacetime and contingency operations. Missions included tactical air land, airdrop, aeromedical evacuation, special operations and distinguished visitor airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules is parked at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 29, 2017. This is the second C-130J delivered from Lockheed Martin, less than a month after the first was delivered March 6th. Yokota serves as the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for U.S. Air Force peacetime and contingency operations. Missions included tactical air land, airdrop, aeromedical evacuation, special operations and distinguished visitor airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Two C-130J Super Hercules and two C-130H Hercules aircraft sit on the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 29, 2017. Yokota is the only forward-based tactical airlift squadron in the Pacific region. They provide C-130 aircrews to conduct theater airlift, special operations, aeromedical evacuation, repatriation and humanitarian relief missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Two U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules and two C-130H Hercules aircraft sit on the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 29, 2017. Yokota is the only forward-based tactical airlift squadron in the Pacific region. They provide C-130 aircrews to conduct theater airlift, special operations, aeromedical evacuation, repatriation and humanitarian relief missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

YOKTOA AIR BASE, Japan -- A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules arrives at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 29, 2017. This is the second C-130J delivered from Lockheed Martin, less than a month after the first was delivered March 6th. Yokota serves as the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for U.S. Air Force peacetime and contingency operations. Missions included tactical air land, airdrop, aeromedical evacuation, special operations and distinguished visitor airlift.