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After years of preparation, planning, contributions of time and money, C-130E # 1789 recently rolled out of the McChord Field Corrosion Control Facility with a new paint scheme, and a new identity. With hundreds of  gallons of paint, primer and thousands of hours of labor, members of 62nd Maintenance Group, and the McChord Air Museum transformed the C-130 into a very impressive copy of "Eagle One", s/n 63-7788, flagship of the 36th TAS.

 

Read the story in the Rip Cord On Line in the Museum News section

 

For pictures of the restoration and painting of the C-130 please visit the Restoration Hangar Paint Project section.  

 
 
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Herculean Rollout
 

Read the story in the Rip Cord On Line in the Museum News section

 
 
 
New Sign points visitors in the right direction
 

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Museum featured on Comcast "Neighborhoods"
 

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A Late Christmas Present
 
 
 

In the first weeks of the New Year, members of 62d Maintaince Squadron achieved a major milestone in the painting of the Museums C-130 when they completed the painting of the aircrafts SEA Camouflage scheme. With exterior markings including unit and maintenance and other detailing left to complete, the aircraft should soon roll out of the hangar looking like a brand new aircraft in a short time.  

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SITE UPDATES
   3 APRIL 2015  
COMCAST NEIGHBORHOODS SHOW LINK ADDED TO "VIRTUAL TOUR"
 
29 MARCH 2015 - Restoration Hangar Paint Project - C-130 
29 MARCH 2015 - Museum News - C-130 & New Museum Sign 
28 AUGUST 2014 - RIP CHORD - MUSEUM PICNIC
04 JUNE 2014 - HERB MELLOR - 1932 - 2014
18 MAY 2014 - OUR HISTORY - A DRAGONS VIEW - UPDATED
26 JANUARY 2014 - RIP CHORD - 30 FOR THE SIX
 22 DECEMBER 2013 - MUSEUM COLLECTION - HH-43 HUSKIE
 
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Masters of the Air - The Quest to bring our C-124 home

As long time member Chuck Bowen retires from the McChord Air Museum, his son, Gary Bowen reflects on his Father's Air Force and Museum History and Chuck's quest to bring a C-124 to the McChord Air Museum in this special Father's Day Feature. To read the story, please visit the "Special Features" links on "Our History" page. 

 
 
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