AF bids farewell to Combat Talon I
Aircraft 64-0565 served as the backdrop of the MC-130E Combat Talon I retirement ceremony at Duke Field Fla., April 25. The Talon served as the lead aircraft in 1980’s Operation Eagle Claw, the attempted mission to rescue hostages in Iran. Aircrew, maintainers and many others turned out to remember and bid farewell to the Talon I on its official retirement from the Air Force. The last five Talons, located at Duke Field, will be delivered to the “boneyard” at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, N.M., by mid-May 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

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