AF bids farewell to Combat Talon I
The “Skyhook” Fulton Surface to Air Recovery System, a device attached to the aircraft used to lift people off the ground, was among the artifacts and displays at the MC-130E Combat Talon I retirement ceremony at Duke Field, Fla., April 25. 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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