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Last of C-130Js arrive at Dyess Thursday; celebration to follow

By Braid Blanks, bblanks@ktxs.com
Published On: Jul 24 2013 03:38:27 PM CDT

ABILENE, Texas -

Thursday will be a big day for Dyess Air Force Base, as the final C-130J aircraft will be delivered.

It’s the last of the 28 C-130J models to be delivered to the 317th airlift group to replace the old C-130s.

In honor of the final delivery, the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee is throwing a "Super J Fleet Complete Gala" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Abilene Civic Center.

Tickets are $30 per person. 

For more information, please call Debra Morotini at 677-7241 or e-mail at dmorotini@abilenechamber.com