Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Wonderful Workhorse

Lockheed C-141’s illustrious history
by Mark W.

When I enlisted as an avionics systems technician in the Air Force Reserves, the Lockheed C-141 was being extended to become the C-141B Starlifter. The cargo jet was a wonderful workhorse providing airlift support for Vietnam, Desert Storm, the Global War on Terrorism and numerous operations over the years. After 40 years of continuous service, the Air Force retired the last C-141. However, I can always see one of the old friends on display at McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey.