Daines: “New C-130s Will be Right at Home in Montana”

Pentagon decision follows years of advocacy by Daines

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced today after years of advocating for Montana to serve as the home to one of the military’s newest aircraft, the 120th Airlift Wing in Great Falls will be one of the preferred locations for the new C-130J Super Hercules cargo aircraft. Daines paid special tribute to the leadership of Major General J. Peter Hronek, Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard for playing a critical role in the decision.

“The new C-130s will be right at home in Montana,” said Daines. “Were it not for the leadership of Maj. Gen Hronek and his entire team, this would not have been possible. Our airmen and facilities are second to none in the country so I cannot think of a better place for this new and improved version of the C-130.”