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US Coast Guard – Lockheed HC-130HJ Hercules

The USCG operates 27 HC-130H aircraft from five bases around the United States: CGAS Sacramento (former McClellan AFB), CGAS Clearwater, CGAS Elizabeth City, CGAS Kodiak and CGAS Barbers Point . The aircraft are used for search and rescue, enforcement of laws and treaties, illegal drug interdiction, marine environmental protection, military readiness, International Ice Patrol missions, as well as cargo and personnel transport. The service also currently operates an additional 6 HC-130J aircraft from CGAS Elizabeth City. USCG HC-130s are not equipped for aerial refueling of helicopters.

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