LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. --
Sixteen members of the Royal New Zealand Air Force graduated from the first iteration of C-130J mechanical and technical training courses with the 373rd Training Squadron Detachment 4 at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, May 17, 2023.
Detachment 4 has been working alongside the RNZAF and the New Zealand’s Ministry of Defence since September 2021 to develop the first-ever blended international course to meet our ally’s C-130J maintenance mission requirements.
As part of a joint effort to transition the New Zealand Defence Force from C-130H Hercules models to C-130J Super Hercules models, the members will undergo training for approximately six months with Det. 4 before working directly with the 19th Airlift Wing.