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Thirteen Airmen in 142nd Airlift Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard recognized for flying hour milestones

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Matwey
  • 166th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Thirteen Airmen in the 142nd Airlift Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard, part of the 166th Airlift Wing at the New Castle ANG Base, have their flying hour milestones recognized in the Winter 2011/2012 issue of The Mobility Forum, the official publication of the Air Mobility Command, Director of Safety.

The Airmen serve in a variety of positions as flight crew aboard the flying unit's C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, known as the workhorse of the U.S. Air Force. The aircraft is flown around the world, and for nearly 10 years has flown throughout combat zones in Southwest Asia. These 13 Delaware ANG Airmen have flown throughout Iraq and Afghanistan, and to most of the continents on earth in support of both combat and humanitarian relief missions.

Flying Hour Milestones: 142nd Airlift Squadron, New Castle, DE

10,000 Hours:

  • Master Sgt. James D. Godby, a C-130 Hercules transport instructor loadmaster 
5,000 Hours:

  • Lt. Col. John L. DiSanto, a C-130 Hercules transport pilot
3,500 Hours:

  • Lt. Col. Eric B. Longsworth, a C-130 Hercules transport pilot
  • Maj. Keith B. Frister, a C-130 Hercules transport pilot and aircraft commander
  • Maj. Andrew P. Sides, a C-130 Hercules transport pilot
  • Senior Master Sgt. Michael S. Murphy, a C-130 Hercules transport flight engineer 
  • Master Sgt. William M. Chakwin, a C-130 Hercules transport flight engineer
  • Master Sgt. Christopher J. Coarse, a C-130 Hercules transport loadmaster
2,500 Hours:
  • Maj. Lynn K. Robinson, Jr., a C-130 Hercules transport navigator
  • Maj. Steven A. Sheldon, a C-130 Hercules transport navigator
  • Maj. Jason O. Strickland, a C-130 Hercules transport pilot and aircraft commander 
  • Maj. Christopher S. Strickler,  a C-130 Hercules transport navigator
  • Maj. Eric B. Young, a C-130 Hercules transport navigator

Editors' note: Story updated Feb. 16, 2012 with additional detail.