NATIONAL GUARD DECOMMISSIONS AIRCRAFT
The Rhode Island National Guard Decommissions C-23 Sherpa
CRANSTON, RI –The Rhode Island National Guard’s two C-23 Sherpas will depart Quonset Air National Guard Base on Tuesday at 10 a.m., to be decommissioned in Oklahoma later this week.
The Rhode Island National Guard acquired the C-23 Sherpa in 1994. The aircraft flew missions all over the world including two deployments to Iraq and missions as far south as Columbia. The C-23 Sherpa is designed for passenger transportation, static line and military free fall paradrops, CASEVAC and cargo transportation up to 7200 pounds. The C-23 is crewed by two pilots and one flight engineer.
The Air Force assumed control of the C-23 program and plans to replace the C-23 on missions with the C-130.
Media is invited to attend this event.
Go to the Army Aviation Support Facility main entrance to attend the event.