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Pilot Captain Joe Jarboe, left, and co-pilot Major Ted Oesterle (CQ), run through a checklist in the cockpit of a then-brand new C-130J cargo plane named 'The Pride of Baltimore' after arriving at the Maryland Air National Guard base at Martin State Airport from the Lockheed Martin plant in Marietta, Georgia. The $53-million aircraft was equipped in 1999 with the latest in avionics technology. The Maryland Air Guard was the first unit in the Air National Guard to receive the state-of-the-art plane. LARRY C. PRICE,