Mideast to Missouri: 139th AW Airmen, C-130s Return from Deployment

More than 110 Airmen from the Missouri Air National Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing recently returned from a deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

The troops, members of the 139th Operations and Maintenance Groups, as well as two of the wing’s C-130s, were in theater from June to November, wing spokesperson Master Sgt. Michael E. Crane wrote in a Nov. 20 email to Air Force Magazine. However, the wing was unable to comment on the specific locations they deployed to because of operational security concerns.

“The Airmen provided C-130 Hercules aircraft support for Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Resolute Support,” Crane wrote. “Aircrews flew over 2,200 sorties and transported over 1,100 passengers and 1,000 tons of cargo.”

The 139th Airlift Wing is headquartered at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, Mo.