by Tech. Sgt. Michael Crane
139th Airlift Wing
3/3/2015 - ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Airmen
assigned to the 139th Airlift Wing departed Rosecrans Air National
Guard Base here Feb. 25 for a deployment to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
More than 100 Airmen and a portion of the 139th AWs Air Force C-130
Hercules aircraft fleet are supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Aircrews, maintenance and support personnel from the 180th Airlift
Squadron and 139th Maintenance Group will provide airlift capabilities
for U.S. and coalition forces in U.S. Central Command area of
"We do it for those who can't do it for themselves," said a navigator who is part of the deployment. "And I love it."
Operation Inherent Resolve involves a coalition of nations conducting
air strikes in Iraq and Syria to eliminate the Islamic State of Iraq and
the Levant, or ISIL.