139th News

139th members remove snow from flightline, aircraft

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  • By Michael Crane
  • 139th Airlift Wing

In the face of winter's icy grip, state employees assigned to the 139th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) and crew chiefs from the 139th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Missouri, demonstrated their commitment to maintaining operational readiness on Jan. 10, 2024.

The 139th CES crews were hard at work, diligently clearing the flightline at Rosecrans from snow and ice. The critical task ensures that the flightline remains free from winter obstacles, enabling smooth aircraft operations even in challenging weather conditions.

Simultaneously, crew chiefs assigned to the 139th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron were de-icing C-130 Hercules aircraft.

In adverse weather conditions, the ability to quickly and efficiently clear the flightline and de-ice aircraft becomes paramount. These tasks are essential in maintaining the preparedness of the Missouri Air National Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing, allowing the wing to respond promptly to any operational requirements.