Missouri ANG leads airlift mission for Saber Junction 18
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Amanda Gliise, a transportation specialist with the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard helps load cargo onto a C-130H Hercules aircraft prior to the execution of an air drop during Saber Junction 18 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 20, 2018. Saber Junction 18 is the U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade’s combat training center certification exercise, taking place on the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas. The U.S. Army Europe-directed exercise is designed to assess the readiness of the brigade to conduct unified land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations. Saber Junction 18 includes nearly 5,500 participants from 20 ally and partner nations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)