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Missouri ANG leads airlift mission for Saber Junction 18
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Arias Marcelo, foreground, a loadmaster assigned to the 180th Airlift Squadron, Missouri Air National Guard, directs an Airmen with the 86th Airlift Wing, to back-up a RZR all-terrain vehicle into a C-130H Hercules aircraft, during Saber Junctions 18, at the Grafenwoehr training area, Germany, Sept. 28, 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)