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Deployments in the Persian Gulf

A C-130 from the 2nd Airlift Squadron flies over the Atlantic Ocean along the North Carolina coast.  
43rd Airlift Wing

Home base: Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina

Destination: Persian Gulf region

Aircraft: C-130 transports

Units: The 43rd Airlift Wing includes the 2nd and 41st airlift squadrons, which fly C-130 transports.

Duties: The C-130 is a key component of the Air Force's airlift fleet. The aircraft can deliver troops, supplies and equipment to a battlefield in all weather conditions. Elements of the 43rd have participated in operations Northern and Southern Watch, which monitor the U.N.-mandated "no-fly" zones over Iraq, and in Operation Desert Storm.

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