Minnesota Airmen to practice flying C-130 aircrafts in Yuma

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Minnesota Airmen to practice flying C-130 aircrafts in Yuma

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YUMA, Ariz. (KSWT News 13) - Yuma's desert environment is the perfect practice spot for C-130 airmen. 

More than 100 airmen from the Minnesota National Air Guard are in town this week.

The C-130 aircrafts are used to deliver food, water and supplies to soldiers at war. 

Airmen will practice flying, landing and dropping supplies to troops just as if they were in Afghanistan or Iraq. 

"We like to practice like we fight, and with the climate conditions here in Yuma it provides us with the opportunity to simulate what we do in Afghanistan and Iraq so we're able to provide training to our troops," said Major Tom Gillin, a mission navigator with the Minnesota Air National Guard.

Tomorrow, the airmen will be working with local response teams to practice what to do in various emergency scenarios. 

 

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