Members of the North Dakota Air National Guard's 119th Wing have just returned from a Southwest Asia tour flying C-21 VIP transports, but state officials talked with top Air Force leaders Sept. 17, 2009, to press the service to assign eight C-27J Joint Cargo Aircraft vice the four Spartans the unit is slated to receive. The state delegation also asked USAF to add the MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Vehicle to the unit's stable; it now flies the MQ-1 Predator RPV. Here, Capt. Christopher Domitrovich and 1st Lt. Treff Wagner, both of the wing's 177th Airlift Squadron, pilot a C-21 aircraft as they maneuver down the taxi-way prior to launch at Hector International Airport, Fargo, N.D. May 20, 2009. This is the first time that the North Dakota Air Guard C-21s have deployed to Southwest Asia
USAF photo by SMSgt. David H. Lipp
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