Airmen and aircraft assigned to the Missouri Air National Guard's 139th Airlift Wing took refuge at Kansas City International Airport in July 2011 as the Missouri River rose up to 12-feet above flood stage, announced wing officials, July 26, 2011. The Air Guard unit is normally based 40 miles to the north at Rosecrans Airport in St. Joseph. Here, one of the wing's C-130s is prepped for takeoff at the Kansas City airport.
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