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​MSgt. Maurice Shivers, 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, marshals a K-Loader vehicle toward a C-130 Hercules June 28, 2016, at Al Udeid AB, Qatar. Air Force photo by SrA. Janelle Patiño.

​The 914th Airlift Wing at Niagara Falls ARS, N.Y., is wrapping up its final airlift rotation to al Udeid AB, Qatar, before it transitions from the C-130 to KC-135 Stratotankers, according to a release. The 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron and the 746th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit supported over 1,000 flight hours in support of Operation Inherent Resolve just within the last three months. The C-130s proved more than capable of adapting to their challenging missions, which involved inserting airborne troops, airdropping cargo, and medical evacuations under demanding conditions that necessitated “routinely landing on a 3,000-foot dirt runway” and “flying only 300 feet off the ground.”