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Air Force Reserve members return from Middle East

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Posted at 4:41 PM, Sep 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-18 16:41:39-04

Three C-130 Hercules aircraft and about 150 Air Force reserve members returned to the Niagara Falls Air Base today from deployment in the Middle East.

These were the final C-130 to return after more than 40 years with this unit.

"I could not be more proud of our Airmen," said Commander, Col. Brian Bowman. "Their efforts overseas showcased the 914th Airlift Wing as a hardworking, professional organization."

According to the United States Air Force Reserve, the C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed for troop, medivac, and cargo transport. 

"The C-130s have served this unit well," said Bowman. "As we await the many changes and innovations that will affect this installation in the future, it's important for us to reflect on this occasion and congratulate our heroes on a job well done."