Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Flying Vikings Prepare For Deployment

Members of Minnesota's only Air Force Reserve unit are getting ready to head overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. About three-dozen members of the 934th Airlift Wing will deploy today to Southwest Asia. The group is part of about 150 members of the "Flying Vikings" who are being deployed during January and February.Governor Pawlenty plans to visit today with the reservists and their families. The 934th is a combat-ready Air Force Reserve Command flying unit based at Twin Cities International Airport. The unit flies C-130H cargo planes and also evacuates injured troops.