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First Combat Airdrop in More Than a Decade

First Combat Airdrop in more than a Decade

U.S. Air Force loadmasters assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron make final preparations to cargo pallets on a C-130H Hercules to conduct a supply airdrop over an undisclosed location in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Inherent Resolve’s Operation Roundup, June 3, 2018. This was the first combat airdrop in almost 14 years for the C-130H squadron deployed from the 908th Airlift Wing, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. In conjunction with partner forces, CJTF-OIR's mission is to defeat ISIS in designated areas of Iraq and Syria and set conditions to increase regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

First Combat Airdrop in more than a Decade

Cargo pallets destined for an airdrop over an undisclosed location fill a C-130H Hercules assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, June 3, 2018. The supply airdrop was in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Inherent Resolve’s Operation Roundup. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

First Combat Airdrop in more than a Decade

A C-130H Hercules loadmaster assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, works on a pallet prior to departure for an airdrop mission, June 3, 2018. The cargo pallets were airdropped over an undisclosed location in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Inherent Resolve’s Operation Roundup. This was the first combat airdrop in almost 14 years for the C-130H squadron deployed from the 908th Airlift Wing, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

First Combat Airdrop in more than a Decade

U.S. Air Force loadmasters and aircrew assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, observe pre-mission preparations on a C-130H Hercules June 3, 2018. The C-130H crew conducted a supply airdrop over an undisclosed location in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Inherent Resolve’s Operation Roundup. This was the first combat airdrop in almost 14 years for the C-130H squadron deployed from the 908th Airlift Wing, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

First Combat Airdrop in more than a Decade

U.S Air Force loadmasters and aircrew assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, observe pre-mission preparations on a C-130H Hercules June 3, 2018. The C-130H crew conducted a supply airdrop over an undisclosed location in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Inherent Resolve’s Operation Roundup. CJTF-OIR's mission is to defeat ISIS in designated areas of Iraq and Syria and set conditions to increase regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

First Combat Airdrop in more than a Decade

A U.S Air Force C-130 Hercules assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, is prepped for a mission June 3, 2018. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

First Combat Airdrop in more than a Decade

Moonlight shines down on the tail of C-130H Hercules assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, June 3, 2018. The aircraft and its crew are deployed from the 908th Airlift Wing, which is based at Maxwell-Gunter AFB in Montgomery, Ala., and is the state's only Air Force Reserve unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

First Combat Airdrop in more than a Decade

U.S. Air Force loadmasters assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron make final preparations to cargo pallets on a C-130H Hercules at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, to conduct a supply airdrop over an undisclosed location in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Inherent, June 3, 2018. In conjunction with partner forces, CJTF-OIR's mission is to defeat ISIS in designated areas of Iraq and Syria and set conditions for increased regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

First Combat Airdrop in more than a Decade

A U.S Air Force C-130H Hercules aircrew assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, flies toward a designated drop zone to airdrop supplies to forces at an undisclosed location, June 3, 2018. This was the first combat airdrop in almost 14 years for the C-130H squadron deployed from the 908th Airlift Wing, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. The mission was in support of Operation Roundup, part of an effort to defeat Daesh remnants in northeastern Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

First Combat Airdrop in more than a Decade
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A U.S Air Force C-130H Hercules loadmaster assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, performs an inspection on cargo pallets prior to an airdrop mission in support of Operation Roundup, June 3, 2018. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

First Combat Airdrop in more than a Decade
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A U.S Air Force C-130H Hercules aircrew assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, secures cargo during a refuel stop at an undisclosed location June 3, 2018. The crew was en route to conduct a combat airdrop mission, the first in almost 14 years for the C-130H squadron deployed from the 908th Airlift Wing, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

First Combat Airdrop in more than a Decade
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A U.S Air Force C-130H Hercules loadmaster assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, waits in preparation for arrival over a designated drop zone at an undisclosed location June 3, 2018. The pallets of supplies were designated for forces conducting missions for Operation Roundup, a Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve operation which to defeat Daesh remnants in northeastern Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

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A U.S Air Force C-130H Hercules loadmaster assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, listens to pilot instructions prior to a combat airdrop over an undisclosed location June 3, 2018. This was the first combat air drop for the loadmaster who is deployed from the 908th Airlift Wing, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

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A U.S Air Force C-130H Hercules loadmaster assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, waits in preparation before arrival over a designated drop zone at an undisclosed location June 3, 2018. The pallets of supplies were designated for forces on the ground conducting missions for Operation Roundup, a Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve to defeat Daesh remnants in northeastern Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

Undisclosed Location -- A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron departs Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, to conduct a supply airdrop over an undisclosed location in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Inherent Resolve's Operation Roundup, June 3, 2018. This was the first combat airdrop in almost 14 years for the C-130H squadron deployed from the 908th Airlift Wing , Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. In conjunction with partner forces, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve's (CJTF-OIR) mission is to defeat ISIS in designated areas of Iraq and Syria and set conditions for follow-on operations to increase regional stability.