300 3rd Wing members deployed to Turkey

Posted: Friday, February 23, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- About 300 members of Elmendorf Air Force Base's 3rd Wing will head out this weekend for Turkey in support of Operation Northern Watch.

The operation involves the enforcement of a ''no fly'' zone over northern Iraq.

The airmen and women from Elmendorf will be based at Incirlike Air Base in Turkey. In addition to military personnel, the 3rd Wing is deploying 10 F-15E Strike Eagles and one E-3 Sentry.

The deployment is part of a regular rotation.

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