Peoria airlift wing hit by polar vortex, mission continues

U.S. Air Force C-130H3 Hercules aircraft sit parked at the mass aircraft parking area during bitter cold weather conditions at the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, Ill., Jan. 6, 2014. The Illinois Air National Guard Base experienced minus 35 degrees Fahrenheit wind chills and wind gusts of up to 36 mph Monday when an arctic air mass crossed the central and eastern U.S., according to the National Weather Service. Despite the extreme environmental conditions, the installation remained open and ready to complete its state and federal missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer/Released)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Lealan BuehrerReleased
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