Rosecrans Adds C-130H Weapons Instructor Course

The Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base in St. Joseph, Mo., is adding a C-130H weapons instructor course to its curriculum, according to a release. Rosecrans is home of the Missouri Air Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing. The doctorate-level course is designed to teach tactics and leadership to C-130H pilots and navigators. Upon completion of the six-month course, they “will take key positions” in Air Guard and Air Force Reserve wings around the nation, “making our C-130 fleet stronger and more capable,” said Army Maj. Gen. Steve Danner, Missouri National Guard adjutant general. He announced in late August that the course was coming to Rosecrans. The center will offer two WICs a year, beginning in February 2015, with each course having six students, states the release. The center is expected to add some 30 new positions for the course. The instructors will come from the Active Duty component, Air Guard, and Reserve.