ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Behind the scenes at Scott Air Force Base as they rush to evacuate Americans abroad. Most of them are military dependents facing dangerous conditions in a foreign country.
Folks at the Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base everyday are flying troops and supplies around the world a recent mission though involved dogs, cats, kids, and parents all because of a security concern.
Coordinating the evacuation of the Incerlik base in Turkey happened in the 618th Air Operations Center. Both the departments of state and defense ordered the American civilians to get out.
650 dependents would have to be moved quickly. Children, their parents and 70 family pets. The animals traveled in carriers eliminating the possibilty of any dog or cat fights during the flight.
It's been about eight years since they handled a mission like this.