MOUNTAIN HOME -- About 300 men and women from Mountain Home Air Force Base are headed overseas. KTVB-TV reports Tuesday morning, commanders at Mountain Home lined the walkway as members of the 389th Fighter Squadron boarded a plane.

The squadron is deploying to Southwest Asia for about five months. This deployment was actually delayed about a month because of federal funding cuts. For some of the airmen who left today this will be their first overseas mission. The 389th's duties will include a mix of combat and air training missions.