BOISE, Idaho (KLIX)- Idaho airman are getting ready for deployment to the Middle East to join the fight against the Islamic State.

This week the Idaho Air National Guard announced the 124th Fighter Wing will be deployed this spring and summer. The mission includes a number of aircraft, pilots, maintenance personnel, security forces and medical staff. More than 500 members of the fighter wing will take part in Operation Inherent Resolve.

Idaho Air National Guard

“This deployment highlights the dedication of the 124th Fighter Wing and its members, as well as the community of families, state and local leaders, neighbors and employers who have demonstrated once again their steadfast and unwavering support of Idaho’s service members,” Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter said. “The impact on the community is recognized and their sacrifice is deeply appreciated.”