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The view of the Spring Creek fire from an Air Force Reserve Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft in Colorado, July 2, 2018. Reserve C-130s support Colorado firefighting efforts
The Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd Airlift Wing flew multiple Modular Airborne Fire Fighting missions today dropping fire retardant to draw lines of containment supporting the suppression efforts of the Spring Creek fire in Colorado.
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2018
The 302nd Airlift Wing’s first Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System activation is documented in the Reserve wing’s print publication, the Front Range Flyer dated October 1993. . 1993: The 302nd Airlift Wing takes on the MAFFS mission
  It was 1993 when the 302nd Airlift Wing received the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System mission from the Air Force Reserve’s 943rd Airlift Group, March Air Force Base, California. The MAFFS mission provided aerial firefighting support to largescale, wildland fires by laying down lines of fire retardant to aid in the suppression of fires –
0 6/20
2018
MAFFS training underway in California Air Guard, Reserve wings kick off annual MAFFS training
As temperatures heated up in northern California, aerial firefighters from four C-130 airlift wings operating the U.S.D.A. Forest Service’s Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System, or MAFFS, started a weeklong training April 23 in anticipation of summer blazes.
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2018
A modified U.S. C-130 aircraft, assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, sprays water simulating a pesticide solution during a field exercise as part of the Department of Defense Aerial Spray Certification Course, Jan. 13, 2016. The 910th Airlift Wing has been tasked with providing its unique aerial spray capability to assist with recovery efforts in eastern Texas, following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Youngstown Air Reserve Station's 910th Airlift Wing is home to DoD’s only aerial spray mission. Earth Wind and Fire: Reservists own the skies
For the first time in the nearly 70-year history of the Air Force Reserve, all three special mission units have been called to action simultaneously due to a series of catastrophic events that have affected wide swaths of the U.S. Reserve Citizen Airmen from across the country are conducting weather reconnaissance, aerial spray and airborne
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2017
Aerial porters assigned to the Air Force Reserve Command’s 302nd Airlift Wing load a U. S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System onto a C-130 Hercules at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., July 29, 2017. The Reserve wing is responding to a request for assistance from the National Interagency Fire Center for one MAFFS-equipped C-130 from the 302nd AW to support fire suppression efforts in the Western U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Skarban)
Answering the call
The Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd Airlift Wing received a request for assistance from the National Interagency Fire Center to provide one Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 and aircrew to support ongoing aerial fire fighting efforts in the western U.S.Multiple geographic areas in the western U.S. are experiencing significant
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2017
Maj. Gen. Stayce Harris, 22nd Air Force commander, passes the 302nd Airlift Wing guide on to Col. James DeVere during an assumption of command ceremony April 2, 2016, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. DeVere comes to the 302AW from Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., where he was the 94th Operations Group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Amber Sorsek) Year in Review: Reserve Airlift Wing delivers in 2016
For the Air Force Reserve Command’s 302nd Airlift Wing, 2016 began with the mobilization and deployment of approximately 150 Air Force Reservists and four C-130s in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Over the course of the deployment hundreds of missions were flown to include airlifting passengers, cargo, and aeromedical evacuation patients
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2016
Senior leaders from the Air Force Reserve Command’s 302nd Airlift Wing salute a C-130H aircraft departing Peterson Air Force Base's flightline. The 302nd AW’s year began with approximately 150 Air Force Reservists and four C-130 aircraft leaving Colorado to spend four-months deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, in support of Operations Freedom’s Sentinel and Inherent Resolve. While deployed, the Airmen provided C-130 airlift support to include airlift, airdrop and aeromedical evacuation to U.S. Central Command operations throughout Southwest Asia. The deployed members of the 302nd Maintenance Group provided aircraft maintenance support ensuring fully mission capable C-130s in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Daniel Butterfield) Reserve wing rated ‘effective’ for 2016 inspection
Airmen and assets from the 302nd Airlift Wing were called into action around the world in 2016, from Southwest Asia deployments to aerial firefighting in the Western U.S. Now the Reserve Airmen can add a successful wing-wide inspection to their list of accomplishments this year.The 302nd AW was rated as “effective” in all categories of the 2016
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2016
A 302nd Airlift Wing Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130H departs Peterson Air Force Base early Aug. 3, 2016 enroute Boise Tanker Base, Idaho. MAFFS was activated to assist with U.S. Forest Service fire fighting efforts in the Western states. (U.S. Air Force photo/Daniel Butterfield) Reserve C-130 departs to assist aerial firefighting efforts
An Air Force Reserve C-130 equipped with a U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System departed here today to support ongoing aerial fire fighting efforts in the Western U.S.
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2016
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. James “Mark” Steward, right, receives the 2016 U.S. Forest Service “Spirit of MAFFS” award from Lt. Col. Brad Ross during Steward’s retirement ceremony June 4, 2016  here. The award recognizes contributions and achievements of individuals to the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System mission. Steward has been part of the MAFFS mission with the 302nd Airlift Wing for 21 years. Ross is the 302nd Operations Support Squadron operations officer. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Stephen Collier) Reserve pilot recognized for career contributions to aerial fire fighting
“Your success depends on your mental level of aspiration, if your standards are not high, you’ll wallow in mediocrity.” Joe I. Vigil, Adams State track coach. These are words that Lt. Col. James “Mark” Steward has aimed to live by and it’s safe to say he has met the highest of standards.            A C-130 pilot in his 21st year in the Modular
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2016
Congressional staff members embark on a 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron C-130 Hercules on the Joint Base Andrews, Md., flight line June 29, 2016. In honor of the 100th anniversary of U.S. air reserve power, congressional staff members were invited to an event showcasing special missions conducted by C-130s in the Air Force Reserve Command, to include weather surveillance, firefighting and aerial spraying. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kat Justen) AFRC celebrates 100 years of Reserve Air Power with C-130 special mission demo
Congressional staff members embark on a 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron C-130 Hercules on the Joint Base Andrews, Md., flight line June 29, 2016. In honor of the 100th anniversary of U.S. air reserve power, congressional staff members were invited to an event showcasing special missions conducted by C-130s in the Air Force Reserve Command, to
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