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Combat Art Articles

Deepwater Horizon

  • Published

Deepwater Horizon painting

lithograph       in the press link

Senior Master Sgt. (ret.) Darby Perrin
Medium: Oil on masonite
Date: 2016

"Deepwater Horizon" depicts two C-130H Hercules Modular Aerial Spray Systems and Citizen Airmen from the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, in the cleanup effort following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. While the 910th AW's aerial sprays are commonly known for insect and vegetation control, the wing has assisted the U.S. Coast Guard with oil spill cleanup for almost 20 years. The cleanup mission lasted five weeks and AF Reserve aircrews sprayed approximately 30,000 acres with oil dispersant during the cleanup effort. The painting joins nearly 9,000 other works in the Air Force Art Program.