Commander unveils Deepwater Horizon painting

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Air Force Reserve Chief, Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Darby Perrin and Commander Air Mobility Command Gen. Carlton D. Everhart III unveil the painting "Deepwater Horizon" at the 2016 Airlift/Tanker Association and Air Mobility Command Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee. The painting, created by Perrin, is the newest addition to the Air Force Art Program and commemorates the cleanup efforts 910th Airlift Wing's citizen airmen assisted with during the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. "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. The painting will join nearly 9,000 other works in the Air Force Art Program. These works document the history of Air Force Airmen, equipment, locations and activities. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew A. Ebarb)