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  • Reserve C-130 aerial firefighting teams fly during second busiest wildfire season

    The 302nd Airlift Wing has three C-130 aircraft flying sorties out of McClellan Air Tanker Base this year in Sacramento County, California, performing an aerial firefighting mission unique within the Air Force Reserve. Since first being activated on July 20, the 302 AW has been working together with other military aircraft from Nevada Air National Guard’s 152 AW, Wyoming ANG’s 153 AW, and California ANG’s 146 AW to drop millions of gallons of fire retardant in support of fire suppression efforts in California.
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen showcase at one of the nation’s biggest air shows

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 302nd Airlift Wing arrived at one of the nation’s biggest air shows today to showcase the wing’s special aerial firefighting mission.
  • 302nd Airlift Wing hosting annual aerial firefighting training

    About 300 people from the Air National Guard, U.S. Forest Service and other firefighting agencies are scheduled Monday to begin a weeklong aerial wildland firefighting training and certification hosted by the Air Force Reserve’s 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, here.
  • Exercise tests reservists’ mass casualty response

    Reserve Citizen Airmen, litters in tow, rush into a smoke-filled building amid the screams and shouts of the wounded. Strapping the injured onto litters, one by one, they carry them to safety before returning to the smoke-filled building to search for others.
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