• 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.
  • 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 –
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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