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A 302nd Airlift Wing Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System equipped-C-130 Hercules aircraft performs a system test at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, July 22, 2019


  • C-130 Hercules

    The C-130 Hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas.

  • 302nd Airlift Wing

    The 302nd Airlift Wing, one of several Air Force Reserve C-130 wings with an airdrop and airlift mission located throughout the nation, is a tenant organization at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado. More than 1,000 Reserve Citizen Airmen are assigned, of which roughly 200 are full-time, dual

  • 302 Airlift Wing History

    The Air Force Reserve Command’s 302nd Airlift Wing is located at Peterson Space Force Base, Colo. Approximately 1,300 Reserve Airmen are assigned, of which roughly 200 are full-time dual-status Air Reserve Technician employees.The mission of the 302nd AW is to train, equip and employ mission ready

  • Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS)

    In the 1970s, Congress established the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) Program to aid the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Typically, when all other civilian air tankers are activated but further assistance is needed, the U.S. Forest Service, through the National

  • Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) History

    The 2013 fire season was an active season for 302nd Airlift Wing MAFFS-equipped C-130s and aircrews. It began with the wing's MAFFS activation in support of the Black Forest, Colorado, fire on June 11. The 302nd Airlift Wing continued its support of wildland fire containment efforts in Colorado,