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Congressional staffers visit Reserve wing

Master Sgt. Brent Renholm, a 302nd Aircrew Flight Equipment flight chief, explains how 302nd Airlift Wing aircrew use the equipment maintained by his shop to congressional staffers during their visit at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 7, 2019.

Master Sgt. Brent Renholm, a 302nd Aircrew Flight Equipment flight chief, explains how 302nd Airlift Wing aircrew use the equipment maintained by his shop to congressional staffers during their visit at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 7, 2019. The staffers visited the wing as part of their 3-day visit to military installations in the Colorado Springs area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Casciotta)

Master Sgt. Thomas Freeman, a 731st Airlift Squadron loadmaster, explains how the 302nd Airlift Wing partners with the U.S. Forest Service using the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System to congressional staffers during their visit at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 7, 2019

Master Sgt. Thomas Freeman, a 731st Airlift Squadron loadmaster, explains how the 302nd Airlift Wing partners with the U.S. Forest Service using the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System to congressional staffers during their visit at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 7, 2019. The Air Force Reserve wing can equip one of its C-130 Hercules aircraft with the U.S. Forest Serviced owned system to aid in wildfire suppression efforts. The staffers visited the wing as part of their 3-day visit to military installations in the Colorado Springs area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Casciotta)

Col. James DeVere, the 302nd Airlift Wing commander speaks to congressional staff members about the wing’s mission sets and Air Force Reserve at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 7, 2019.

Col. James DeVere, the 302nd Airlift Wing commander speaks to congressional staff members about the wing’s mission sets and Air Force Reserve at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 7, 2019. The staffers visited the wing as part of their 3-day visit to military installations in the Colorado Springs area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Casciotta)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

As part of a 3-day trip to military installations five congressional staff members representing districts in Colorado, Texas, North Dakota and North Carolina, visited the 302nd Airlift Wing, here, Aug. 7.

The team of congressional representatives also toured Fort Carson, Schriever AFB and the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Jackson Smith, the military legislative assistant for Congressman Scott Tipton who led the trip said their intent was learn more about Army readiness and the application of air, missile defense and space assets.