302nd Airlift Wing C-130 provides MAFFS support for California fires

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A C-130H from the 302nd Airlift Wing, equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System, flies over fires near Sacramento after dropping retardant Aug. 3, 2020. On July 22, the USDA Forest Service activated two military C-130 aircraft from California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing to assist with increased fire activity in several western states. C-130s equipped with MAFFS can drop up to 3,000 gallons of fire retardant in less than 10 seconds across a quarter-mile line. Aircraft from Air Force Reserve Command’s 302 AW, Peterson AFB, Colorado, the Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing, Cheyenne, Wyoming and the 152nd Airlift Wing, Reno, Nevada, switched out weekly after the initial activation. The tail from 302 AW will be providing support until Aug. 12. (Courtesy Photo)