C-130 dropping potable water on mountain ridge

302nd Airlift Wing Photos

ANG, Air Force Reserve support aerial firefighting response

Air National Guard Master Sgts. Marshall Davis and Chris Reese prepare the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System unit inside their C-130 Hercules aircraft June 27 before launching to respond from Peterson Air Force Base to the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs, Colo. MAFFS is a self-contained aerial firefighting system that can discharge 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in less than five seconds, covering an area one-quarter of a mile long by 100 feet wide. Davis and Reese are C-130 Hercules loadmasters assigned to the 153rd Airlift Wing, which is based in Cheyenne, Wyo. Peterson AFB is an Air Force installation located in southern Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephany D. Richards)

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