C-130 dropping potable water on mountain ridge

302nd Airlift Wing Photos

ANG, Air Force Reserve support aerial firefighting response

The Waldo Canyon Fire rages June 27 near Colorado Springs, Colo., as Air Force Reservists from the 302nd Airlift Wing fly overhead in a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft. 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. The 302nd AW is based at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephany D. Richards)

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