C-130 dropping potable water on mountain ridge

302nd Airlift Wing Photos

ANG, Air Force Reserve support aerial firefighting response

Air Force Reservists from the 302nd Airlift Wing manuever their Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft June 27 to the Waldo Canyon Fire near 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. 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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