C-130 dropping potable water on mountain ridge

302nd Airlift Wing Photos

Simi Valley Fire

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA -- A C-130E Hercules carrying the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System from the 302nd Airlift Wing at Petersen Field, Colo., prepares to deliver flame retardant onto a wild fire in Simi Valley on Oct. 29. The aircraft were on station helping to quell the numerous fires ravaging California this fire season. Pilots flying eight Air Force C-130 Hercules cargo airplanes have dropped 129,600 gallons of retardant during 48 sorties and 32 flying hours as of Oct. 29. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bill Kimble)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Bill Kimble
VIRIN: 031031-F-JZ509-385.JPG
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