Army soldiers line up to board a C-130 aircraft.


  • Partnerships forged in fire

    In the dry heat of the high desert, the California and Nevada Air National Guard, the U.S. Forest Service, CAL FIRE, and multiple other fire-fighting agencies across the United States are performing their annual certification training for the aerial fire-fighting mission with MAFFS (Modular Airborne

  • 302nd Airlift Wing Airmen meet with the Chief of Staff of the Air Force

    Lt. Col. Richard Pantusa, 302nd Airlift Wing chief of aerial firefighting, speaks to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. about the wing’s aerial firefighting mission, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 24, 2020. The 302 AW is the only Air Force Reserve component of the MAFFS

  • MAFFS training during COVID-19 pandemic

    Aircrew from the 302nd Airlift Wing completed annual aerial firefighting training during a 4-day event at Jeffco Air Tanker Base, Colorado, starting April 27, 2020, in preparation for the upcoming fire season.