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  • Rally in the Rockies 2021: Day 1

    Personnel conducted a high altitude, low opening jump during Rally in the Rockies 2021 exercise, Sept. 13, 2021, Guernsey, Wyo. HALO jumps are typically employed when stealth is necessary to infiltrate enemy territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Ashley Walker)

  • 302nd Airlift Wing members bid farewell to deployers

    Leadership from the 302nd Airlift Wing deliver a salute to members aboard a C-130 aircraft before they depart to an undisclosured location Feb. 5, 2021, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. The mission of the 302 AW is to train, equip and employ airlift forces in worldwide support of the nation's

  • 302nd Airlift Wing C-130 provides MAFFS support for California fires

    A C-130H from the 302nd Airlift Wing, equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System, flies over fires near Sacramento after dropping retardant Aug. 3, 2020. On July 22, the USDA Forest Service activated two military C-130 aircraft from California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing to

  • Colorado Springs reservists grant a wish during pandemic

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- 5-year-old Wilder Umbarger and his family visited the 302nd Airlift Wing to tour a C-130 Hercules aircraft July 30, 2020. After seeing the Blue Angels perform in Michigan, Wilder fell in love with airplanes and wanted to see a real plane and meet a pilot. As Wilder

  • 302nd Airlift Wing thanks Colorado healthcare workers with flyover

    Over the last several months, medical personnel, healthcare workers and essential personnel all over the world have been working against one common enemy; COVID-19. In Colorado, as of May 6 there have been 17,830 cases, 2,986 hospitalized and 921 deaths, according to the Colorado Department of

  • 302nd Airlift Wing hosting annual aerial firefighting training

    About 300 people from the Air National Guard, U.S. Forest Service and other firefighting agencies are scheduled Monday to begin a weeklong aerial wildland firefighting training and certification hosted by the Air Force Reserve’s 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, here.

  • Two additional MAFFS C-130s-activated, arrive at Peterson AFB

    Air National Guard aircrews and two C-130 Hercules aircraft from 153rd Airlift Wing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, and 152nd AW, Reno, Nevada, arrive in response for assistance from the National Interagency Fire Center to support the ongoing fire suppression response efforts in the western U.S., at Peterson

  • 1993: The 302nd Airlift Wing takes on the MAFFS mission

     It was 1993 when the 302nd Airlift Wing received the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System mission from the Air Force Reserve’s 943rd Airlift Group, March Air Force Base, California. The MAFFS mission provided aerial firefighting support to largescale, wildland fires by laying down lines of fire