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  • 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 assist with increased fire activity in several
  • Joint exercise promotes readiness amidst worldwide pandemic

    Multiple wings from around the U.S. met at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson for the Predictable Iron exercise July 12-25, 2020, despite an ongoing worldwide pandemic.
  • 30 years of flying: Col. DeVere retires

    After 30 years of Air Force and Air Force Reserve service, Col. James DeVere, former 302nd Airlift Wing commander, retired, Aug. 1, 2020, here.
  • 302nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron welcomes new commander

    Col. Jordan Murphy, 302nd Maintenance Group commander, passes the 302nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Cody Whittington during a change of command ceremony, Aug. 2, 2020, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Whittington assumed command from Lt. Col. Sara Kershaw, who is now the Maintenance Group deputy commander. (Courtesy photo)
  • 302nd Force Support Squadron provide meals during the unit training assembly

    Members of the 302nd Force Support Squadron serve members of the 302nd Airlift Wing breakfast out of single pallet expeditionary kitchen during the unit training assembly, Aug. 1, 2020, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. The 302 FSS also participated in an exercise serving over 50, 302nd Logistics Readiness Squadron reservists then around 500,
  • 302nd Airlift Wing welcomes new commander

    The 302nd Airlift Wing welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony, Aug. 1, here. Col. Christopher Zidek, 413th Flight Test Group commander, assumed command of the 302 AW from Col. James DeVere.
  • 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 struggles with a terminal illness, X-Linked
  • 48 hours: 302nd Airlift Wing reservists deployed in support of COVID-19

    Part of being a service member means being able to deploy in a moment’s notice. A moment could mean months, weeks or even days. Eight reservists with the 302nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron received their call to deploy in support of COVID-19 just days before departure.
  • Training together while physically distant: 302nd Communication Flight holds virtual training

    Approximately 34 Reservists with the 302nd Communications Flight completed essential training virtually over the June unit training assembly using the Commercial Virtual Remote environment through Microsoft Teams.
  • 302nd MXS reservists conduct pressurization and auxiliary power unit checks

    Tech. Sgt Christopher Orr, 302nd Maintenance Squadron aircraft technician, runs a check on the auxiliary power unit of a C-130 Hercules during a unit training assembly, June 6, 2020, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Every six months, reservists have to re-certify on specific skills in order to maintain mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo