Posted on Jul 27, 2020
CW5 Jack Cardwell
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National Guard Artwork: One of two Modular Airborne Firefighting System (MAFFS) equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard, lays down a blanket of flame-retardant liquid over a forested area in Southern California. The fires, stoked by 100 mph Santa Ana winds, were categorized as a major disaster. The results were more than 300,000 people driven from their homes and nearly 500,000 acres of woodlands consumed in 12 counties. Also deployed to Southern California were two MAFFS equipped C-130 s from the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard. The four Air National Guard C-130s, staged at Naval Air Station, Point Mugu, flew more than 40 missions in the first week of operations.
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SPC Douglas Bolton
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Amazing work.
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COL Aviation Combined Arms Operations
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A friend of mine (a former coastie) designed that system. It’s amazing
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PO2 Jim Curry
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Cool pic...
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