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The view of the Spring Creek fire from an Air Force Reserve Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft in Colorado, July 2, 2018. MAFFS ACTIVATION: Reserve C-130s support Colorado firefighting efforts
The Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd Airlift Wing flew multiple Modular Airborne Fire Fighting missions today dropping fire retardant to draw lines of containment supporting the suppression efforts of the Spring Creek fire in Colorado.
0 7/02
2018
The 302nd Airlift Wing’s first Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System activation is documented in the Reserve wing’s print publication, the Front Range Flyer dated October 1993. . 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 retardant to aid in the suppression of fires –
0 6/20
2018
U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, presents a copy of the Congressional Record recognizing the Air Force Reserve’s 302nd Airlift Wing for its 25 years supporting the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System mission to Col. James DeVere, the 302nd AW commander, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, June 1, 2018. Lamborn came to the wing on an official visit to discuss the MAFFS mission with DeVere. Lamborn’s proclamation was officially added to the U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Record April 26, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Frank Casciotta) Reserve wing recognized by Congress for MAFFS milestone

0 6/05
2018
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Col. Richard Saunders, 302nd Mission Support Group commander, passes the 39th Aerial Support Squadron guidon to Maj. Emily Barry, the 39th APS commander, during the 39th APS Change of Command ceremony, May 5, 2018, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Barry took command of the squadron, Sept. 1, 2017, that provides Aerial Port operations including cargo, ramp and passenger services and airdrop support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tiffany Lundberg) 39th APS hails new commander
The 39th Aerial Port Squadron held their change of command ceremony signifying Maj. Royce Johnson relinquishing command of the 39th APS to Maj. Emily Barry, May 5, here.
0 5/21
2018
Col. James DeVere, the 302nd Airlift Wing commander, explains the Reserve wing’s aerial port mission to members of the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC’s Military Affairs Council, Area Chiefs of Staff forum during a meeting hosted by 302nd AW and 310th Space Wing commanders at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado March 21, 2018. Colorado Reserve wings host local civic, military leaders
Col. James DeVere, the 302nd Airlift Wing commander, explains the Reserve wing’s aerial port mission to members of the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC’s Military Affairs Council, Area Chiefs of Staff forum during a meeting hosted by 302nd AW and 310th Space Wing commanders at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado March 21, 2018.
0 3/30
2018
Staff Sgt. Jennifer Shippy, 21st Logistics Readiness Squadron, secures a cargo net around boxes of donated winter weather gear inside the 39th Aerial Port Squadron’s loading bay at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Jan. 29, 2018. The winter clothes, donated by Cyrus International, Inc., are being transported via a C-17 Globemaster aircraft from March AFB, California, to mountainous villages in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Frank Casciotta) Reserve aerial porters help Denton program deliver again
For the second year in a row, Air Force reservists with the 39th Aerial Port Squadron have partnered with the 21st Logistics Readiness Squadron to help deliver winter weather clothes to Afghanistan via the Denton Program.Similar to last year, there was more than 13,000 pounds of donated winter weather clothes to be prepared and transported from
0 2/16
2018
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The 21st Medical Group, along with the 302nd Airlift Wing, conducted joint training with Airmen from the U.S. Air Force Academy and Schriever Air Force Base to show proper loading and unloading procedures for casualties on a C-130 Hercules aircraft, July 14, 2017 at Peterson AFB, Colorado. Wounded Airmen can be stacked five high and flown to medical facilities for treatment around the world.(U.S. Air Force photo by Robb Lingley) Transporting injured Airmen to safety
The 21st Medical Group, along with the 302nd Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserve, conducted joint training with Airmen from the U.S. Air Force Academy and Schriever Air Force Base to show proper loading and unloading procedures for casualties on a C-130 Hercules aircraft, July 14, 2017 at Peterson AFB, Colorado.
0 7/26
2017
Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Brandt, C-130 Hercules loadmaster assigned to the 731st Airlift Squadron, briefs trainees about C-130 Hercules aircraft capabilities Apr. 2, 2017, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. The trainees are in the 302nd Airlift Wing and 310th Space Wing Development and Training Flight. The purpose of D&TF is to prepare trainees for basic training, technical school, and an Air Force Reserve career. “The goal is to get our trainees on a C-130 Hercules tour every four months,” said Tech. Sgt. Jemario Patterson, 302nd AW D&TF program coordinator. “We tour other 302nd AW squadrons so trainees can learn the mission of each unit and see reservists in action.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Amber Sorsek) Air Force trainees get up close with C-130
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Brandt, C-130 Hercules loadmaster assigned to the 731st Airlift Squadron, briefs trainees about C-130 Hercules aircraft capabilities Apr. 2, 2017, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. The trainees are in the 302nd Airlift Wing and 310th Space Wing Development and Training Flight. The purpose of D&TF
0 4/10
2017
Col. Erich Novak (right), 302nd Airlift Wing vice commander, looks on as a 302nd AW C-130H3 Hercules and its Air Force Reserve crew prepare to taxi for take off as the flying portion of the 2016 Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System certification week begins in Ventura, Calif., May 3, 2016. The annual certification week, taking place May 2-6, brings together members of the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve to be certified on operating MAFFS in the event of being called upon to support wildland fire containment. The wings include North Carolina's 145th AW; California's 146th AW; Wyoming's 153rd AW; and the AF Reserve's 302nd AW. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Stephen J. Collier) AF Reserve, ANG Airmen prepare for 2016 wildland fire season
Airmen from four ANG wings, together with the AF Reserve’s 302nd Airlift Wing, took part in classroom-based briefings and training as well as C-130 flying operations. Military flight instructors trained alongside U.S. Forest Service aircrew flying in mountainous terrain over simulated fire lines, while ground crew members honed their skills servicing the aircraft and reloading the MAFFS units at the tanker base located at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station in Port Hueneme, California.
0 5/09
2016
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