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On 40th anniversary, Air National Guard MAFFS crews busy fighting wildfires

MAFFS 6, a C-130J Hercules military transport aircraft from the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, Calif., drops a line of retardant over the trees in the mountains above Palm Springs, July 19, 2013. The California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing was activated July 18 to support CAL Fire and CAL OES on the Mountain Fire and other potential wildfire activity throughout the state. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Nicholas Carzis.)

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This work, On 40th anniversary, Air National Guard MAFFS crews busy fighting wildfires, by SrA Nicholas Carzis, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.19.2013

Date Posted:08.23.2013 11:07

Photo ID:1001568



Size:7.29 MB

Location:PALM SPRINGS, CA, USGlobe

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