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NC Air Guard C-130s deploy to fight Colorado fires

Chief Master Sgt Andrew Huneycutt (right) discusses flight details with Master Sgt. Lester Terry before several C-130s assigned to the 145th Airlift Wing, N.C. Air National Guard, depart to Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado to support fire fighting throughout the Rocky Mountain area using the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System.



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This work, NC Air Guard C-130s deploy to fight Colorado fires [Image 9 of 13], by TSgt Brian Christiansen, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.30.2012

Date Posted:06.30.2012 09:58

Photo ID:615869

VIRIN:120630-F-AY498-001

Resolution:3872x2592

Size:3.71 MB

Location:US

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NC Air National Guard's Charlotte-based 145th Wing deploying to fight Colorado fires

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