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The 145th Airlift Wing, held annual training in Greenville, South Carolina performing their Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) mission. The aircraft traveled a short distance to the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, N.C. to drop water to prepare for real world wild fires.


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This work, 145th Airlift Wing Trains Over the Hills of Southern North Carolina, by TSgt Matt Schwartz, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.10.2012

Date Posted:05.21.2012 3:17PM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:144681

VIRIN:120510-F-IM339-001

Filename:DOD_100396469

Length:00:07:15

Location:TN, US

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