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Members of the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, prepare two C-130 aircraft, in Cheyenne, Wyo., for Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System missions in the Rocky Mountain Region, June 24, 2012. The MAFFS equipped aircraft responded to an order from the National Inter-agency Fire Center for aerial fire fighting support. The two aircraft and personnel will be based in Colorado Springs, Colo. Also available in high definition.


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This work, Wyoming Aerial Fire Fighting Prep, by Capt. Rusty Ridley, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.24.2012

Date Posted:06.25.2012 12:34PM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:147689

VIRIN:120624-F-NB595-001

Filename:DOD_100427337

Length:00:04:57

Location:CHEYENNE, WY, USGlobe

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