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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A U.S. Forest Service aircraft breaks away as a Modular Airborne Firefighting System-equipped C-130 begins dropping retardant on a section of the Waldo Canyon fire near Colorado Springs, Colo., June 26, 2012. Four MAFFS units from the 302nd and 153rd Airlift Wings are flying in support of the U.S. Forest Service as they fight wildland fires in Colorado. (U.S. Air Force video by Tech. Sgt. Thomas J. Doscher)


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This work, MAFFS in Colorado June 26, 2012, by TSgt Thomas Doscher, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.26.2012

Date Posted:06.26.2012 8:30PM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:147813

VIRIN:120626-F-YX459-100

Filename:DOD_100428890

Length:00:09:57

Location:COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, USGlobe

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