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The 153rd Airlfit Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard: 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard; and 302nd Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserve--Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., provide C-130s equipped with the U.S. Forest Service's Modular Airborne Firefighting System (MAFFS) to support the firefighting mission of Rocky Mountain area fires. The drops are being made on the Squirrel Creek fire in Wyoming's Medicene Bow National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grassland. Available in High Definition.


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This work, Modular Airborne Firefighting System (MAFFS) used in Wyoming, by Capt. Rusty Ridley, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.6.2012

Date Posted:07.7.2012 8:28PM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:148699

VIRIN:120706-F-NB595-001

Filename:DOD_100436859

Length:00:04:26

Location:LARAMIE, WY, USGlobe

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missions. The others incude the 302nd Airlift Wing, U.S. Air Force Reserve, in Colorado
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