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August, 2012

Aug. 29, 2012

Fort Leonard Wood-based 4th MEB Soldiers Observe, Control, Train others for domestic disaster response

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Ten soldiers assigned to the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade helped train the next iteration of U.S. soldiers assigned to a domestic disaster response mission during a U.S.

Aug. 29, 2012

U.S. Northern Command assists with Hurricane Isaac efforts

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - U.S. Northern Command is coordinating Department of Defense’s support to FEMA and state and local response activities in response to Hurricane Isaac. There are

Aug. 28, 2012

U.S. Northern Command assists with Tropical Storm Isaac efforts

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - U.S. Northern Command is coordinating Department of Defense’s support to FEMA and state and local response activities in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaac.The

Aug. 28, 2012

MAFFS meets major mission milestone

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Department of Defense Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System C-130s reached a major mission milestone on Friday, Aug. 24, by dropping the 2 millionth gallon of

Aug. 23, 2012

Out of the ashes: The heroes, the environmental impact, and the home considerations that come with wildfires

This article is reprinted with permission from A Garden Life.Wildfires can be devastating, regenerating, fear-inducing, and awe-inspiring. They reveal heroic feats as well as scarred hillsides. Here,

Aug. 16, 2012

Law Enforcement, Public Safety Agencies Announce Security Restrictions, Transportation Plan for 2012 Republican, Democratic National Conventions

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - The U.S. Secret Service released the security restrictions and transportation plans for the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions.Security and

Aug. 13, 2012

U.S. Forest Service requests increase in MAFFS operations

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -Increased fire activity in the Western United States has prompted the U.S. Forest Service to call two additional MAFFS-equipped C-130s to resume operations by Tuesday. Those aircraft

Aug. 10, 2012

North Carolina Air National Guard returns to MAFFS mission

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -The North Carolina Air National Guard's 145th Airlift Wing will return to flying MAFFS Aug. 14, six weeks after four of the unit's Airmen were killed in a C-130 crash during a fire

Aug. 3, 2012

Additional MAFFS aircraft head to Boise

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The U.S. Forest Service has modified its request for assistance for the MAFFS-equipped C-130s. The new request, received late yesterday, tasks an additional two C-130s using Modular

Aug. 1, 2012

Air National Guard, Reserve MAFFS-equipped C-130s integral part of wildfire suppression

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Air National Guard has increasingly worked alongside the U.S. Forest Service and other emergency responders this summer, in what officials call one of the worst wildfire seasons