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Aug. 27, 2020

Nevada Air Guard MAFFS activation extended as western wildfires rage

Members of the 152nd Airlift Wing, Nevada Air National Guard activated July 29, the unit’s first firefighting activation in two years following a 2019 season that saw little need to request the military as a surge capacity for wildland fire suppression efforts.

Aug. 4, 2016

Reserve Airmen Stand Ready to Help Fight Wildfires

Air Force Lt. Col. Luke Thompson describes being at the controls of an aircraft carrying the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System, or MAFFS, during a firefighting operation.

Aug. 3, 2016

MAFFS C-130s to assist firefighting efforts

Military C-130s equipped with a U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System departed to support ongoing aerial fire fighting efforts in the Western U.S.