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Nevada Air Guard Helps Battle Western Wildfires
August 17, 2023
A Nevada Air National Guard Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System C-130 assigned to the 152nd Airlift Wing takes off from Nevada Air National Guard Base, Reno, for Klamath Falls, oregon, Aug. 16, 2023. The MAFFS aircraft is helping to fight wildfires in several western states.

Oregon Airmen Prepare for Wildland Fire Season
May 12, 2023
Airmen assigned to the 173rd Fighter Wing don Oregon Department of Forestry uniforms and extinguish a grass fire during wildland firefighter training at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore., May 7, 2023. The training prepared Oregon Air Guardsmen to aid the state when wildland fires outpace state resources during hot summer months.

Oregon National Guard Supports Wildland Firefighting
September 26, 2022
Oregon Army National Guard Spc. Zack Baker, a Double Creek Fire volunteer, talks with residents at a road closure point in Imnaha, Ore., Sept. 23, 2022. Baker and fellow Guard members are staffing road closure points around the perimeter of the Double Creek Megafire in the Wallowa Whitman National Forest area.

Nebraska National Guard battles wildfire by air and ground
April 14, 2022
Airmen from the Nebraska Air National Guard's 155th Air Refueling Wing fire department establish a fire break to prevent wildfire spread near Arapahoe, Neb., April 11, 2022. High wind and drought fueled a fire that burned more than 30,000 acres and destroyed or damaged dozens of homes and other structures in Gosper and Furnas counties in south central Nebraska.

152nd Airlift Wing 'High Rollers' extended on MAFFS duty
July 20, 2021
Three Air National Guard C-130s await launch orders July 14, 2021, at CAL FIRE Air Tanker Base, McClellan Park, Calif. The Department of Defense, through the commander, U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), supports the National Interagency Fire Center in wildland firefighting operations.

Kansas Guard expands wildland firefighting capabilities
September 25, 2020
Chris Hanson, right, district fire management officer with the Kansas Forest Service, monitors a controlled burn with a Kansas National Guard student during the Wildland Firefighting Red Card Certification Course at the Great Plains Regional Training Center in Salina Sept. 17, 2020.

Idaho Guard members earn Red Card to fight wildland fires
June 29, 2020
About 40 Idaho Citizen-Solders attended the Idaho National Guard's first wildland firefighting training course at Gowen Field, Idaho, June 15-19 and June 22-26, 2020. It was the first time the five-day courses were offered to non-firefighter members of the Guard.