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MAFFS tackle largest wildfires in California history
October 30, 2020
About 150 feet above a tree line, a California Air National Guard C-130 aircraft releases 3,000 gallons of water, covering nearly a quarter mile, during aerial wild land firefighting training June 15-19, 2020, at the Tahoe National Forest.

103rd Airlift Wing flies 'Max Fly' five-ship C-130 formation
October 7, 2020
Five C-130H Hercules aircraft assigned to the 103rd Airlift Wing fly over Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts, Oct. 4, 2020. The “Max Fly” mission challenges the unit to fly the maximum amount of aircraft in its fleet in a single mission in a comprehensive display of the unit’s readiness and tactical airlift capabilities.

National Guard helps fight California wildfires
August 24, 2020
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection issued more than 270 California National Guard Soldiers protective gear to begin hand crew training at Camp Roberts Aug. 23, 2020, to support firefighting efforts. The Guard members will supplement CAL FIRE and Cal Guard’s Joint Task Force Rattlesnake hand crews deployed to key locations such as the Carmel Fire, Jones Fire, Hills Fire and others throughout the state.

Nevada Air Guard helping to battle California wildfires
August 24, 2020
Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 planes, MAFFS 2, assigned to 302nd Airlift Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, and MAFFS 8, assigned to 152nd Airlift Wing, Reno, Nevada, are mission-ready at McClellan Airbase, Sacramento, California, July 31, 2020. The MAFFS units were activated to support wildfire suppression efforts in California.