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240425-Z-SF462-1004.JPG Photo By: Tech. Sgt. Michelle Ulber

CHANNEL ISLANDS AIR NATIONAL GUARD STATION, Calif. - U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System) ground crew prepare a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing, for flight during annual MAFFS recertification training at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, Port Hueneme, California on April 25, 2024. Air National Guard aircrew from the California Air National Guard's, 146th Airlift Wing and the U.S. Air Force Reserve's 302nd Airlift Wing, train together to accomplish their aerial firefighting certification alongside the U.S. Forest Service and other wildfire prevention agencies. The recertification training includes classroom sessions, flying and ground operations for Air Force aircrews, civilian lead plane pilots, and support personnel from the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and other federal and state agencies. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. Michelle Ulber)


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