Video by Master Sgt. Nicholas Carzis
50 years of aerial wildland fire training culminating at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station
146 Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard
May 11, 2023 | 5:14
U.S. Air National Guard MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System) equipped C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 115th Airlift Squadron and U.S. Air Force Reserve C-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to the 302nd Airlift Wing, participate in aerial wildfire suppression training with the U.S. Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) in the mountains of the Angeles Forest above Santa Clarita, California, May 12, 2023. This week's training will culminate the second iteration of MAFFS training and celebrate a 50-year interagency partnership between the Department of Defense and the USDA Forest Service. 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.

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