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C-130s drop retardant over Texas wildfiresC-130s drop retardant over Texas wildfires
C-130s drop retardant over Texas wildfires

Airmen from California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard's 145th Airlift Wing and Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing remove a fire retardant hose from a C-130H Hercules equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, April 19, 2011. MAFFS is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in less than five seconds. Wildfires have spread across various parts of Texas and have burned more than 1,000 square miles of land. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Harris)
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Posted: 4/20/2011

C-130s drop retardant over Texas wildfiresC-130s drop retardant over Texas wildfires
C-130s drop retardant over Texas wildfires

Staff Sgt. Anthony Hayes, 145th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, North Carolina Air National Guard, prepares to refill a C-130J Hercules, equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System, with fire retardant as it taxis into the pits at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, April 19, 2011. MAFFS is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in less than five seconds. Wildfires have spread across various parts of Texas and have burned more than 1,000 square miles of land. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Harris)
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Posted: 4/22/2011

C-130s drop retardant over Texas wildfiresC-130s drop retardant over Texas wildfires
C-130s drop retardant over Texas wildfires

Master Sgt. Jeff Tschacher, 153rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Wyoming Air National Guard, directs a C-130H Hercules equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System(MAFFS) to start engine two in preparation to fight wildfires burning in Texas, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, April 19, 2011. MAFFS is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in less than five seconds. The wildfires have spread across various parts of Texas and have burned more than 1,000 square miles of land. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Harris)
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Posted: 4/20/2011

Air Force support of Texas wildfires continuesAir Force support of Texas wildfires continues
Air Force support of Texas wildfires continues

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas: A C-130 equipped with a U.S.D.A. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System departs April 17 to fight a wildfire in a neighborhood in Austin, Texas, April 17. U.S. Northern Command has deployed six C-130 aircraft fitted with MAFFS to support the battle against ongoing wildfires in the area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Quinton Russ)
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Posted: 4/19/2011

Air Force support of Texas wildfires continuesAir Force support of Texas wildfires continues
Air Force support of Texas wildfires continues

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas: A wildfire burns land near Austin, Texas, April 17, 2011. U.S. Northern Command has deployed six C-130 aircraft fitted with the U.S.D.A. Forest Service’s Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems to support the fight against ongoing wildfires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Quinton Russ)
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Posted: 4/19/2011

Air Force support of Texas wildfires continuesAir Force support of Texas wildfires continues
Air Force support of Texas wildfires continues

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Shane Sturgeon fills up a C-130 Hercules's Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System aircraft with fire retardant before it departs April 17 to support the fighting against the wildfires in Texas. Sergeant Sturgeon is a maintainer assigned to the 302nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron out of Peterson AFB, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Quinton Russ)
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Posted: 4/19/2011

Air Force support of Texas wildfires continuesAir Force support of Texas wildfires continues
Air Force support of Texas wildfires continues

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas: A wildfire burns land near Austin, Texas, April 17, 2011. U.S. Northern Command has deployed six C-130 aircraft fitted with the U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System to Texas to support the fight against ongoing wildfires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Quinton Russ)
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Posted: 4/19/2011

Air Force support of Texas wildfires continuesAir Force support of Texas wildfires continues
Air Force support of Texas wildfires continues

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas: A C-130 from the 302nd Airlift Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., equipped with a U.S.D.A. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System flies toward a wildfire west of Austin, Texas, April 17. Six MAFFS C-130s, deployed by U.S. Northern Command to Texas, have conducted several aerial firefighting missions over the Texas fires in the past two days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Quinton Russ)
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Posted: 4/19/2011

Air Force support of Texas wildfires continuesAir Force support of Texas wildfires continues
Air Force support of Texas wildfires continues

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas: A lead plane from the U.S.D.A. Forest Service guides a C-130 from the 302nd Airlift Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., toward a wildfire west of Austin, Texas, April 17. U.S. Northern Command has deployed six C-130 aircraft equipped with the U.S.D.A. Forest Service’s Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System to support the fight against ongoing wildfires in the area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Quinton Russ)
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Posted: 4/19/2011

Firefighting operations continue in TexasFirefighting operations continue in Texas
Firefighting operations continue in Texas

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joe Burriss, 145th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, North Carolina Air National Guard, prepares a C-130H Hercules for firefighting operations at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, April 18, 2011. The C-130 is equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System(MAFFS) which is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in under 5 seconds. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Eric Harris)
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Posted: 4/18/2011

Firefighting operations continue in TexasFirefighting operations continue in Texas
Firefighting operations continue in Texas

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chuck Watkins, 115th Airlift Squadron, California Air National Guard, connects a fuel hose to a C-130J Hercules while preparing the aircraft for firefighting operations at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, April 18, 2011. The C-130 is equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System (MAFFS) which is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in under 5 seconds. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Eric Harris)
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Posted: 4/18/2011

Firefighting operations continue in TexasFirefighting operations continue in Texas
Firefighting operations continue in Texas

Airmen from California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard's 145th Airlift Wing and Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing gather at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas to prepare for wildfire fighting operations, April 18, 2011. The Airmen maintain and operate the Modular Airborne Firefighting System (MAFFS) housed aboard a C-130 Hercules which is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in under 5 seconds. The wildfires have spread across various parts of Texas and have burned more than 1,000 square miles of land. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Eric Harris)
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Posted: 4/18/2011

    

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