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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 and members of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forestry Service conduct their morning briefing during firefighting operations at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, April 21, 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: 4/22/2011

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Wildfires burn in various locations across Texas, April 19, 2011. The U.S. Forestry Service, the Air National Guard and other agencies are all fighting to put out and control these fires that have burned more than 1,000 square miles of land. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Eric Harris)
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Posted: 4/20/2011

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Wildfires burn in various locations across Texas, April 19, 2011. The U.S. Forestry Service, the Air National Guard and other agencies are all fighting to put out and control these fires that have burned more than 1,000 square miles of land. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Eric Harris)
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Posted: 4/20/2011

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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 under 5 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/Staff Sgt. Eric Harris)
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Posted: 4/20/2011

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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Larry Quinn, 153th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Wyoming Air National Guard, prepares to 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 under 5 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/Staff Sgt. Eric Harris)
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Posted: 4/20/2011

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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 prepare to fill a C-130H Hercules equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System(MAFFS) with fire retardant at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, April 19, 2011. MAFFS is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in under 5 seconds. The fire retardant has fertilizer in it to promote new growth after the fires have been put out. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Eric Harris)
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Posted: 4/20/2011

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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 conduct firefighting operations at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, April 19, 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: 4/20/2011

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Master Sgt. Chuck Watkins connects a fuel hose to a C-130 Hercules, while preparing the aircraft for wildfire fighting operations across Texas April 18, 2011, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The C-130 is equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System, which is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in less than 5 seconds. Sergeant Watkins is assigned to the California Air National Guard's 115th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Eric Harris)
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Posted: 4/20/2011

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The Modular Airborne Firefighting System, like the one pictured here, is housed aboard a C-130 Hercules, and is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in less than 5 seconds. Airmen will use MAFFS-equipped C-130s to fight wildfires which have spread across 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: 4/20/2011

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Airmen prepare several C-130 Hercules for wildfire fighting operations across Texas April 18, 2011, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. These C-130s are equipped with Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems, which are capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in less than 5 seconds. The wildfires have spread across parts of Texas and have burned more than 1,000 square miles of land. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Wollenberg)
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Posted: 4/20/2011

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Airmen prepare several C-130 Hercules for wildfire fighting operations across Texas April 18, 2011, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. These C-130s are equipped with Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems, which are capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in less than 5 seconds. The wildfires have spread across parts of Texas and have burned more than 1,000 square miles of land. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Wollenberg)
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Posted: 4/20/2011

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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

    

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