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Air Force RC-26B support U.S. Forest Service

A U.S. Air Force RC-26B Metroliner aircraft assigned to the 162nd Fighter Wing, Arizona Air National Guard, departs on a wildland fire mapping and detection mission in support of the U.S. Forest Service at the Eugene Airport, Eugene, Ore., August 1, 2021. The RC-26 is tasked with utilizing its highly mobile platform by making infrared images and video of the fires from above in order to map and detect wildland fires and hotspots in the western region of the United States. The RC-26 crews can detect hotspots before they become fires and help direct teams to those locations. First Air Force (Air Forces Northern), U.S. Northern Command’s Air Component, is the DoD’s operational lead for the aerial military wildland fire fighting response. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Cox)

PHOTO BY: Airman 1st Class Thomas Cox
VIRIN: 210801-Z-FJ772-1316.JPG
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CAMERA

NIKON D500

LENS

18.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-6.3

APERTURE

8

SHUTTERSPEED

1/640

ISO

100

IMAGE IS PUBLIC DOMAIN

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