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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kelsey Herzfeld, assigned to the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing, prepares to attach the nozzle apparatus to the main body of the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems in one of two Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 H aircraft April 12 at the WyANG Base in Cheyenne. MAFFS 1 and 3 were readied in preparation of annual recertification training, happening next week in Boise, Idaho. MAFFS is a self-contained aerial firefighting system owned by the U.S. Forest Service that can discharge 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in less than 5 seconds. The Wyoming Air National Guard has been flying its C-130H aircraft in MAFFS missions since 1975 and currently provides 25 percent of the Department of Defense’s MAFFS capability. (Wyoming Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy McGuire)
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