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  • Travis AFB firefighters help community battle Solano wildfires

    The fire started in Napa, California as the result of a lightning storm, and quickly spread through the area to Vacaville and Fairfield ­­– both of which border Travis AFB. Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes in Napa and Solano counties through the duration of the day.
  • 571st MSAS trains El Salvador air force for peacekeeping mission

    The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron sent a 15 member mobility training team to the Republic of El Salvador to conduct training for two weeks.
  • Guard, Reserve units complete annual firefighting training with U.S. Forest Service

    121 sorties. 124 flight hours. 373,900 gallons of water dropped. Impressive statistics for firefighting aircrew members and personnel from four different C-130 Hercules military units participating in a five-day Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System annual training sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service in Boise, Idaho. The training included Air National Guard units from California, Nevada and Wyoming and one from the Air Force Reserve in Colorado. In all, 400 people from multiple agencies worked the training and certification operation.
  • Airmen load, airlift fire truck 3,700 miles to Nicaragua

    A New Jersey fire truck was recently transported 3,700 miles aboard a 449th Airlift Wing C-5B Galexy as a donation to volunteer firefighters in Managua, Nicaragua.
  • AF awards replacement firefighting foam contract

    The Air Force has awarded a $6.2 million contract to replace firefighting foam used in fire vehicles with an environmentally responsible foam to reduce the risk of possible contamination of soil and groundwater.
  • Reservists assist aerial firefighting efforts

    An Air Force Reserve C-130 Hercules equipped with a U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System departed Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 3 to support ongoing aerial firefighting efforts in the West.
  • Around the Air Force: Aug. 2

    On this look around the Air Force, the F-35A Lightning II becomes combat ready; Airmen at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, revamp a C-130H Hercules for fighting wildfires; and the Air Force selects the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year. Hosted by SSgt Traci Keller.
  • US, South Korea firefighter training strengthens partnerships

    Firefighters from the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron recently hosted a fire training event Aug. 26 at Osan Air Base, South Korea, for members of the South Korean air force and Songtan fire stations.
  • Airmen support firefighting efforts in California

    Two 146th Airlift Wing C-130 Hercules equipped with U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems, or MAFFS, will be assisting with wildfire suppression efforts in California and the Northwest at the request of the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, U.S. Northern Command officials said in a news release issued Sept. 22.
  • DOD continues aid to combat western wildfires

    Two Department of Defense C-130Hercules equipped with U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems and under the command and control of U.S. Northern Command are assisting with wildfire suppression efforts in the Northwest, Great Basin, and elsewhere in the West at the request of the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho.
  • DOD continues aid to combat wildfires in Northwest

    Two Defense Department C-130 Hercules equipped with U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems, or MAFFS, and under the command and control of U.S. Northern Command are assisting with wildfire suppression efforts in the Northwest, Great Basin, and elsewhere in the West at the request of the National Interagency Fire Center, or NIFC, in Boise, Idaho.
  • NORTHCOM officials provide update on wildfire efforts

    U.S. Northern Command officials today provided an update on support that Defense Department aircraft have provided to the battle against wildfires in the Northwest.
  • Airmen participate in German firefighter combat challenge

    Spangdahlem Air Base firefighters hosted and participated in the first Mosel Firefighter Combat Challenge July 5-6, in Ediger-Eller, Germany.
  • Afghan air force graduates first fire instructors

    Firefighters from both the Afghan Air Force and the Afghan National Army completed and graduated from the first-ever Fire Instructor Course offered in Afghanistan during a ceremony Oct. 31 at Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan.
  • Dover AFB firefighters unveil 9/11 memorial

    The Eagle Firefighters' Association unveiled Delaware's first public 9/11 memorial on the 12th anniversary of the attacks at the Air Mobility Command museum at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Sept. 11.
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