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Gearing up for MAFFS training

Staff Sgt. Michael Allen, a 731st Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules aircraft loadmaster, makes adjustments to a USDA Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System aircraft loading trailer while Senior Master Sgt. Nattessa Gilbert, a 731st AS loadmaster and MAFFS trainer, offers instruction at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2018.

Staff Sgt. Michael Allen, a 731st Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules aircraft loadmaster, makes adjustments to a USDA Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System aircraft loading trailer while Senior Master Sgt. Nattessa Gilbert, a 731st AS loadmaster and MAFFS instructor, offers guidance at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2018. The 302nd Airlift Wing Air Force reservists are preparing for the annual MAFFS aerial wildland firefighting training and certification in Sacramento, California, beginning April 23, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Frank Casciotta)

Staff Sgt. Anne Lepillez, a 731st Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules aircraft loadmaster, directs a USDA Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System aircraft loading trailer toward a C-130 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2018.

Staff Sgt. Anne Lepillez, a 731st Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules aircraft loadmaster, directs a USDA Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System aircraft loading trailer toward a C-130 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2018. The 302nd Airlift Wing reservists are preparing for the annual MAFFS aerial wildland firefighting training and certification in Sacramento, California, beginning April 23, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Frank Casciotta)

An Air Force Reserve Command 302nd Airlift Wing USDA Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft blasts 3,000 gallons of water at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2018.

An Air Force Reserve Command C-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to the 302nd Airlift Wing equipped with a USDA Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System unit releases 3,000 gallons of water in less than 10 seconds during a MAFFS system test at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2018. The 302nd Airlift Wing reservists are preparing for the annual MAFFS aerial wildland firefighting training and certification in Sacramento, California, beginning April 23, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Frank Casciotta)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo -- Staff Sgt. Michael Allen, a 731st Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules aircraft loadmaster, makes adjustments to a USDA Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System aircraft loading trailer while Senior Master Sgt. Nattessa Gilbert, a 731st AS loadmaster and MAFFS instructor, offers guidance at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2018. The 302nd Airlift Wing reservists are preparing for the annual MAFFS aerial wildland firefighting training and certification in Sacramento, California, beginning April 23, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Frank Casciotta)

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