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  • Reserve Citizen Airmen showcase at one of the nation’s biggest air shows

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 302nd Airlift Wing arrived at one of the nation’s biggest air shows today to showcase the wing’s special aerial firefighting mission.
  • Reservists conduct urban and water survival training

    Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 302nd Airlift Wing's 731st Operations Group and 34th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron spent three days practicing Survival Evasion and Resistance Escape skills in Key West, Florida, May 21-23.
  • MAFFS Loadmaster: 15 years, two systems, still going

    It can feel intense using the MAFFS when flying 150 feet off the ground near a wildfire stretching over thousands of acres. When the co-pilot presses the button to release the 3,000 gallons of retardant Jason is sitting next to, it’s his job to make sure it goes off without a hitch. Thankfully, he helped write the book on it.
  • 302nd Airlift Wing hosting annual aerial firefighting training

    About 300 people from the Air National Guard, U.S. Forest Service and other firefighting agencies are scheduled Monday to begin a weeklong aerial wildland firefighting training and certification hosted by the Air Force Reserve’s 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, here.
  • Improved medical process gives reservists more time for training

    Instead of spending hours completing their annual Periodic Health Assessments, reservists here were in and out in as little as 15 minutes during the December unit training assembly. More often than not, time is in short supply during UTAs, which is why the Reserve Citizen Airmen at the 302nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron spent more than a year
  • MAFFS ACTIVATION: Reserve C-130s support Colorado firefighting efforts

    The Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd Airlift Wing flew multiple Modular Airborne Fire Fighting missions today dropping fire retardant to draw lines of containment supporting the suppression efforts of the Spring Creek fire in Colorado.
  • 1993: The 302nd Airlift Wing takes on the MAFFS mission

      It was 1993 when the 302nd Airlift Wing received the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System mission from the Air Force Reserve’s 943rd Airlift Group, March Air Force Base, California. The MAFFS mission provided aerial firefighting support to largescale, wildland fires by laying down lines of fire retardant to aid in the suppression of fires –
  • Earth Wind and Fire: Reservists own the skies

    For the first time in the nearly 70-year history of the Air Force Reserve, all three special mission units have been called to action simultaneously due to a series of catastrophic events that have affected wide swaths of the U.S.
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