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  • Airborne Firefighting units participate in interagency spring training in Idaho

    Less than two years after the most devastating firefighting season in the United States, the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) spring training took place at Gowen Field, Idaho, April 25-29, 2022.
  • Airmen move Peterson Air and Space Museum aircraft

    Airmen from the 302nd Maintenance Group and Peterson Staff Agencies on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., help Peterson Air and Space Museum staff and volunteers move a World War II era Republic P-47N Thunderbolt Aug. 3, 2020. The aircraft has been on display in the same spot in the hangar since June 2005. Museum director Gail Whalen said this was the
  • 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.
  • Showing up: Reservist celebrates 37 years at Mile-High Wing

    At the 302nd Airlift wing most people are like meteors or comets, here for a while but then moving on. However, one Reserve Citizen Airman has been with the wing since the beginning and has shown up like the Sun day after day for 37 years.
  • 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.
  • SERE specialist teaches future reservists how to find their way

    Surrounded by trees and mountains, 29 trainees stared at their maps, compasses and each other trying figure out where they were and where to go next.
  • 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
  • 302nd MXG holds first speed mentoring session

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 302nd Maintenance Group picked the brains of various senior leaders during a speed mentoring session, Nov. 4, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
  • Stitching pride into the mission

    Though their chief responsibility is ensuring aircrew safety, the Reserve Citizen Airmen at the 302nd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment shop go beyond that scope by using a skill set some might not associate with a military organization – sewing.
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