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  • Mountain Medic 22 exercise embodies total force construct, ends successfully

    Exercise Mountain Medic 22 wrapped up a few weeks ago after successfully incorporating multiple branches of military, several key players and both Army and Air Force aircraft in Colorado Springs, Aug. 16-26, 2022.
  • U.S. Air Force 74th Birthday Letter

    It is an honor to serve with you on the commemoration of the United States Air Force’s 74th birthday!  Our rich history lends itself to recognizing this is a celebration of outstanding determination, heroics, and innovation.  We honor the brave and dedicated Airmen who led the formation of our Air Force and the outstanding women and men who continue to build on their remarkable legacy. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 –
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