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The aircrew of a C-130 Hercules from the 302nd Airlift Wing, 731st Airlift Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado waits for takeoff clearance from Redding Municipal Airport, Calif. The aircraft, one of two from the 731st Airlift Squadron was joined by two more C-130s from the California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing at Channel Islands. They worked with the U.S. Forest Service and Fire Protection air tankers and ground crews fighting some of northern California's lightning caused fires which lit up the landscape on Aug 11 1996 by providing aerial fire suppression using the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS).Published in AIRMAN Magazine, December 1996. Exact Date ...

The aircrew of a C-130 Hercules from the 302nd Airlift Wing, 731st Airlift Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado waits for takeoff clearance from Redding Municipal Airport, Calif. The aircraft, one of two from the 731st Airlift Squadron was joined by two more C-130s from the California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing at Channel Islands. They worked with the U.S. Forest Service and Fire Protection air tankers and ground crews fighting some of northern California's lightning caused fires which lit up the landscape on Aug 11 1996 by providing aerial fire suppression using the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS).Published in AIRMAN Magazine, December 1996. Exact Date ...

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[Complete] Scene Caption: The aircrew of a C-130 Hercules from the 302nd Airlift Wing, 731st Airlift Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado waits for takeoff clearance from Redding Municipal Airport, Calif. The aircraft, one of two from the 731st Airlift Squadron was joined by two more C-130s from the California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing at Channel Islands. They worked with the U.S. Forest Service and Fire Protection air tankers and ground crews fighting some of northern California's lightning caused fires which lit up the landscape on Aug 11 1996 by providing aerial fire suppression using the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS).Published in Airman Magazine, December 1996. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Base: Redding Municipal Airport

State: California (CA)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Camera Operator: MSGT. Val Gempis

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
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01/12/1996
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The U.S. National Archives
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