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MAFFS now staging out of Cheyenne's 153rd Airlift Wing

  • Published
  • By Senior Airman Nicholas Carzis
  • 146AW
Members of 146th Airlift Wing (AW) moved MAFFS (Modular Airborne Firefighting
Systems) operations from Colorado Springs, Colo. July 4, 2012, and are now
staging flights out of Cheyenne, Wyo.; home of the 153rd AW. The U.S. Forest
Service continues to head the battle on wildfires in the Rocky Mountain area
with six MAFFS aircraft-two from the 146AW, two from the 153AW, and two from
the 302nd Air Force Reserve Command staging from their home station at
Peterson Air Force Base, in Colorado Springs. MAFFS efforts have been focused
on the Squirrel Creek fire about 70 miles west of Cheyenne. Since June 30
when MAFFS flights commenced, the 146th has performed 29 drops for a
cumulative 78, 910 gallons of retardant dropped. Flights continue as weather
and conditions permit upon the request of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air
Force Photo/Senior Airman Nicholas Carzis)