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146th AW hosts interagency MAFFS training

California Air National Guard's C-130J drops water near onlookers during MAFFS annual certification and training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)

California Air National Guard's C-130J drops water near onlookers during MAFFS annual certification and training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)

Eric Toombs, Assistant Air Tanker Base Manager from Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Service, and Staff Sgt. David Rogoff, Crew Chief from the 146th Airlift Wing, prepare a C-130J for MAFFS training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)

Eric Toombs, assistant air tanker base manager from Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Service, and Staff Sgt. David Rogoff, crew chief from the 146th Airlift Wing, prepare a C-130J for MAFFS training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)

Assistant Tank Manager John Price from Gateway Tanker Base in Mesa, Arizona helps to direct a C-130 taxi out during MAFFS training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)

Assistant tank manager John Price from Gateway Tanker Base in Mesa, Arizona helps to direct a C-130 taxi out during MAFFS training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)

Assistant Tank Manager John Price from Gateway Tanker Base in Mesa, Arizona helps to direct a C-130 taxi out during MAFFS training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)

Assistant tank manager John Price from Gateway Tanker Base in Mesa, Arizona helps to direct a C-130 taxi out during MAFFS training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)

Eric Toombs, an Assistant Tanker Base Manager from Okanogan-Wenatchee, oversees MAFFS training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)

Eric Toombs, assistant tanker base manager from Okanogan-Wenatchee, oversees MAFFS training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)

145th Airlift Wing C-130H from Charlotte, N.C. taxis in during firefighting training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards)

145th Airlift Wing C-130H from Charlotte, N.C. taxis in during firefighting training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards)

Assistant Air Base Fueler from the Santa Maria Air Tanker Base Elena Rios with U.S. Forest Service and CAL FIRE Firefighter, Peter Hardy, from Paso Robles Air Tanker Base, monitor water that is being pumped into a MAFFS unit on a C-130 air tanker during training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)

Assistant air base fueler from the Santa Maria Air Tanker Base Elena Rios with U.S. Forest Service and Peter Hardy, CAL FIRE firefighter, from Paso Robles Air Tanker Base, monitor water that is being pumped into a MAFFS unit on a C-130 air tanker during training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Shane McGlashan, Staff Sgt. David Rogoff, and Airman 1st Class Alajandro Montez Alvarez, crew chiefs from the 146th Airlift Wing, Participate in MAFFS annual training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Shane McGlashan, Staff Sgt. David Rogoff, and Airman 1st Class Alajandro Montez Alvarez, crew chiefs from the 146th Airlift Wing, Participate in MAFFS annual training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)

Elena Rios,Assistant air base fueler, Santa Maria Air Tanker Base U.S. Forest Service monitors water being pumped into a MAFFS unit on a C-130 air tanker during training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems) annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)

Elena Rios,Assistant air base fueler, Santa Maria Air Tanker Base U.S. Forest Service monitors water being pumped into a MAFFS unit on a C-130 air tanker during training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems) annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)

U.S. Air National Guard members from the 153rd Airlift Wing in Cheyenne, Wyoming refuel a C-130 during wildland firefighting training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)
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U.S. Air National Guard members from the 153rd Airlift Wing in Cheyenne, Wyoming refuel a C-130 during wildland firefighting training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)

U.S. Air National Guard Staff Sgt. David Rogoff and Airman 1st Class Alajandro Montez Alvarez, Crew Chiefs from the 146th Airlift Wing, refuel a C-130J at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)
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U.S. Air National Guard Staff Sgt. David Rogoff and Airman 1st Class Alajandro Montez Alvarez, crew chiefs from the 146th Airlift Wing, refuel a C-130J at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)

John Price, assistant tank manager from Gateway Tanker Base in Mesa Arizona, and Tommy Bridge, firefighter with CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo prepare to load a C-130 J MAFFS unit with water during training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/ Released)
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John Price, assistant tank manager from Gateway Tanker Base in Mesa Arizona, and Tommy Bridge, firefighter with CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo prepare to load a C-130 J MAFFS unit with water during training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/ Released)