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153rd AW: 2013 MAFFS training

A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013. The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd AW held its annual MAFFS certification and re-certification training. When it is determined MAFFS is needed, the National Interagency Fire Center through U.S. Northern Command requests the Department of Defense's U.S. Air Force resources. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Rusty Ridley)

A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013. The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd AW held its annual MAFFS certification and re-certification training. When it is determined MAFFS is needed, the National Interagency Fire Center through U.S. Northern Command requests the Department of Defense's U.S. Air Force resources. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Rusty Ridley)

A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013. The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd AW held its annual MAFFS certification and re-certification training. When it is determined MAFFS is needed, the National Interagency Fire Center through U.S. Northern Command requests the Department of Defense's U.S. Air Force resources. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Rusty Ridley)

A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013. The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd AW held its annual MAFFS certification and re-certification training. When it is determined MAFFS is needed, the National Interagency Fire Center through U.S. Northern Command requests the Department of Defense's U.S. Air Force resources. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Rusty Ridley)

A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013. The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd AW held its annual MAFFS certification and re-certification training. When it is determined MAFFS is needed, the National Interagency Fire Center through U.S. Northern Command requests the Department of Defense's U.S. Air Force resources. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Rusty Ridley)

A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013. The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd AW held its annual MAFFS certification and re-certification training. When it is determined MAFFS is needed, the National Interagency Fire Center through U.S. Northern Command requests the Department of Defense's U.S. Air Force resources. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Rusty Ridley)

A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013. The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd AW held its annual MAFFS certification and re-certification training. When it is determined MAFFS is needed, the National Interagency Fire Center through U.S. Northern Command requests the Department of Defense's U.S. Air Force resources. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Rusty Ridley)

A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013. The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd AW held its annual MAFFS certification and re-certification training. When it is determined MAFFS is needed, the National Interagency Fire Center through U.S. Northern Command requests the Department of Defense's U.S. Air Force resources. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Rusty Ridley)

A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013. The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd AW held its annual MAFFS certification and re-certification training. When it is determined MAFFS is needed, the National Interagency Fire Center through U.S. Northern Command requests the Department of Defense's U.S. Air Force resources. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Rusty Ridley)

A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013. The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd AW held its annual MAFFS certification and re-certification training. When it is determined MAFFS is needed, the National Interagency Fire Center through U.S. Northern Command requests the Department of Defense's U.S. Air Force resources. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Rusty Ridley)

A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013. The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd AW held its annual MAFFS certification and re-certification training. When it is determined MAFFS is needed, the National Interagency Fire Center through U.S. Northern Command requests the Department of Defense's U.S. Air Force resources. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Rusty Ridley)

A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013. The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd AW held its annual MAFFS certification and re-certification training. When it is determined MAFFS is needed, the National Interagency Fire Center through U.S. Northern Command requests the Department of Defense's U.S. Air Force resources. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Rusty Ridley)

A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013. The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd AW held its annual MAFFS certification and re-certification training. When it is determined MAFFS is needed, the National Interagency Fire Center through U.S. Northern Command requests the Department of Defense's U.S. Air Force resources. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Rusty Ridley)

A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 from the 153rd Airlift Wing, after following a U.S. Forest Service lead plane, performs a training mission which includes water drops near the Medicine Bow National Forest, May 10, 2013. The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd AW held its annual MAFFS certification and re-certification training. When it is determined MAFFS is needed, the National Interagency Fire Center through U.S. Northern Command requests the Department of Defense's U.S. Air Force resources. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Rusty Ridley)