Charlotte, NC. Airmen assigned to the 145th Airlift Wing, NCANG push a MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System) unit onto a c-130 Hercules. The MAFFS mission equips C-130s with a fire fighting apparatus that is loaded into the aircraft's cargo area. The MAFFS unit itself is a series of pressurized tanks that hold 3,000 gallons of flame-retardant liquid called Phos-Chek. Directed by ground crews and led to the fire site by a U.S. Forest service lead plane, MAFFS aircraft drop retardant along the leading edge of a fire to block the spread of flames. The C-130s will be deployed to Klamath Falls, Oregon. Released by NCANG PAO. N.C. Air National Guard Photo by Tech Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen

PHOTO BY: Tech Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen
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