NC Air National Guard Continues to Lead and Support National Forest Fire Fighting Mission

U.S. Air Force Col. Marshall C. Collins, 145th Maintenance Group commander, talks with reporter Kate Gaier, during an interview held at the North Carolina Air National Guard base, Charlotte Intl. airport, January 14, 2014. Collins described the rewards of supporting the 145th Operations Group and Charles D. Davis III who once again, will command the national military mission charged with combating wildland forest fires known as the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System. 145th MXS, behind-the-scene maintainers, prepare C-130 aircraft that carry MAFFS, to mission readiness. These aircrafts serve as aerial tankers to extinguish forest fires supporting the U.S. Forest Service during the firefighting season. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Patricia F. Moran, 145th Airlift Wing Public Affairs/Released)

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