Boise, Idaho, July 23, 2020  Yesterday, the USDA Forest Service has activated two military C-130 aircraft equipped with Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems (MAFFS) to assist with increased fire activity in several western states.

The aircraft, from the California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing, will join the USDA Forest Service and other agencies battling western wildfires. The aircraft will be operational beginning July 23 from McClellan Airbase in Sacramento.

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