Reservists Battle Fires in the Northwest

Having barely transitioned back to their assigned home station at Peterson AFB, Colo., after a year’s deployment in Southwest Asia, several returning airmen with Air Force Reserve Command’s 302nd Airlift Wing joined other wing members to swing into fire-fighting mode, helping battle raging fires in the Pacific Northwest. The 302nd AW has sent 21 airmen and a fire-fighting equipped C-130 to southern Oregon to counter the worst fire there in 10 years, reports the Colorado Springs Gazette. The wing plans to rotate its crews in weeklong shifts through September.