C-130

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Low-Flying Planes Along Front Range Studying Air Pollutants

Colorado residents who’ve spotted large low-flying aircraft in recent days needn’t worry.

07/29/2014

A C-130 tanker (credit: CBS)

Colorado Military Firefighting Plane Going To Idaho

A military firefighting plane from Colorado will help battle wildfires burning in the Pacific Northwest.

08/07/2013

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Aerial Firefighting Teams Responding Quickly To New Fires

When the Lime Gulch Fire flared up on Wednesday afternoon it seemed like there were helicopters doing bucket drops on the fire and C-130s releasing slurry almost immediately.

06/20/2013

A Chinook helicopter from Fort Carson (credit: CBS)

Military Joins Wildfire Fight Much Faster Than Last Year

Federal and military resources have joined the wildfires fight much more quickly compared to the wildfires last year.

06/12/2013

A C-130 drops slurry on the Flagstaff Fire. (credit: CBS)

1932 Law Prevents Military From Initially Offering Aircraft To Fight Wildfires

Wildfires destroyed some 600 homes and burned more than 100,000 acres in Colorado during the past two months and several homeowners contacted 4 On Your Side Investigator Rick Sallinger to ask where the military was when the fires broke out.

07/16/2012

An Air Force C-130 aircraft at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in June 2012. The plane was called to help drop slurry on the Flagstaff Fire near Boulder. (credit: CBS)

Military: C-130 Tankers To Resume Firefighting

Air Force C-130 tankers will resume firefighting flights Tuesday after the crash of another tanker plane over the weekend that left four crew members dead and two others seriously injured, the military said.

07/03/2012

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Colorado Likely To Be Spared From Worst Defense Cuts

Colorado will probably avoid the worst of the defense budget cutbacks in the post-Iraq, post-Afghanistan era because of the bustling military space operations in Colorado Springs and the Denver area.

02/13/2012

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - A Modular Airborne Firefighting System-equipped C-130 assigned to the 302nd Airlift Wing prepares for take-off at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., April 16. The aircraft is one of two MAFFS-equipped aircraft assigned to assist the Mexican government in fighting wildland fires in Northern Mexico. The MAFFS unit, which is owned and maintained by the U.S. Forest Service, is a pressurized self-contained firefighting system designed for installation in C-130 aircraft without structural modifications to the aircraft.  The system is designed to air-drop fire-retardant chemicals onto wildfires.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Thomas J. Doscher)

Colorado Sends Cargo Planes To Help Mexico Fight Fires

Two specially equipped U.S. Air Force cargo planes left Colorado on Saturday to help battle wildfires in northern Mexico.

04/16/2011

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