Air Force Reserve Command’s 302nd Airlift Wing test fired a Modular Airborne Firefighting System (MAFFS) II April 22 at its Peterson AFB, Colo., base in preparation for the 2010 wildfire season. The wing has sent some 115 operations and maintenance airmen to South Carolina this week for the US Forest Service’s MAFFS certification week at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center in Greenville. (302nd AW report by SSgt. Stephen Collier)
Former British prime minister and now foreign minister David Cameron urged the U.S. Congress not to stop supporting Ukraine, saying the West has gotten a bargain in dramatically reducing Russia’s military power for a fraction of the U.S. defense budget.