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By: U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bill Kimble, Courtesy: US Air Force
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Simi Valley Fire
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Simi Valley Fire
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA -- A C-130E Hercules carrying the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System from the 302nd Airlift Wing at Petersen Field, Colo., prepares to deliver flame retardant onto a wild fire in Simi Valley on Oct. 29. The aircraft were on station helping to quell the numerous fires ravaging California this fire season. Pilots flying eight Air Force C-130 Hercules cargo airplanes have dropped 129,600 gallons of retardant during 48 sorties and 32 flying hours as of Oct. 29.
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bill Kimble
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World War II had been over for two years and the Korean War lay three years ahead when the Air Force ended a 40-year association with the U.S. Army to become a separate service. The Department of the Air Force was created when President Harry S Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947.
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