COLORADO SPRINGS - The fleet of C-130 Hercules aircraft under the command of 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base is growing. The National Defense Authorization Act enabled the acquisition of a used C-130 that had previously slated for retirement to be used as a backup. The addition means... more »
More than a dozen firefighters from Southern Colorado are heading to Larimer County to join the lines of the High Park Fire. Volunteers and trucks from Colorado Springs, Fountain, Manitou Springs, Canon City and Westcliffe are all working the fire lines as part of a 500 person ground force.
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Colorado Air Force reservists are in New Mexico ready to start airdrops on wildfires. 26 members of the 302nd Airlift Wing took off Tuesday morning from Peterson Air Force base in Colorado Springs to support firefighting efforts in the southwest.
The departure is also evidence of the size and... more »
About 50 Air Force reservists and three C-130 cargo planes from Peterson Air Force Base are headed for Iraq.
Air crews and maintenance teams from the 302nd Airlift Wing will depart Wednesday from the base in Colorado Springs.
It's the third deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan for Peterson... more »
Crews with the 302nd Airlift Wing on Peterson Air Force Base could be you're saving grace when wildfires break out. Several crews at Peterson make up one of four units of the Modular Airborne Firefighting System, or MAFFS for short. They help contain wild land fires that get too big... more »
It's a career fair, of sorts, at Peterson Air Force Base on Wednesday. However, most of the attendees already know what they want to do.
"Most of us in this corps want to go to the Air Force," says Emanuel Akers, a senior at Harrison High School. "I get... more »
Air Force reservists from the Pikes Peak region are mobilizing to deliver humanitarian aid to earthquake-devastated Haiti.
Approximately 50 reservists and two C-130 Hercules from the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson AFB will leave here Friday. They'll fly humanitarian missions in support of Haitian relief efforts. They're expected to... more »