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Winger: The Battle for Texas

YOUNGSTOWN AIR RESERVE STATION, Ohio -- The 910th Airlift Wing’s official mascot, Winger, is depicted in this comic strip ‘The Battle for Texas’ as he ‘goes into the ring’ to use the wing’s unique aerial spray capability to combat countless numbers of potentially disease carrying mosquitoes that descended on the Lone Star State in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. In September 2017, a team of more than 90 Reserve Citizen Airmen assigned to the 910th travelled to Joint Base San Antonio to carry out mosquito control aerial spray operations in areas of east Texas devastated by Harvey. Aircrews flying specially C-130H Hercules aircraft supported by a wide variety of Air Force specialties working as ground support treated more than 2.7 million acres in less than two weeks to assist the citizens of Texas in storm recovery. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.)