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910th Communications Squadron provides high-tech capabilities for Idaho spray mission910th Communications Squadron provides high-tech capabilities for Idaho spray mission
910th Communications Squadron provides high-tech capabilities for Idaho spray mission

Air Force Reserve Staff Sgt. Gregory Mackel, a Cyber Systems Technician assigned to the 910th Communications Squadron (CS), listens as Tech. Sgt. Donald Adkins, 910th CS Radio Frequency Transmission Technician, talks with him about radio systems operations in the 910th CS work center here, Sept. 16, 2014. A five-person 910th CS team is providing support to the two-week mission through a wide variety of technologies designed to keep all of the 910th’s Citizen Airmen in touch with each other and their home base of Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio while performing their duty in Idaho. The 910th Airlift Wing, based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, is home to the Department of Defense’s only large-area, fixed-wing aerial spray capability. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.
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Posted: 9/17/2014

910th Communications Squadron provides high-tech capabilities for Idaho spray mission910th Communications Squadron provides high-tech capabilities for Idaho spray mission
910th Communications Squadron provides high-tech capabilities for Idaho spray mission

Air Force Reserve Staff Sgt. Gil Martin, a Cyber Transport Systems Technician assigned to the 910th Communications Squadron (CS), works on the Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) satellite system in the 910th CS work center here, Sept. 16, 2014. A five-person 910th CS team is providing support to the two-week mission through a wide variety of technologies designed to keep all of the 910th’s Citizen Airmen in touch with each other and their home base of Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio while performing their duty in Idaho. The 910th Airlift Wing, based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, is home to the Department of Defense’s only large-area, fixed-wing aerial spray capability. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rick Lisum
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Posted: 9/17/2014

910th Aerial Spray swats ‘skeeters’ at JB Charleston910th Aerial Spray swats ‘skeeters’ at JB Charleston
910th Aerial Spray swats ‘skeeters’ at JB Charleston

Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. -- A specially-modified Air Force Reserve C-130 Hercules tactical cargo aircraft, assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, lands on the runway here, June 15, 2013. The aircraft and crew, part of the 910th’s Aerial Spray Unit, just concluded spray operations at the Joint Base’s Naval Weapons Station to control the population of the disease-carrying pest insects at the installation. The 910th’s 757th Airlift Squadron is home to the Department of Defense’s only large-area, fixed-wing aerial spray capability. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rick Lisum.
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Posted: 6/20/2013

910th Aerial Spray swats ‘skeeters’ at JB Charleston910th Aerial Spray swats ‘skeeters’ at JB Charleston
910th Aerial Spray swats ‘skeeters’ at JB Charleston

Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station, S.C. – A specially-modified Air Force Reserve C-130 Hercules tactical cargo aircraft, assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, disperses a water-diluted EPA-approved insecticide over an area known as the spoils site here, June 15, 2013. The 30-acre ‘spoils site’ is known to produce approximately 40-million mosquitoes per acre, or 1.2 billion of the pest insects, annually. The 910th’s Aerial Spray Unit conducted spraying operations here, June 15, 2013 to control the population of the disease-carrying pest insects at the installation. The 910th sprayed approximately 16,500 acres to provide much sought relief for the base’s populace. The 910th’s 757th Airlift Squadron is home to the Department of Defense’s only large-area, fixed-wing aerial spray capability. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rick Lisum.
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Posted: 6/20/2013

910th Aerial Spray swats ‘skeeters’ at JB Charleston910th Aerial Spray swats ‘skeeters’ at JB Charleston
910th Aerial Spray swats ‘skeeters’ at JB Charleston

130615-F-MJ178-001 Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station, S.C. – Numerous saltwater marsh mosquito cover the leg of an individual’s Airman Battle Uniform near an area known as the spoils site here, June 15, 2013. Only female mosquitoes bite and once they are full, they lay their eggs, multiplying the number of mosquitos in the area. The 30-acre spoils site is known to produce approximately 40-million mosquitoes per acre, or 1.2 billion of the pest insects, annually. The Air Force Reserve’s 910th Airlift Wing Aerial Spray Unit, based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station Ohio, conducted spraying operations here, June 15, 2013 to control the population of the disease-carrying pest insects at the installation. The 910th’s 757th Airlift Squadron is home to the Department of Defense’s only large-area, fixed-wing aerial spray capability. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rick Lisum.
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Posted: 6/20/2013

910th Aerial Spray swats ‘skeeters’ at JB Charleston910th Aerial Spray swats ‘skeeters’ at JB Charleston
910th Aerial Spray swats ‘skeeters’ at JB Charleston

Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. -- Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Eric Bishop, aircraft commander; Capt Steve Stroney, co-pilot and the rest of the flight crew of a C-130 Hercules tactical cargo aircraft, assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, conduct post-flight operations here, June 15, 2013. The aircraft and crew, part of the 910th’s Aerial Spray Unit, just concluded spray operations at the Joint Base’s Naval Weapons Station to control the population of the disease-carrying pest insects at the installation. The 910th’s 757th Airlift Squadron is home to the Department of Defense’s only large-area, fixed-wing aerial spray capability. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.
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Posted: 6/20/2013

910th Aerial Spray swats ‘skeeters’ at JB Charleston910th Aerial Spray swats ‘skeeters’ at JB Charleston
910th Aerial Spray swats ‘skeeters’ at JB Charleston

Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station, S.C. – A specially-modified Air Force Reserve C-130 Hercules tactical cargo aircraft, assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, disperses a water-diluted EPA-approved insecticide over an area known as the spoils site here, June 15, 2013. The 30-acre spoils site is known to produce approximately 40-million mosquitoes per acre, or 1.2 billion of the pest insects, annually. The 910th’s Aerial Spray Unit conducted spraying operations here, June 15, 2013 to control the population of the disease-carrying pest insects at the installation. The 910th’s 757th Airlift Squadron is home to the Department of Defense’s only large-area, fixed-wing aerial spray capability. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.
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Posted: 6/20/2013

910th Aerial Spray swats ‘skeeters’ at JB Charleston910th Aerial Spray swats ‘skeeters’ at JB Charleston
910th Aerial Spray swats ‘skeeters’ at JB Charleston

Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station, S.C. – A specially-modified Air Force Reserve C-130 Hercules tactical cargo aircraft, assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, flies over an area known as the spoils site here, June 15, 2013. The 910th’s Aerial Spray Unit conducted spraying operations here, June 15, 2013 to control the population of the disease-carrying pest insects at the installation. The 910th’s 757th Airlift Squadron is home to the Department of Defense’s only large-area, fixed-wing aerial spray capability. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.
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Posted: 6/20/2013

C-130 spray away mosquitos C-130 spray away mosquitos
C-130 spray away mosquitos

A female saltwater marsh mosquito draws blood from an individual June 15, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station, S.C. Only female mosquitos bite and once they are full they lay their eggs, multiplying the number of mosquitos in the area. Spraying for mosquitos was conducted over the JB Charleston – Weapons Station. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)
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Posted: 6/18/2013

C-130 spray away mosquitos C-130 spray away mosquitos
C-130 spray away mosquitos

Master Sgt. Steven Feliz, 910th Airlift Wing spray maintainer, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, opens the nozzles of a Modular Aerial Spray System on a C-130 Hercules June 15, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. Spraying for mosquitos was conducted over the JB Charleston – Weapons Station. The MASS is maintained by the 910th AW support personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)
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Posted: 6/18/2013

Mosquitoes don’t have a prayer with the C-130 sprayerMosquitoes don’t have a prayer with the C-130 sprayer
Mosquitoes don’t have a prayer with the C-130 sprayer

An Air Force Reserve aircrew flying a C-130 Hercules assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, sprays a mosquito egg sanitation spray on June 6, 2013, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. The spray crew is the only one of its kind in the Air Force, assisting multiple bases year-round with their specific area of expertise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Xavier Navarro)
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Posted: 6/10/2013

Mosquitoes don’t have a prayer with the C-130 sprayerMosquitoes don’t have a prayer with the C-130 sprayer
Mosquitoes don’t have a prayer with the C-130 sprayer

An Air Force Reserve aircrew flying a C-130 Hercules assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, sprays a mosquito egg sanitation spray on June 6, 2013, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. The spray crew is the only one of its kind in the Air Force, assisting multiple bases year-round with their specific area of expertise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Zachiah Roberson)
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Posted: 6/10/2013

Mosquitoes don’t have a prayer with the C-130 sprayerMosquitoes don’t have a prayer with the C-130 sprayer
Mosquitoes don’t have a prayer with the C-130 sprayer

An Air Force Reserve aircrew flying a C-130 Hercules assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, sprays a mosquito egg sanitation spray on June 6, 2013, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. The “spray” crew is the only one of its kind in the Air Force, assisting multiple bases year-round with their specific area of expertise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Zachiah Roberson)
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Posted: 6/10/2013

C-130: The Bird mosquitoes fear the mostC-130: The Bird mosquitoes fear the most
C-130: The Bird mosquitoes fear the most

A C-130 Hercules assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, fuels-up for another anti-mosquito egg spray mission on June 6, 2013, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. The Hercules aircraft can dispense approximately 300 gallons a minute through its 12-nozzle system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Zachiah Roberson)
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Posted: 6/10/2013

Mission 'Bug off' takes offMission 'Bug off' takes off
Mission 'Bug off' takes off

An Air Force Reserve aircrew flying a C-130 Hercules assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, takes off to begin its anti-mosquito egg spray mission on June 6, 2013, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. To allow the mosquito egg spray to effectively be dispersed, it is dumped through a pressurized set of nozzles located on both sides of the rear end of the aircraft.. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Zachiah Roberson)
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Posted: 6/10/2013

910th conducts aerial spray course910th conducts aerial spray course
910th conducts aerial spray course

A highly-modified U.S. Air Force Reserve C-130 aircraft, assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, sprays water, simulating a pesticide solution, during a field exercise as part of the Department of Defense Aerial Spray Course at the Lee County Mosquito Control District flightline, Lehigh Acres, Fla., Jan. 16, 2013. According to the 910th’s entomologists, the purpose of the exercise was to determine how wide of an area on the ground is being effectively treated by an aerial spray aircraft and how effectively the sprayed product is being delivered to the target area. The course is a certification requirement for pest management specialists involved in the aerial spraying of products designed to destroy disease-carrying creatures. The 910th, based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, is home to DoD’s only aerial spray mission and the team brought their unique knowledge to the course for the benefit of those participating in the event. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.
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Posted: 1/16/2013

910th Aerial Spray team participates in California Oil Spill Exercise910th Aerial Spray team participates in California Oil Spill Exercise
910th Aerial Spray team participates in California Oil Spill Exercise

SOMEWHERE OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST -- The Air Force Reserve's 910th Airlift Wing, the U.S. Coast Guard and more than 35 other organizations are participating in a multi-agency oil spill response exercise near the San Diego coast, May 11-12, 2011. A specially-equipped 910th C-130H Hercules cargo aircraft sprays a practice dispersant, actually water, onto the simulated oil spill as part of the response here, May 12, 2011.The 910th AW operates the Department of Defense's only large-area, fixed wing aerial spray capability. The 910th's C-130 aircrew is highly trained to complete this unique low-altitude, high-speed mission. Participants in the exercise returned to their various home stations on May 13, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. Eric White
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Posted: 5/16/2011

910th Aerial Spray team participates in California Oil Spill Exercise910th Aerial Spray team participates in California Oil Spill Exercise
910th Aerial Spray team participates in California Oil Spill Exercise

SOMEWHERE OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST -- The Air Force Reserve's 910th Airlift Wing, the U.S. Coast Guard and more than 35 other organizations are participating in a multi-agency oil spill response exercise near the San Diego coast, May 11-12, 2011. A specially-equipped 910th C-130H Hercules cargo aircraft sprays a practice dispersant, actually water, onto the simulated oil spill as part of the response here, May 12, 2011. The 910th AW operates the Department of Defense's only large-area, fixed wing aerial spray capability. Participants in the exercise returned to their various home stations on May 13, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. Eric White
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Posted: 5/16/2011

910th Aerial Spray team participates in California Oil Spill Exercise910th Aerial Spray team participates in California Oil Spill Exercise
910th Aerial Spray team participates in California Oil Spill Exercise

SOMEWHERE OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST -- The Air Force Reserve's 910th Airlift Wing, the U.S. Coast Guard and more than 35 other organizations are participating in a multi-agency oil spill response exercise near the San Diego coast, May 11-12, 2011. The sea vessel, California Responder, pours a non-toxic green dye into the ocean to simulate a 1.5 million gallon oil spill as part of the event here, May 12, 2011. The 910th AW operates the Department of Defense's only large-area, fixed wing aerial spray capability and will spray a practice dispersant, actually water, onto the simulated oil spill as part of the response . Participants in the exercise returned to their various home stations on May 13, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. Eric White
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Posted: 5/16/2011

910th Aerial Spray Maintainers prep C-130 for California Oil Spill Ex910th Aerial Spray Maintainers prep C-130 for California Oil Spill Ex
910th Aerial Spray Maintainers prep C-130 for California Oil Spill Ex

NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, Calif. -- Maintenance crews from the 910th Airlift Wing, based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, are prepping wing aircraft to participate in a multi-agency oil spill exercise in San Diego, May 11-12, 2011. Force Reserve Tech. Sgt. Mike Lamantia, an aerial spray maintainer assigned to the 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, operates the control panel of a Modular Aerial Spray System on the cargo deck of a C-130H Hercules cargo aircraft on the flight line here, May 11, 2011. The 910th AW operates the Department of Defense's only large-area, fixed wing aerial spray capability. The 910th citizen Airmen returned to YARS on May 13, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.
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Posted: 5/16/2011

910th Aerial Spray Maintainers prep C-130 for California Oil Spill Ex910th Aerial Spray Maintainers prep C-130 for California Oil Spill Ex
910th Aerial Spray Maintainers prep C-130 for California Oil Spill Ex

NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, Calif. -- Maintenance crews from the 910th Airlift Wing, based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, are prepping wing aircraft to participate in a multi-agency oil spill exercise in San Diego, May 11-12, 2011. Air Force Reserve Tech. Sgt. Tom Neiswanger, an aerial spray maintainer assigned to the 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, checks the float mechanism of a Modular Aerial Spray System on the cargo deck of a C-130H Hercules cargo aircraft on the flight line here, May 11, 2011. The 910th AW operates the Department of Defense's only large-area, fixed wing aerial spray capability. The 910th citizen Airmen returned to YARS on May 13, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.
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Posted: 5/16/2011

910th aerial sprayers battle 'invader' weeds on Utah ranges910th aerial sprayers battle 'invader' weeds on Utah ranges
910th aerial sprayers battle 'invader' weeds on Utah ranges

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- A C-130 Hercules tactical cargo transport aircraft, assigned to the Air Force Reserve's 910th Airlift Wing, prepares to take off on a flight to apply an herbicide mixture to more than 1200 acres of target areas on the Utah Test and Training Range, approximately a 20-minute flight from here, March 31. The C-130 is equipped with a Modular Aerial Spray System (MASS) and the aircraft's crew is extensively trained to conduct this mission while flying at approximately 100 feet above the surface at a ground speed of 200 knots or more than 337 feet per second. The 910th, based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, home to the Department of Defense's only large-area fixed wing aerial spray unit, has been tasked, through April 7, with controlling Halogeton, an evasive weed that can hamper bombing test evaluations and unexploded ordinance recovery. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.
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Posted: 4/7/2011

910th aerial sprayers battle 'invader' weeds on Utah ranges910th aerial sprayers battle 'invader' weeds on Utah ranges
910th aerial sprayers battle 'invader' weeds on Utah ranges

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Air Force Reserve Master Sgt. Paul Tatar, an aerial spray maintainer assigned to the 910th Aerial Spray Maintenance Flight, watches as a truck hauling a mixing trailer moves into position to pump an herbicide mixture into a Modular Aerial Spray System (MASS) on the cargo deck of a C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft parked on a flight line ramp here, April 1. Sergeant Tatar and a team of 910th Airlift Wing Citizen Airmen will use the MASS to apply an herbicide mixture to more than 1200 acres of target areas on the Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR). The 910th, based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, home to the Department of Defense's only large-area fixed wing aerial spray unit, has been tasked, through April 7, with controlling Halogeton, an evasive weed that can hamper bombing test evaluations and unexploded ordinance recovery. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.
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Posted: 4/7/2011

910th aerial sprayers battle 'invader' weeds on Utah ranges910th aerial sprayers battle 'invader' weeds on Utah ranges
910th aerial sprayers battle 'invader' weeds on Utah ranges

UTAH TEST AND TRAINING RANGE, Utah -- A C-130 Hercules tactical cargo transport aircraft, assigned to the Air Force Reserve's 910th Airlift Wing, applies an herbicide mixture to more 1200 acres of target areas here, March 31. The C-130 is equipped with a Modular Aerial Spray System (MASS) and the aircraft's crew is extensively trained to conduct this mission while flying at approximately 100 feet above the surface at a ground speed of 200 knots or more than 337 feet per second. The 910th, based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, home to the Department of Defense's only large-area fixed wing aerial spray unit, has been tasked, through April 7, with controlling Halogeton, an evasive weed that can hamper bombing test evaluations and unexploded ordinance recovery. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.
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Posted: 4/7/2011

    

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