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MASS C-130s fly evening missions in Louisiana

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  • By Senior Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr. and Senior Airman Noah J. Tancer
  • 910th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
A U.S. Air Force Reserve C-130H Hercules aircraft assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, equipped with a Modular Aerial Spray System, conducts nighttime mosquito control aerial spray operations over Lake Charles, Louisiana, in the aftermath of Hurricane Delta, Oct. 21, 2020. The C-130s have been spraying since Oct. 20, 2020, and have treated approximately 300,000 acres to date. At the request of FEMA, and upon approval by the Department of Defense, U.S. Northern Command activated the 910th AW to provide aerial spray capability to assist civil authorities in Louisiana. Air Forces Northern, U.S. Northern Command's U.S. Air Force air component command, is the DoD operational lead for the mission. The 910th AW is home to the Department of Defense's only aerial spray capability and dedicated aerial spray maintenance flight. The last time the 910th AW supported Federal Emergency Management Agency hurricane recovery efforts with its aerial spray mission was 2017, when they treated 2.7 million acres of affected areas following Hurricane Harvey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Noah J. Tancer)