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

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Mark Breidenbaugh, a research entomologist assigned to the 910th Aerial Spray Flight, pours a product called Hi-Light into a mixing tank here, March 30. The bright-blue colored product is designed to easily identify areas on the ground that have been treated with an herbicide mixture that Colonel Breidenbaugh and a team of 910th Airlift Wing Citizen Airmen are here to apply to more than 1200 acres of target areas on the Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR) from a C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft. 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.

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.
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