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Bug Docs Play Key Part in Post Hurricane Aerial Spray Relief

BARKSDALE AFB, LA— Air Force Reservists Majors Mark Breidenbaugh and Karl Haagsma (left to right), medical entomologists with the 757 Airlift squadron, 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown, Ohio, discuss areas to be aerial sprayed over Terrebonne Parish, LA. Entomologist duties include identifying target pests, defining areas to be aerial sprayed, prescribing treatment rates and chemicals to be applied, and accompanying flight crews on spray missions to ensure proper pesticide application. The 757 AS was tasked September 13 with the aerial application of pesticides to control insects capable of transmitting disease. The 757 AS flies specially equipped Lockheed C-130s with Modular Aerial Spray Systems. The aerial spray unit treated seven parishes comprised of more than 750, 000 acres Sept 21 to October 2. U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Brent J. Davis

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