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Ohio 16th district congressman visits 910th, YARS

YOUNGSTOWN AIR RESERVE STATION, Ohio – The congressman’s visit to YARS concluded with a guided tour of the wing’s one-of-a-kind mission. Air Force Reserve Senior Master Sgt. Phil Aliberti, 910th Aerial Spray Maintenance Chief, explains the wing’s aerial spray mission during oil spill containment operations in the aftermath of the 2010 sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico to Congressman Jim Renacci, Ohio’s 16th district representative, at the Aerial Spray Facility here during an installation visit, Dec. 19, 2013. Sergeant Aliberti said the unit uses the Modular Aerial Spray Systems (MASS), such as the one sitting on the trailer in the background, to carry out the unit’s unique capability. The 910th Airlift Wing is home to the Department of Defense’s only aerial spray squadron. The congressman visited YARS to learn more about the wing’s mission and the installation’s features firsthand as well as meet some of the Citizen Airmen assigned here. U.S. Air Force photos by Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.

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