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After launch at Kelly Field: activity continues at the 910th’s aerial spray ops base

A specially modified Air Force Reserve C-130 Hercules aircraft, assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, is seen through the hangar doors of the Operations Hangar as it is silhouetted by the setting sun over the Kelly Field Annex here, Sept. 19, 2017. The aircraft, the 910th’s flagship, is a backup to three C-130s temporarily based here to conduct mosquito control aerial spray applications over areas of eastern Texas devastated by Hurricane Harvey. More than 90 Reserve Citizen Airmen are working out of the Kelly Field Annex here to support the 910th’s mosquito control aerial spray operations including members of the 757th Airlift Squadron, 910th Aerial Spray Maintenance Flight, 910th Operations Support Squadron, 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 910th Maintenance Squadron, 910th Communications Squadron, 910th Force Support Squadron, 910th Logistics Readiness Squadron and the 910th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office. Since operations began, this special mission has treated more than 2.3 million acres at the direction of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to assist in recovery efforts by helping contain the significant increase in pest insects caused by large amounts of standing, stagnant water. The 910th Airlift Wing operates the Department of Defense’s only aerial spray capability to control pest insect populations, eliminate undesired and invasive vegetation and disperse oil spills in large bodies of water. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.
VIRIN: 170919-F-SN450-1005.JPG
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