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  • Industry leaders get closer look at 910th capabilities

    John Sankovic, president and CEO of the Ohio Aerospace Institute, and Howard Thompson, senior business development director at Greater Cleveland Partnership, visited the 910th Airlift Wing to learn about the unit’s capabilities. The 910th AW operates the Department of Defense’s only aerial spray capability to eliminate disease-carrying and pest insects, disperse oil spills in large bodies of water and eliminate unwanted or invasive vegetation.
  • Governor's advisor visits 910th

    Col. (ret) Joseph Zeis, Aerospace and Defense Advisor for Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, visited Youngstown Air Reserve Station to meet with 910th Airlift Wing Commander Col. Joe Janik. Representatives of the 910th's community partners including the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber, the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission and the Youngstown Air Reserve Base-Community Council were also in attendance. The group discussed 910th and YARS missions, priorities and future planning.
  • Bug docs bring unique experience to unique mission

    Mosquitoes are a nuisance that most people could live without. Not only do they bite, but they can also carry infectious diseases. At the 910th Airlift Wing, there are five people who play a unique and crucial role in solving the mosquito problem through the aerial spray mission.
  • 910th spearheads spray course in Florida

    Every three years the 910th Airlift Wing holds the Department of Defense’s Aerial Spray Certification Course in tandem with the Florida Mosquito Control Association’s annual fly-in in Lee County Mosquito Control District near Fort Myers, Florida.
  • Video: Looking back at Harvey mosquito control

    It has been one year since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast, bringing more than 60 inches of rainfall. Those conditions brought the possibility of the outbreak of diseases carried by mosquitoes due to millions of acres of standing, stagnant water. Responding to this threat, mosquito control in the affected areas were started. With
  • Youngstown launches 2018 aerial spray season at Utah range

    The 910th Airlift Wing launched its 2018 spray season March 5-16, 2018, at the Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR) near Hill AFB, Utah.
  • Winger: The Battle for Texas

    The 910th Airlift Wing’s official mascot, Winger, is depicted in this comic strip ‘The Battle for Texas’ as he ‘goes into the ring’ to use the wing’s unique aerial spray capability to combat countless numbers of potentially disease carrying mosquitoes that descended on the Lone Star State in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. In September 2017, a
  • After launch at Kelly Field: activity continues at the 910th’s aerial spray ops base

    Air Force Reserve aircraft maintenance and maintenance personnel from the 910th Airlift Wing Hurricane Harvey Mosquito Control Aerial Spray Mission prepare to work on a specially modified Air Force Reserve C-130 Hercules aircraft, assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, at the Kelly Field Annex here, Sept.
  • 910th Aerial Spray team celebrates Air Force B-Day with help from USO San Antonio

    A group of Buckeye state Air Force Reservists were treated to some Lone Star state hospitality, courtesy of the USO San Antonio, at an impromptu cake cutting to celebrate the U.S. Air Force’s 70th birthday here, Sept. 18, 2017.