Peterson Air Force Base http://kunc.org en Military C-130 MAFFS Remain Over Western Wildfires http://kunc.org/post/military-c-130-maffs-remain-over-western-wildfires <p>Air Force C-130’s equipped with the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System will continue to fight western wildfires. To date, they have dropped over 1.2 million gallons of fire retardant according to the U.S. Forest Service.</p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:18:02 +0000 Nathan Heffel 48974 at http://kunc.org Military C-130 MAFFS Remain Over Western Wildfires Lamborn: Verbal Agreement For MAFFS To Fight Black Forest Fire http://kunc.org/post/lamborn-verbal-agreement-maffs-fight-black-forest-fire <p>It appears the Air Force’s C-130’s equipped with Mobile Air Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) will be activated to help fight the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs.</p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:46:45 +0000 Nathan Heffel 45679 at http://kunc.org Lamborn: Verbal Agreement For MAFFS To Fight Black Forest Fire MAFFS C-130’s Activated To Fight Western Wildfires http://kunc.org/post/maffs-c-130-s-activated-fight-western-wildfires <p>The U.S. Forest Service has requested four Air Force C-130 Hercules air tankers equipped with MAFFS be activated to assist the civilian air tanker fleet.</p><p> Sun, 24 Jun 2012 18:20:43 +0000 Nathan Heffel 29392 at http://kunc.org MAFFS C-130’s Activated To Fight Western Wildfires Effect of New Defense Plan, Cuts Unclear for Colorado’s Military http://kunc.org/post/effect-new-defense-plan-cuts-unclear-colorado%E2%80%99s-military <p>It&rsquo;s unclear how a new defense strategy and cuts outlined by President Barack Obama will affect 27,000 soldiers at Fort Carson Army Post outside of Colorado Springs. Details are expected in the coming weeks about how the changes will impact Colorado.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 23:22:07 +0000 Grace Hood 20293 at http://kunc.org Effect of New Defense Plan, Cuts Unclear for Colorado’s Military Fort Carson, Peterson Boost Security Following bin Laden’s Death http://kunc.org/post/fort-carson-peterson-boost-security-following-bin-laden%E2%80%99s-death <p>The U.S. Northern Command, created to defend the American homeland in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, is on a higher level of vigilance after the death of Osama bin Laden. On Monday the command moved up one step to the third-highest out of five military alert levels.</p> Mon, 02 May 2011 19:37:17 +0000 Grace Hood 7404 at http://kunc.org Fort Carson, Peterson Boost Security Following bin Laden’s Death