Monday, July 2, 2012

MAFFS Stand down

According to a U.S. Northern Command press release, all MAFFS operation have been suspended today.

The press release stated: The fleet will spend the day to get the MAFFS crews together to “reflect, reset and review,” said Col. Jerry Champlin, 153rd Air Expeditionary Group commander. "We all need to make sure our crews and planes will be ready to re-engage in the mission safely," he added.

The press release also stated that the aircraft was from the 145th Airlift Wing of the North Carolina Air National Guard.

Chief Tom Tidwell, head of the U.S. Forest Service said that ""The agency fully supports the decision by the military to stand-down its MAFFS operation to address the needs of personnel and families and ensure the safety of the mission when it resumes. The agency will continue to allocate available firefighting assets according to the prioritization of incidents."

If anything further information becomes available on this I will let you know.

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