• Partnerships forged during aerial firefighting training

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – In the dry heat of the high desert, the California and Nevada Air National Guard, U.S. Forest Service, CAL FIRE, and multiple other firefighting agencies across the United States are performing their annual certification training for the aerial firefighting mission with

  • High Rollers conduct Operation Chemical Blackjack exercise

    RENO, Nev. – The 152nd Airlift Wing participated in Operation Chemical Blackjack, a three-day exercise to ensure the Nevada Air National Guard is prepared for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats."This exercise was developed to increase proficiency in wearing chemical protective

  • Air Force recognizes High Rollers with Outstanding Unit Award

    The 152nd Airlift Wing, also known as the High Rollers, received the Outstanding Unit Award for its historic deployment cycle overseas and assistance to federal firefighters in the western U.S. during 2018 and 2019, the U.S. Air Force announced Friday.“This recognition highlights the great work High

  • MAFFS tackle largest wildfires in California history

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The ground shakes and you feel the vibration of four propeller engines approaching. The rumble becomes a deafening roar as the California National Guard C-130 aircraft, only 150 feet above the ground, appears just above the treetops and drops 3,000 gallons of retardant in less

  • Nevada Air Guard continues firefighting mission

    RENO, Nevada – Military aerial firefighting units, including the "High Rollers" of the Nevada Air National Guard, have dropped more than 1 million gallons of fire retardant so far this fire season."It's very rewarding knowing you are helping so many people," said Tech. Sgt. Paul Teska, a MAFFS