Computer made/mounted on velcro 4.0 inch/100mm
152nd AIRLIFT WING
Lineage. Designated 152nd Fighter-Interceptor Group, and extended federal recognition and activated on 19 Apr 1958. Redesignated: 152nd Tactical Reconnaissance Group on 1 Mar 1961; 152nd Reconnaissance Group on 15 Mar 1992; 152nd Reconnaissance Wing on 1 Jan 1996; 152nd Airlift Wing on 1 Jan 1996-.
Assignments. Nevada ANG, 19 Apr 1958-.
Components. Groups. 152nd Operations, 1 Jan 1996; 152nd Maintenance, 1 Jan 1996; 152nd Medical, 1 Jan 1996; 152nd Mission Support, 1 Jan 1996.
Squadrons. 192nd Fighter-Interceptor (later Tactical Reconnaissance, Reconnaissance, Airlift) Squadron, 19 Apr 1958-1 Jan 1996.
Stations. Hubbard Field (later Cannon International Airport, Reno ANGB), NV, 19 April 1958-.
Aircraft. F-51, 1948-1955; F-86, 1956-1961; RB-57, 1961-1965; RF-101, 1965-1975; RF-4C, 1975-1995; C-130, 1995-.
Operations. Air defense of western USA. Tactical Reconnaissance mission, 1961-1995. Provides rapid airlift and airdrop of cargo and troops, reconnaissance missions in support of military command and control operations, counter drug operations, disaster relief and photo mapping for federal and state agencies.
NEVADA AIR NATIONAL GUARD AND MODULAR AIRBORNE FIRE FIGHTING SYSTEM
The Nevada ANG’s 152nd Airlift Wing which flies and maintains C-130 aircraft out of Reno ANGB became the newest unit to operate the U.S. Forest Service’s Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System equipment in 2016.
MAFFS equipment, loaded into the cargo compartment of a C-130 aircraft, can drop up to 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in six seconds through a nozzle on the rear left side of the plane. One U.S. Air Force Reserve and three Air National Guard units make up the Air Expeditionary Group, which supports U.S. Forest Service largescale, wildland firefighting operations around the nation. The U.S. Forest Service owns MAFFS equipment and supplies retardant, while each of the four military units provide C-130 aircraft, maintenance, support personnel and flight crews to fly the missions.