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Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

3rd Marine Aircraft Wing aircraft fight San Diego fires
May 18, 2014
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. -- The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing continued firefighting operations throughout San Diego County with 24 aircraft to assist in
firefighting efforts, May 17.

The 3rd MAW flew approximately 40 hours yesterday and delivered more than 65,000 gallons of water to the Camp Pendleton fires. The 3rd MAW aircraft that participated included nine (9) UH-1Y Venom/Super Hueys, eight (8) CH-46E Sea Knights, five (5) CH-53E Super Stallions and two (2) KC-130J Hercules. The UH-1Y and CH-46E can transport a bucket with a maximum capacity of 325 gallons, while the CH-53E can carry a 900-gallon bucket to assist in the firefighting efforts.

In total, the 3rd MAW provided 80 aircraft to assist in firefighting efforts and flew more than 280 hours, delivering more than 540,000 gallons of water throughout San Diego County since initially called upon to assist in firefighting efforts.

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Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Public Affairs Officer
P.O. Box 452017
San Diego, CA 92145-2017

Phone: (858) 577-6000
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