The 910th Airlift Wing sprays mosquitoes after hurricanes

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The 910th Airlift Wing hosts the Department of Defense’s only spray capability and a dedicated flight for air spray maintenance.

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – Two C-130 aircraft equipped with a U.S. Air Force Modular Aerial Spray System from the 910th Airlift Wing of Youngstown Air Reserve Station were deployed at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, to conduct mosquito control spray missions in support of civil authorities following two recent hurricanes .

“Our military has the privilege of helping the Interagent team and the people of Louisiana recover from recent hurricanes Delta and Laura,” said Lt. Gen. Kirk Pierce, commander of the First Air Force, Air Forces Northern in a press release. “The Air Force Reserve’s 910th spray flight typically conducts spray missions at dusk and at night using night vision technology when pest insects are most active, and the men and women of the 910th are longtime professionals on the mission.”

Heavy rains from recent hurricanes have created large areas in southwest Louisiana for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. The airborne products aim to reduce the increasing number of mosquitoes that can spread disease and also hamper the ability to recover, resulting in less time in the field.

The 910th Airlift Wing hosts the Department of Defense’s only spray capability and a dedicated flight for air spray maintenance.

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