California Air National Guard Lt. Col. Bill Green, with the 115th Airlift Squadron, 146th Airlift Wing, pushes a throttle to add power to the engines during takeoff aboard a C-130J Super Hercules at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, April 19, 2011. The aircraft is equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System, capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in less than five seconds. The Air Force and Air National Guard were helping the U.S. Forest Service and other agencies contain wildfires, which burned more than 1,000 square miles of land, in the state. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Harris/Released)