MAFFS 2008

Flight line personnel prepare to insert a modular airborne fire fighting system unit into a C-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to the 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard prior to its departure from Charlotte, N.C., June 23, 2008, for Northern California to combat wildfires. The pressurized tank system holds 3,000 gallons of flame-retardant liquid, which can be discharged in less than five seconds. The North Carolina Air National Guard has deployed four C-130 aircraft, their crews and various support personnel to Northern California to assist the U.S. Forest Service in containing wildfires in the area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen/Released)

  • In 1984 John Peters redesigned the De martini bag using Cordura nylon, delrin buckles and reflective stripes and finishing the bags with (industry first)cordura edge binding and hence set the stage for the messenger bag craze. His designs are now the industry standard for all modern messenger bags The bags originally allowed lineman to carry necessary tools within easy reach while climbing utility poles.