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502nd OSS supports MASS mission
September 18, 2017
Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station, S.C. – A specially-modified Air Force Reserve C-130 Hercules tactical cargo aircraft, assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, disperses a water-diluted EPA-approved insecticide over an area known as the spoils site here, June 15, 2013. The 30-acre ‘spoils site’ is known to produce approximately 40-million mosquitoes per acre, or 1.2 billion of the pest insects, annually. The 910th’s Aerial Spray Unit conducted spraying operations here, June 15, 2013 to control the population of the disease-carrying pest insects at the installation. The 910th sprayed approximately 16,500 acres to provide much sought relief for the base’s populace. The 910th’s 757th Airlift Squadron is home to the Department of Defense’s only large-area, fixed-wing aerial spray capability. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rick Lisum.