Peterson hosting Air Force Reserve conference this week

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Members of three Air Force Reserve units that fly C-130 cargo planes on special missions are gathering this week for a conference at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

Units represented will be the 302nd Airlift Wing from Peterson, the 403rd Wing from Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., and the 910th Airlift Wing from Youngstown Air Reserve Base, Ohio.

The conference is Wednesday and Thursday.

The Peterson Air Force Base wing flies firefighting missions. The Keesler wing flies hurricane reconnaissance missions. The Yorkstown wing flies aerial spray missions for insect and vegetation control and to disperse oil spills in large bodies of water.