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USAFE Airmen to assist Israel with wildfires

12/4/2010 - RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) -- Aircrews and C-130J Super Hercules from here are standing by to fly 20 tons of fire retardant to to assist with wildfires Dec. 4 in the Carmel Forest of Israel.

So far, the fires have killed 42 people and burned more than 7,000 acres of land. At least 15,000 residents have been evacuated.

Follow the story on Twitter @HQUSAFEPA or on the United States Air Forces in Europe Facebook page.

(Courtesy of United States Air Forces Europe Public Affairs)

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