Reservists talk to Congress about aerial spray mission
from U.S. Air Force Reserve Command
Six Air Force reservists fresh from the fight to save the Gulf coast from one of the worst oil spills in American history briefed congressional members and staffers from the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. As part of the U.S. military's only fixed-wing aerial spray team, the Airmen flew specially configured C-130 aircraft only 100 feet above the water and sprayed an oil dispersant to break the oil slick into smaller droplets. Then, the detergent-like dispersant pushed the droplets down into the depths to the microorganisms that eat the oil.
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