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Grappling with Thailand’s Seasonal Haze

Each year in January and February, satellites begin to detect waves of smoke and fire in Southeast Asia, particularly in highland forests in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand. Fire activity continues to increase through March and April, reaches a peak during the height of the dry season, and then fades in May with the start of the rainy season.

Hazy Skies in a Growing City

Chiang Mai, the largest city in northern Thailand, is famed for having hundreds of Buddhist temples, some of which date to the city’s founding in the 13th century. This rich history—and easy access to hiking, waterfalls, and hot springs in the surrounding highlands, as well as being the setting of a hit movie in 2012—has turned the city into a hub of tourism that hosts as many as 10 million visitors per year.

Closeup of the DC-8 at Osan AB

G-III arriving home in Virginia

Appreciation gift for our partner GISTDA

DC-8 with our Taiwanese colleagues

DC-8 De-integration at ARFC

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