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Fort Carson engineers, fire fighters support Waldo Canyon Fire containment

Sgt. 1st Class Justin Payne, horizontal construction engineer, 576th Engineer Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, uses a Caterpillar D7F bulldozer to clear a firebreak during efforts to contain the Waldo Canyon Fire at the U.S. Air Force Academy, June 28, 2012. The engineers arrived at the Air Force Academy, June 27, clearing strips of land of all vegetation to stop the wildfire from spreading throughout the academy grounds. During the first 72 hours of the mission, the engineers cleared more than 12 miles of land. Mission accomplished at the academy, engineer units and fire fighters returned to Fort Carson to refit equipment and prepare for any future contingencies. Fort Carson soldiers and emergency responders stand ready to assist the Front Range community, as a whole.



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This work, Fort Carson engineers, fire fighters support Waldo Canyon Fire containment [Image 4 of 6], by SPC Andrew Ingram, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.28.2012

Date Posted:06.30.2012 19:42

Photo ID:616201

VIRIN:120628-A-YY130-605

Resolution:2100x1446

Size:1.64 MB

Location:FORT CARSON, CO, USGlobe

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