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    Colo. National Guard supporting Spring Fire response [Image 35 of 42]

    Colo. National Guard supporting Spring Fire response



    Photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicole Manzanares 

    Colorado National Guard

    Two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews with aircraft, equipped with aerial water buckets, from the Chief Warrant Officer 5 David R. Carter Army Aviation Support Facility based at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, depart the Spring Creek Fire helibase, in Fort Garland, Colo., to support fire suppression efforts July 6, 2018. The team arrived and began operations July 2.

    The CONG has supported the Spring Creek Creek Fire since July 1, 2018, providing capabilities to include: security personnel for traffic control points and roving patrols; two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews and aircraft each equipped with aerial water buckets; geological information system operators; as well as, refueling crews with Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical refueling trucks and firefighters with HEMTT firefighting vehicles.

    The CONG has been providing an aviation search and rescue standby capability in support of the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center since July 1. The High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site facility in Gypsum, Colorado, is supporting the mission which is rapid response to aviation search and rescue missions, primarily for firefighter safety, in support of multiple wildfire responses throughout Colorado.

    On order of the Governor, the standing Joint Task Force - Centennial commands and integrates CONG forces to support civil authorities in assisting Colorado, or supported states, during times of crisis and disaster, to save lives, prevent suffering, and mitigate great property damage.

    (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicole Manzanares)



    Date Taken: 07.06.2018
    Date Posted: 07.10.2018 16:05
    Photo ID: 4541124
    VIRIN: 180706-Z-LY440-0194
    Resolution: 3781x2390
    Size: 531.83 KB
    Location: FORT GARLAND, CO, US 

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