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    Marines Corps aircraft to support fighting California fires

    CAMP PENDLETON, CA, UNITED STATES

    12.08.2017

    Story by Capt. Morgan Frazer 

    Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

    Marines and Aircraft from 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) are coordinating with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for aerial firefighting support in northern San Diego County.

    Two UH-1Y Venoms from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 267, MCAS Camp Pendleton, are flying in direct support of the Lilac Fire, while two CH-53E Super Stallions from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 462, MCAS Miramar, are on standby.

    The UH-1Y can transport a bucket with a maximum capacity of 320 gallons, and the CH-53E can carry a 900-gallon bucket to assist in the firefighting efforts.

    The level of aerial firefighting support depends on forecasted high-wind weather conditions throughout the weekend.

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    For MCAS Miramar and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing press releases, please visit our Press Release Page.

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    Date Taken: 12.08.2017
    Date Posted: 12.08.2017 15:26
    Story ID: 258072
    Location: CAMP PENDLETON, CA, US 

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