HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The Arkansas Army National Guard is currently supporting the
Arkansas Forestry Commission in fighting multiple wildfires across the state.
The Camp Robinson based Army Aviation Support Facility and 77th Theater Aviation
Brigade initially staged two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters in Hot Springs early on the 4th
of July. The helicopters are equipped with buckets capable of dropping 660 gallons of
water with each pass.
To date the Soldiers have completed 70 missions by dropping over 50,000 gallons of
water over fires across five counties: Boone, Clark, Dallas, Drew, and Pope.
The mission is anticipated to continue through the weekend. Produced by Sgt. Walter A. Guthrie. Also available in high definition.
|Date Posted:||07.06.2012 14:06|
|Location:||HOT SPRINGS, AR, US|
This work, Arkansas National Guard supporting Forestry Commission in fighting wildfires, by MAJ Chris Heathscott, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.