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Colorado Guard aircrews assisting in Black Forest fire relief efforts

Colorado Guard aircrews assisting in Black Forest fire relief efforts

Personnel from the Colorado Army National Guard are continuing to assist civil authorities with firefighting support at the Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colo.more

National Guard expands Midwest, Southwest wildfire support

National Guard expands Midwest, Southwest wildfire support

With an already busy wildfire season under its belt, the National Guard has expanded firefighting efforts in several states throughout the Midwest and Southwest, where they have activated more than...more

Hot days, dry winds mean 'fire season' is here. Article one in a series of four.

Hot days, dry winds mean 'fire season' is here.  Article one in a series of four.

FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - With the memory of last year's Monument Fire fresh in people's minds and a high probability for fire-related weather and events again this year, now is the time to prepare...more

Protect your home from wildfire. Article two in a four part series.

Protect your home from wildfire. Article two in a four part series.

FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. In part two of a four-part series running over the next few weeks, the members of the Fort Huachuca Office of Fire Prevention share information with on how to protect the home...more

Survival is possible when wildfires occur -- learn how. Article three in a four part series.

Survival is possible when wildfires occur -- learn how.  Article three in a four part series.

FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. In part three of a four-part series on wildfire preparation and survival, the Fort Huachuca Office of Fire Prevention provides information on what to do if you are unable to...more

California National Guard helps battle Robbers Fire

California National Guard helps battle Robbers Fire

The California Army National Guard answered the call to serve its citizens in Placer County, Calif., during the Robbers wildfires in July.more

Lewis-McChord firefighters join Colorado wildfire relief effort

Lewis-McChord firefighters join Colorado wildfire relief effort

For the first time since it became a joint base, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., sent first responders to aid another installation.more

Heat wave highlights importance of Bambi Bucket training

Heat wave highlights importance of Bambi Bucket training

When the Soldiers of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell, Ky., are called upon, they have three hours to get up in the air and be on their way to aid in extinguishing wildland fires.more

Colorado National Guard secures area around High Park

Colorado National Guard secures area around High Park

While civilian and military firefighters and aviation crews fight the High Park fire from land and air, nearly a hundred Colorado Army National Guard military police and Air National Guard security...more

Fort Carson engineers, firefighters help contain Waldo Canyon blaze

Fort Carson engineers, firefighters help contain Waldo Canyon blaze

With the sun slipping behind the mountains, more than 100 Army engineers from the 4th and 52nd Engineer Battalions worked tirelessly to set up a base of operations and begin making firebreaks...more

Colorado wildfires affect SMDC team

Colorado wildfires affect SMDC team

SMDC comes together to support victims of wildfiresmore

Fort Carson helps with evacuees as wildfire rages

Fort Carson helps with evacuees as wildfire rages

Fort Carson, Colo., opened its doors, June 26, 2012, to displaced service members and families forced to flee their homes due to the danger posed by the out-of-control Waldo Canyon wildfire.more

Army National Guard fights Colorado fires on ground, in air

Army National Guard fights Colorado fires on ground, in air

As Colorado continues to fight wildfires throughout the state, the Army is actively offering resources to state, local and federal officials, as well as displaced residents.more

Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming National Guard battling wildfires

Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming National Guard battling wildfires

National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from five states are working alongside civilian first responders as they continue to battle wildfires in Colorado and New Mexico.more

Modular Airborne Firefighting System slideshow

Modular Airborne Firefighting System slideshow

A C-130J Hercules from the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, drops water to flush out their Modular Airborne Firefighting System near Abilene Regional Airport, Abilene, Texas, May...more

Fort Hood battles 11,380 acres of wildfires

Fort Hood battles 11,380 acres of wildfires

Extreme drought conditions have led to wildfires in Fort Hood's training areas, burning nearly five percent of the 215,000-acre post.more

201st MI Battallion volunteers aid Bastrop after wildfires

201st MI Battallion volunteers aid Bastrop after wildfires

Bravo Company "Broadswords" of the 201st Military Intelligence Battalion volunteered at Bastrop Emergency Management Center donation and distribution locations in Bastrop, Texas, Sept. 14...more

Fort Bragg paratroopers prepare for any landing at Rough Terrain Airborne Operations

Fort Bragg paratroopers prepare for any landing at Rough Terrain Airborne Operations

The combat engineers participated in Rough Terrain Airborne Operations training at the Advanced Airborne School Sept. 12 through 16. The training was geared to prepare Soldiers to jump any austere...more

Basic fire prevention awareness starts at home

Basic fire prevention awareness starts at home

Unlike many natural disasters, most wildfires are caused by and can also be prevented by people. Each year, wildfires cause unnecessary damage to property, natural and cultural resources.more

Fires are Good for Environment

Fires are Good for Environment

Smoke from raging fires have recently been billowing over parts of Joint Base Lewis-McChord during prescribed burns. At the actual fire the heat and noise become tremendous and deafening to the ear...more

Sill firefighters battle blazes, budget

Sill firefighters battle blazes, budget

FORT SILL, Okla. (Aug. 18, 2011) -- Municipalities have been losing police officers and firefighters for the past few years and it seems the Army is no exception. With current budget constraints...more