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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

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 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

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

Aviation Soldiers take on Arizona wildfires

Aviation Soldiers take on Arizona wildfires

FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers in the 2nd Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment are not trained firefighters, but they took up the job anyway when Fort Huachuca, Ariz., came under threat of wildfire in...more

Firefighting from the air

Firefighting from the air

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Each year, air tanker pilots from across the country report to the Air Tanker Base adjacent to Libby Army Airfield here, to answer the call of the annual wildfire season in...more

Community pulls together as wildfire ravages Huachuca mountains

Community pulls together as wildfire ravages Huachuca mountains

First reports of a fire in the Huachuca Mountains came in the early afternoon, June 12. Nearly 10 days later, the fire has burned more than 27,000 acres on the U.S. side of the mountains and more...more

Wildfire Smoke Health Threats and Protective Actions

Wildfire Smoke Health Threats and Protective Actions

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- This information paper provides guidance on the health threat from wildfire smoke and preventive actions.more

National Guard tackles deadly storms, fires, floods

National Guard tackles deadly storms, fires, floods

The National Guard is supporting civilian authorities responding to storms that have killed more than 200 people in six states.more

National Guard tackles deadly storms, fires, floods

National Guard tackles deadly storms, fires, floods

The National Guard is supporting civilian authorities responding to storms that have killed more than 200 people in six states.more

Controlled burns help environment, wildlife

Controlled burns help environment, wildlife

Thick clouds of smoke have been seen over Fort Rucker at various times during the last several weeks, but it's nothing to be alarmed over, installation Forestry Officials said.more

Fort officials suspect bad fire season lies ahead

Fort officials suspect bad fire season lies ahead

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Wildfires in Southeast Arizona, though dreaded, are inevitable. It's not a matter of "if," but "when'" While fires on Fort Huachuca can occur throughout...more

Army provides mobile satellite communications for disaster response

Army provides mobile satellite communications for disaster response

In the years since Hurricane Katrina exposed dangerous information gaps between various government responders, the Army has developed high-tech capabilities that enable rapid, inter-agency...more

Army's wildland firefighters fill niche on island

Army's wildland firefighters fill niche on island

The Army's wildland firefighters stationed here are more than average run-of-the-mill firefighters, if there were such a thing. These individuals fill a critical niche in both the Army and...more

Stewart-Hunter forester spends lifetime in the woods

Stewart-Hunter forester spends lifetime in the woods

"I call him 'Mr. Forestry,'" said Tony Rubine, fire management supervisor with the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Forestry Branch of the Environmental Division of the Directorate of...more

Forestry technicians' work has real ups and downs

Forestry technicians' work has real ups and downs

The job of forestry technicians with Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Forestry Branch of the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works has its ups and downs - literally...more

Army Sustainment Command unit sends equipment to Russian firefighters

Army Sustainment Command unit sends equipment to Russian firefighters

3rd Battalion, 405th Army Field Support Brigade sends help to Russian firefightersmore

New York Army National Guard Aviators Train on Firehawk Helicopter Firefighting System

New York Army National Guard Aviators Train on Firehawk Helicopter Firefighting System

A New York Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crew successfully tested the state's Firehawk firefighting system Wednesday, Aug. 4, in the Mohawk River near the Colonie Town Park. The...more

The burning question

The burning question

FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fire is bad, or is it' Thirty years ago, massive wildfires at Fort Benning numbered into the hundreds annually. Spanning thousands of acres at a time, the wildfires not only...more

Presidio firefighters dispatched to Los Angeles County wildfire

Presidio firefighters dispatched to Los Angeles County wildfire

Authorities describe it as the largest wildfire in Los Angeles County in more than 100 years, surpassing the 105,000-acre Clampitt Fire of September 1970.more

Carson firefighters assist with fire, save life

Carson firefighters assist with fire, save life

Fort Carson firefighters from PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site responded to an off-post fire in Las Animas County, Colo., July 8.more

Command Delivers Connectivity During Crises

Command Delivers Connectivity During Crises

The U.S. Army sector of U.S. Northern Command is contributing to homeland security and defense by bringing communications where and when it is needed most. To enhance its ability to keep leaders...more

Tactical Tracking System Deploys for Stateside Use

Tactical Tracking System Deploys for Stateside Use

A satellite-based system for tracking friendly forces in war has now been used in domestic missions. Blue Force Tracking-Aviation served since July to support National Guard units battling...more

Soldiers help battle California wildfires

Soldiers help battle California wildfires

FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. -- Six Soldiers, dressed in yellow firefighter jackets with helmets and thick boots, stood in front of a 78,000 pound tactical fire truck awaiting orders. A fire...more

California Guard rescues nation's largest Ponderosa Pine

California Guard rescues nation's largest Ponderosa Pine

California National GuardAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Task Force PickAca,!A? came to the rescue when the wildfires in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest threatened the nationAca,!a,,cs tallest Ponderosa...more

California calls more Guard troops for fire duty

California calls more Guard troops for fire duty

An additional 2,000 National Guard troops were ordered to state active duty by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday to boost the stateAca,!a,,cs ongoing firefighting efforts and prepare for the threat...more

Guard fighting Midwest floods, California fires

Guard fighting Midwest floods, California fires

National Guard troops fought both Midwest flooding and California wildfires Thursday.more

Virginia Wildfires Bring out More Guard Troops

Virginia Wildfires Bring out More Guard Troops

Fighting wildfires in Virginia became the newest mission for members of the National Guard who were dealing with many domestic emergencies as the new week began on Feb. 11.more