Fighting fires
Photo Credit: Brian Schlumbohm, Fort Wainwright PAO
A UH-60 from U.S. Army Alaska Aviation Task Force comes back to Fort Wainwright after flying a mission to the Stuart Creek 2 fire area. The UH-60 is being used to help suppress fire with a Bambi bucket tethered to its underside. Water can be filled by scooping from local ponds, carried to where it is needed, dumped on specific targeted areas as determined by the Bureau of Land Management teams, then refilled again.
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