Soldiers Battle Fire and Water

By www.Army.milJune 16, 2008

Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and state government personnel perform an initial flood damage assessment of southern Wisconsin with the assistance of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the Madison, Wis.-based 147th Army Aviation Battalion. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure.
1 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and state government personnel perform an initial flood damage assessment of southern Wisconsin with the assistance of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the Madison, Wis.-based 147th Army Aviation Battalion. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure. (Photo Credit: Air Force Master Sgt. Paul Gorman) VIEW ORIGINAL
Indiana National Guard trucks depart from Lincoln High School in Vincennes, Ind., June 15, 2008. Soldiers and Airmen spent the last week on flood duty assisting local emergency responders and Emergency Management Agency personnel in search and rescue missions, sandbagging operations, security duty and presence patrols.
2 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Indiana National Guard trucks depart from Lincoln High School in Vincennes, Ind., June 15, 2008. Soldiers and Airmen spent the last week on flood duty assisting local emergency responders and Emergency Management Agency personnel in search and rescue missions, sandbagging operations, security duty and presence patrols. (Photo Credit: Spc. William E. Henry) VIEW ORIGINAL
After finishing flood-relief efforts, Spc. Megan Neary, 38th Infantry Division Special Troops Battalion, loads her belongings into a truck outside Lincoln High School in Vincennes, Ind., on June 15, 2008.
3 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – After finishing flood-relief efforts, Spc. Megan Neary, 38th Infantry Division Special Troops Battalion, loads her belongings into a truck outside Lincoln High School in Vincennes, Ind., on June 15, 2008. (Photo Credit: Spc. William E. Henry) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Bethany Scott throws a sandbag to Spc. Robert Alexander, both of the Indiana National GuardAca,!a,,cs 38th Military Police Company, to help stop water expected to rise to 22 feet at a levee in New Harmony, Ind., June 13, 2008.
4 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Bethany Scott throws a sandbag to Spc. Robert Alexander, both of the Indiana National GuardAca,!a,,cs 38th Military Police Company, to help stop water expected to rise to 22 feet at a levee in New Harmony, Ind., June 13, 2008. (Photo Credit: Spc. William E. Henry) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers from the Indiana National Guard’s 38th Infantry Division arrive in New Harmony, Ind., preparing to build up the town levee on June 13, 2008. The Soldiers received a safety briefing before beginning to protect the area from the rising Wabash River.
5 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from the Indiana National Guard’s 38th Infantry Division arrive in New Harmony, Ind., preparing to build up the town levee on June 13, 2008. The Soldiers received a safety briefing before beginning to protect the area from the rising Wabash River. (Photo Credit: Spc. William E. Henry) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers from the 1613th Engineer Support Company pile sandbags in Hazleton, Ind., on June 12, 2008. Thousands of bags were laid to raise the height of the levee to prevent the river from breaching and spilling into town.
6 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from the 1613th Engineer Support Company pile sandbags in Hazleton, Ind., on June 12, 2008. Thousands of bags were laid to raise the height of the levee to prevent the river from breaching and spilling into town. (Photo Credit: Air Force Staff Sgt. Justin Goeden) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pfc. Kenneth Edds grabs a sandbag from Spc. Jeremy Tolson in Hazleton, Ind., on June 12, 2008. Sandbagging was a part of Indiana National Guard flood-relief efforts to prevent and protect the town from the rising White River.
7 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pfc. Kenneth Edds grabs a sandbag from Spc. Jeremy Tolson in Hazleton, Ind., on June 12, 2008. Sandbagging was a part of Indiana National Guard flood-relief efforts to prevent and protect the town from the rising White River. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Maj. Jodie Newby) VIEW ORIGINAL
Wildfires burn at Fort Carson, Colo. National Guard Soldiers are also fighting wildfires elsewhere in the West.
8 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Wildfires burn at Fort Carson, Colo. National Guard Soldiers are also fighting wildfires elsewhere in the West. (Photo Credit: Tech. Sgt. Cheresa D. Theiral) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Rick D. Peevy, a crew chief with the Colorado Army National Guard, surveys wildfires at Fort Carson, Colo.
9 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Rick D. Peevy, a crew chief with the Colorado Army National Guard, surveys wildfires at Fort Carson, Colo. (Photo Credit: Tech. Sgt. Cheresa D. Theiral) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Rick D. Peevy, a crew chief with the Colorado Army National Guard, guides his UH-60 Black Hawk as it gets a bucket of water from a river to drop over wildfires at Fort Carson, Colo. Peevy and his helicopter crew dropped about 22,000 gallons of water on June 12 over about 30,000 acres of fire. Soldiers have been battling the fires since June 9.
10 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Rick D. Peevy, a crew chief with the Colorado Army National Guard, guides his UH-60 Black Hawk as it gets a bucket of water from a river to drop over wildfires at Fort Carson, Colo. Peevy and his helicopter crew dropped about 22,000 gallons of water on June 12 over about 30,000 acres of fire. Soldiers have been battling the fires since June 9. (Photo Credit: Tech. Sgt. Cheresa D. Theiral) VIEW ORIGINAL
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the Colorado Army National Guard fills a bucket with water to fight wildfires at Fort Carson, Colo.
11 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the Colorado Army National Guard fills a bucket with water to fight wildfires at Fort Carson, Colo. (Photo Credit: Tech. Sgt. Cheresa D. Theiral) VIEW ORIGINAL
The crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter assesses flood damage in southern Indiana. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure.
12 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter assesses flood damage in southern Indiana. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure. (Photo Credit: Senior Master Sgt. John S. Chapman) VIEW ORIGINAL
The crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter assesses flood damage in southern Indiana. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure.
13 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter assesses flood damage in southern Indiana. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure. (Photo Credit: Senior Master Sgt. John S. Chapman) VIEW ORIGINAL
Floodwaters surge over the Oak Creek Dam in South Milwaukee, Wis. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure.
14 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Floodwaters surge over the Oak Creek Dam in South Milwaukee, Wis. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure. (Photo Credit: Senior Master Sgt. John S. Chapman) VIEW ORIGINAL
County Highway A in the resort town of Lake Delton, Wis., is closed after a massive section of the road is washed away by floodwaters. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure.
15 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – County Highway A in the resort town of Lake Delton, Wis., is closed after a massive section of the road is washed away by floodwaters. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure. (Photo Credit: Air Force Master Sgt. Paul Gorman) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers and Airmen of the Indiana National GuardAca,!a,,cs 138th Quartermaster Company in Brazil, Ind., and the 181st Intelligence Wing of Terre Haute, Ind., work together on automated sandbagging machines in Vincennes, Ind., on June 11, 2008.
16 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers and Airmen of the Indiana National GuardAca,!a,,cs 138th Quartermaster Company in Brazil, Ind., and the 181st Intelligence Wing of Terre Haute, Ind., work together on automated sandbagging machines in Vincennes, Ind., on June 11, 2008. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kimberly Calkins) VIEW ORIGINAL