SCHUYLERVILLE--A New York Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter operating out of Army Aviation Support Facility 3 at the Albany International Airport fills a "Bambi Bucket" in the Hudson River during fire fighting training conducted on Wednesday, July 28.
New York Army National Guard helicopters stand read to support state and local fire services in fighting forest and grass fires during the summer months. Helicopter crews train regularly during the summer on the right way to fill one of the 660 gallon buckets and then practice manuevering to drop the water on a simulated fire.
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Army.mil -- Wed, 01 Mar 2017 New York Army National Guard Troops Save Plane-Crash Victim WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. -- An ordinary training day turned into a rescue mission for New York Army National Guard aviation Soldiers, who rescued a pilot from a fiery plane crash at Gabreski... (more)
Associated Press -- Wed, 01 Mar 2017 Last of NY Air Guard Unit Deployed to S. Pole Returning Home SCOTIA, N.Y. (AP) The last 19 members of a New York Air National Guard unit supporting scientific research in Antarctica are returning home to their upstate base.
WNBC -- Mon, 27 Feb 2017 Victims in Small Plane Crash in NY Identified; Off-Duty FDNY Firefighters Were Among Guardsmen Who Rescued Sole Survivor Two off-duty FDNY firefighters were among the group of U.S. Army National Guardsmen who rescued a pilot from a plane crash on Long Island that killed two others on Sunday.