COLONIE--A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter of the New York Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation in Latham conducts a training run with the Firehawk fire fighting system over the Mohawk River on August 4.
The unit practices water bucket and Firehawk operations annually in case they are need to support the civil authorities with fighting wild fires.
The Firehawk allows the air crew to siphon 1000 gallons of water in about one minute and deliver it to the scene of a fire. The crew can control the rate of release based on the firefighters needs.
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Rome Sentinel -- Mon, 29 Aug 2016 EADS marks 15th anniversary of 9/11 When he heard the news on Sept. 11, 2001 of the terrorist attacks unfolding that day, Col. Emil J. Filkorn says that "like everyone else," he was "stunned, surprised."
Times Union -- Sun, 28 Aug 2016 Wynantskill colonel earns Legion of Merit New York Army National Guard Col. Martin Dinan of Wynantskill, a veteran of three wars, has received a Legion of Merit for meritorious service before his retirement after 30 years of duty.
Rome Sentinel -- Sat, 27 Aug 2016 Whitesboro man takes command of Air National Guard unit Lt. Col. David Bartczak, a Whitesboro resident, formally took command of the New York Air National Guard's 224th Support Squadron Thursday during an assumption of command ceremony at the Eastern... (more)