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Fire hawk helicopter dumping water
Photo by Lt. Col. Paul Fanning JFHQ-NY (released)
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.

NY National Guard In the News

MDJ -- Mon, 28 Jul 2014

of Honor quest for N.Y. WWI hero marches on

ALBANY, N.Y. --About 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack and saved a comrade from capture despite suffering serious wounds, Sgt. Henry Johnson is a step closer to... (more)

FIOS1 News -- Sat, 26 Jul 2014

NY Guard prepares for the worst, hopes it doesn’t come

Units train in emergency preparedness at Camp Smith in Cortlandt Manor

Time Warners Cable News -- Sat, 26 Jul 2014

Naval Militia Members Undergo Waterborne Disaster Training

More than a dozen Naval Militia Members underwent training Friday. The training was designed to help them better handle waterborne calamaties after Hurricane Sandy and Tropical Storm Irene.

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