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
Black Knights -- Tue, 03 Dec 2013
MISSION FIRST: Man On A Mission
Ask Peter Carey about his days at West Point and he’s quick to tell you he was a back-up quarterback for four years and barely saw the field. Ask others who know Peter Carey and they... (more)
Hudson Valley YNN -- Tue, 03 Dec 2013
More than 100 Christmas trees shipped to military families
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. -- For the ninth year in a row, New York Army National Guard Soldiers piled into the Ellms’ Christmas Tree Farm in Ballston Spa, to help deliver some Christmas Spirit,... (more)
Wall Street Journal -- Mon, 02 Dec 2013
NY tree farms donate Christmas trees for troops
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. -- A Saratoga County tree farm is collecting Christmas trees from eastern New York growers for the Trees for Troops program, which delivers the holiday evergreens to military... (more)