New York Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews conduct water bucket ("Bambi Bucket") training at Round Lake, NY Wednesday May 13. A full Bambi Bucket holds 560 gallons and weights over two tons. Pilots, crews and maintenance personnel train with the bucket every spring in order to remain ready to support the New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.
In July of 2018 two New York Army National Guard UH-60 helicopters equipped with Bambi Buckets were called to a forest fire in Flat Rock State Forest in Altona N.Y. where the aircrews dropped 126,000 gallons of water on the 526-acre fire over a 3 day period.
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NationalGuard.mil -- Mon, 19 Oct 2020 NY Army Guard has 1st 'street to seat' Black Hawk pilot LATHAM, N.Y. Lars Olson, a 23-year-old who is going directly from street to seat to become a New York Army National Guard UH-60 helicopter pilot, was recognized during an Oct. 16 ceremony... (more)
Nationalguard.mil -- Mon, 19 Oct 2020 NY National Guard continues statewide COVID-19 response LATHAM, N.Y. More than 1,300 members of the New York National Guard remain on duty for the state'sCOVID-19 response, 225 days after initial operations began in New Rochelle in early March. Since... (more)
Times Union -- Mon, 19 Oct 2020 Duty Calls: Top enlisted Air Guard leader retires : New York Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Maureen Dooley honored New York Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Maureen Dooley has been honored during her retirement testimony at New York National Guard Headquarters in Latham. Dooley was recognized... (more)