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 -- Fri, 15 Jan 2021 New York National Guard helps open massive vaccination site NEW YORK The New York National Guard is back at New Yorks Jacob Javits Convention Center, helping to turn what was a COVID-19 hospital in 2020 into a mass vaccination site in 2021.
NationalGuard.mil -- Thu, 14 Jan 2021 NYNG Soldier aids stranded family during holiday travels BUFFALO, N.Y. A New York Army National Guard Soldier on duty at Buffalo International Airport the day after Christmas went above and beyond the call of duty to help a stranded passenger and... (more)
Daily Mail -- Tue, 12 Jan 2021 FBI warns of armed protests in ALL 50 states if Trump is removed before Inauguration Day: Thousands of National Guard watch over Capitol and DC monuments close ahead of Biden swearing-in (NYNG Soldiers in photos and video) An FBI bulletin released Monday warned of armed protests planned in all 50 states from January 16 to 20 It said an 'identified armed group' is calling for the 'storming' of state, local,... (more)