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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Aerial Fire News -- Mon, 03 Aug 2020 New York Army National Guard Conduct Aerial Firefighting Training New York Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews conducted water bucket training at Round Lake Monday, July 27. The helicopters, which are based at Albany International Airport,... (more)
Tapinto Yorktown.com -- Mon, 03 Aug 2020 Yorktown Resident, NY National Guard Corporal, Wins 'Best Warrior Competition' CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. Troy Perez, a Yorktown Heights resident and a corporal in the New York Army National Guard, emerged from the 10,000-plus member force to win the Best Warrior Competition,... (more)
Daily Gazette, -- Mon, 03 Aug 2020 Col. Jeffrey Baker retires after 30 years of service: Service in Army National Guard took him all over the world LATHAM -- Join the Army See the world! Recently retired New York Army National Guard Col. Jeffrey Baker saw the world and more during his 30 years of service. And now that a retirement ceremony... (more)