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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

Defense Visual Information Distribution System -- Tue, 22 Apr 2014

National Guard supports 2014 Boston Marathon

BOSTON-- More than 800 Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island National Guardsmen helped local law enforcement agencies in eight cities and towns to keep the route clear for runners as they... (more)

Defense Visual Information Distributions System -- Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Forging a friendship

TABUK, Saudi Arabia -- For the third time in five years, U.S. Forces conducted a joint exercise in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as part of Friendship and Ironhawk three at the Tactical Training... (more)

Times Union -- Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Duty Calls: Two airmen earn Meritorious Service Medal

Two New York Air National Guard senior master sergeants have earned a Meritorious Service Medal.

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