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.
DMNA Press Releases
NY National Guard In the News
WKBW, -- Fri, 22 Jan 2021 New York National Guard identifies 3 soldiers killed in helicopter crash outside Rochester Wednesday ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WKBW) The New York Army National Guard has identified three soldiers killed in a helicopter crash outside of Rochester on Wednesday. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Steven Skoda,... (more)
Associated Press, -- Fri, 22 Jan 2021 3 dead in military helicopter crash were experienced pilots MENDON, N.Y. (AP) The three National Guard members killed when a helicopter crashed in an upstate New York field this week were experienced pilots with past deployments to Afghanistan, officials... (more)
CBS 6 -- Wed, 20 Jan 2021 Hundreds from New York among National Guard on inauguration duty CAPITAL REGION, NY (WRGB) The country prides itself on a peaceful transition of power and in a year of division and unrest, the National Guard was at the ready to ensure that happened Wednesday.... (more)