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National Guard wild fire support elements drawing down 
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs 
HMMWV 
Two HMMWV’s with Soldiers and Airman travels down US Highway 160 just past South Fork Colo. in support of the West Fork Complex Fire, June 27, 2013. The West Fork Complex Fire is in the Rio Grande National Forest, Colo., and Colorado National Guard’s Soldiers and Airmen have been assisting local authorities with everything from task-force security, GPS, imagery and mapping and prepping areas for structure protection. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Tech. Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf/RELEASED))

Click here or on the photo to download a high-resolution file.

More photo and video products of Colorado National Guard firefighting are available on DVIDS.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Saturday, June 29, 2013

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLORADO NATIONAL GUARD CONTACT:
Colorado National Guard Public Affairs
720-250-1053
ng.co.coarng.list.staff-pao2@mail.mil  

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (6/29/13) – Approximately 150 Colorado National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are continuing support to Colorado civil authorities at the West Fork Complex fire and the East Peak fire.

In addition to the support listed below, two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, outfitted with a hoist or Bambi-Bucket®, are on standby for medevac, search-and-rescue, and firefighting operations, if needed by incident commanders.

WEST FORK COMPLEX FIRE:

     ·         National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are manning multiple checkpoints around the fire area in support of local law enforcement.

     ·         Colorado Air National Guard Airmen are providing a phone, internet and radio communications platform to facilitate communications between civil and military authorities. 

     ·         Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers providing geographic imaging support to the incident commander were released June 29.

 

EAST PEAK FIRE:

     ·         Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers are manning multiple checkpoints around the fire area in support of the Huerfano County Sheriff.

     ·         Colorado Air National Guard Airmen are currently providing phone, internet and radio communications platform to facilitate communications between civil and military authorities.

     ·         Fifteen Soldiers, who were providing firefighting support on wildland fire hand-crew teams, were released June 29.

  

BLACK FOREST FIRE:

     ·         The Colorado National Guard is providing tents for non-governmental organizations to support relief and recovery efforts in El Paso County, Colo.

For information about the Colorado National Guard, contact Colorado National Guard Public Affairs, ng.co.coarng.list.staff-pao2@mail.mil or 720-250-1053.

For latest updates on the Colorado National Guard, follow us on Twitter @CONG1860. 

Also follow #EastPeakFire, #WestForkFire, #BlackForestFire and #cofire.

Current CONG news releases:
http://bit.ly/19HgvZe

File photos:
NEW West Fork firefighting: http://bit.ly/17AGb98
East Peak firefighting:
http://bit.ly/10L2PIL
1157th Engineer Firefighter Company: http://bit.ly/17Yzqgs
Colorado National Guard firefighting:
http://bit.ly/1bvVyfb
High-altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site:
http://bit.ly/19uP4k9

B-roll:
NEW Colorado National Guard at West Fork fire: http://bit.ly/17AGb98
Bambi-Bucket® drops, East Peak fire:
http://bit.ly/10L2PIL
Bambi-Bucket® drops, Black Forest fire:
http://bit.ly/11N6Fiq
Bambi-Bucket® drops, High Park fire:
http://bit.ly/17H61HJ

File video:
National Guard firefighting: http://bit.ly/KZQeZI

Fact sheets:
UH-60 Black Hawk: http://1.usa.gov/6kraJa
CH-47 Chinook: http://1.usa.gov/12g4Iaj

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6/29/2013