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Colo. National Guard completes mission at East Peak fire, West Fork Complex mission continues 
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs 
Security in southwestern Colorado 

Colorado Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Shawn Riley, Task Force-Security, provides checkpoint around the West Fork Complex fire outside of Creede Colo., June 26, 2013. Colorado National Guard’s Soldiers and Airmen have been assisting local authorities protect private property and ensure public safety in southwestern Colorado since June 22. (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:
Sunday, June 30, 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. (6/30/13) – As the East Peak fire reaches near-full containment, the Colorado National Guard has completed its mission in Huerfano County, Colo.

Colorado National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are continuing support to civil authorities at the West Fork Complex fire in southwestern Colorado.

WEST FORK COMPLEX FIRE:

·  One UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter outfitted with a hoist remains on standby for medevac and search-and-rescue if needed by the incident commander.

·  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 ended their mission June 30. 

  

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:
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:
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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6/30/2013