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Colo. National Guard mission continues at West Fork Complex fire 
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs 
Checkpoint operations 

Colorado Army National Guard member, Sgt. Salvador Vialpando, Task Force-Security, provides directions to a family trying to go through a check point area, as Colorado Air National Guard member, Airman First Class Eitan Yehezkez, watches in South Fork, Colo., June 25, 2013. National Guard members are manning multiple checkpoints around the West Fork Complex fire in support of local law enforcement. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Tech. Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf/RELEASED)

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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) Colorado National Guard members are continuing support to civil authorities at the West Fork Complex fire in southwestern Colorado.

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

National Guardsmen are manning multiple checkpoints around the fire area in support of local law enforcement.

Colorado Air National Guard Airmen who were providing a phone, internet and radio communications platform to facilitate communications between civil and military authorities completed their mission July 1. 

The tents being used by non-governmental organizations to support relief and recovery efforts in following the Black Forest fire were recovered from authorities in El Paso County, Colo., July 1.

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 #WestForkFire 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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7/1/2013