CENTENNIAL, Colo. (4/4/14) – The Colorado Army National Guard will conduct helicopter-based fire suppression training April 5 for the 2nd Battalion, 135th General Support Aviation, based at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo.
Residents and visitors in and near Chatfield State Park in Littleton, Colo., and Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Commerce City, Colo., may notice military helicopters in the area during daylight hours as Army National Guard personnel conduct training exercises in preparation for possible wildfire responses this season.
All training has been closely coordinated with park staff to ensure it is conducted in a safe manner with little impact to park visitors or park operations. Planning has also included coordination with local authorities.
Months of preparation were required for this exercise, ensuring the coordination of site locations, planning, movement of equipment and environmental considerations.
Questions regarding this training should be directed to the Colorado National Guard State Public Affairs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-250-1053.
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