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    “It’s a war”: California turns to new, high-tech helicopters to battle wildfires

    California - Last summer, California suffered one of the most savage fire years in its history. Drought and scorching temperatures turbocharged fires that were...

    302 AW Airmen Embody Agile Combat Employment via Aerial Firefighting

    PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. -- In January 2022, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., signed the service’s first doctrine publication on...

    Four Tanker Planes Added to Firefighting Fleet After Maintenance

    Türkiye’s national body on aviation activities, Turkish Aeronautical Association (THK), has made four CL-215 type amphibious tanker planes ready to combat wildfires and added...

    DNR Prepositions Aircraft in NW Region

    In spite of the wet spring that’s delaying severe wildfires across the state, the heart of Washington’s fire season is just around the corner....

    Central Creek Airstrip Fire Grows Overnight

    The Central Creek Airstrip Fire (#295) has grown to an estimated 1,000 acres overnight. The lightning caused fire is moving east through drainages across...

    Aerial Resources Expected to Remain on the Contreras Fire

    Aerial resources are expected to remain over the fire all day as long as lightning is not present in the area. Fire behavior remains...

    Senator Markey and Rep. García Introduce Legislation to Boost Pay, Benefits for Nation’s Airport Workers

    “Good Jobs for Good Airports Act” would increase labor standards for service workers at airports that receive federal funding Washington (June 16, 2022) – Today,...

    Aerial Assets Fighting Two Fires at Fort Hood

    FORT HOOD, Texas– Firefighters are working to contain the fire which is currently estimated to exceed 250 acres and is 50 percent contained. The Texas...

    CTNG, Westover Fire Department Conduct First-Ever Joint Aerial Firefighting Training

    Soldiers assigned to the 1-169th Aviation Regiment and firefighters from the Westover Fire Department teamed up for the first time to conduct a joint...

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