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West Virginia Guard aircrew personnel help combat wildland fires in California

Story by Edward Wrinston Four members of the West Virginia National Guard’s Company C, 1-150th Assault Battalion are in California flying aerial wildland firefighting missions...

Wyoming’s C-130s Play Key Role in Fighting Regional Wildfires

Massive amounts of air support are being used to fight the Mullen Fire from various commercial operators as well as government agencies. As of...

A day that won’t be forgotten: Mullen Fire explodes to burn 32,328 more acres

There were no doubts the critical weather conditions and natural fuels feeding the Mullen Fire burning in the mountains about 40 miles west of...

Cleanup on USS Bonhomme Richard Continues as Ship’s Fate Remains Unclear

NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO, Calif. – USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) hasn’t moved from the pier-side spot where it caught fire on July 12 and burned for...

Battle against Oregon wildfires fought with limited air support after 6 Chinooks sent to Afghanistan

The apocalyptic scenes created by the massive wildfires in Oregon are just the beginning, officials have warned, as they continue to battle the crippling infernos that have killed...

Queensland Receives New Fire Bomber with Conair Q400 Arrival in Bundaberg

The 2019/2020 fire season in Australia forced many state governments to take a good hard look at their level of firefighting preparedness, Queensland is...

Overhaul ‘ad-hoc’ aerial firefighting system: pilots

The government is facing increasing pressure to upgrade national aerial firefighting capabilities before summer, with pilots calling for a new taskforce and an overhaul...

Garcia hosts wildfire roundtable with fire, government leaders

Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, led a roundtable Wednesday with local and federal leaders to discuss fire management amid the 3.1 million acres thus...

Aviators, fire department douse blazes on Fort Hood

In a joint operation between the Fort Hood Fire Department, the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade and the National Guard’s 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade,...

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