Navy Crewmen Help Fight Wildfires Near Naval Base Ventura County, Calif.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Blase attaches a 360-gallon Bambi bucket to the bottom of an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter to fight wildfires near Naval Base Ventura County's base housing at Point Mugu, Calif., May 3, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Fahey
  • Navy Lt. Cmdr. Kelsey St. Louis, left. and Lt. Dan Rosborough pilot an MH-60S Knighthawk as team members help extinguish fires near Naval Base Ventura County's base housing at Point Mugu, Calif., May 3, 2013. Three helicopters from San Diego-based Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 3 and Helicopter Sea Command 21 responded to wildfires on the base. The pilots are assigned to the squadron .  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Fahey
  • Navy Chief Petty Officer Jay Okonek, left, and 1st Class Petty Officer Jason Blase help guide pilots as they fill a 360-gallon Bambi bucket to help extinguish fires near Naval Base Ventura County's base housing at Point Mugu, Calif., May 3, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Fahey
  • Three flight crews provide respond to wildfires near Naval Base Ventura County's base housing at Point Mugu, Calif., May 3, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Fahey
  • Three flight crews provide respond to wildfires near Naval Base Ventura County's base housing at Point Mugu, Calif., May 3, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Fahey
  • Navy Aviation Warfare Systems Operators Navy Chief Petty Officer Jay Okonek, left, and 1st Class Petty Officer Jason Blase drop water from a 360-gallon Bambi bucket as team members help extinguish fires near Naval Base Ventura County's base housing at Point Mugu, Califl, May 3, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Fahey
  • Three flight crews provide respond to wildfires near Naval Base Ventura County's base housing at Point Mugu, Calif., May 3, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Fahey
  • Three flight crews respond to wildfires near Naval Base Ventura County's base housing at Point Mugu, Calif., May 3, 2013. The team dropped roughly 20,000 gallons of water using 360-gallon Bambi buckets to help save vital areas on the base, including portions of base housing. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Fahey