Soldiers, National Guard Provide Assistance During Forest Fire

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flies into thick smoke to release water during the Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colo., June 12, 2013. The pilots and crew chiefs are assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault
  • Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Suiters looks out the door of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during the Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colo., June 12, 2013. Suiters, a crew chief, is assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault
  • A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flies into thick smoke while using a Bambi bucket to release water during the Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colo., June 12, 2013. The pilots and crew chiefs are assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault
  • The crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter fills a Bambi bucket with water to be released onto the Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colo., June 12, 2013. The pilots and crew chiefs are assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault
  • A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter takes off with a Bambi bucket to release water during the Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colo., June 12, 2013. The pilots and crew chiefs are assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault
  • An aircraft releases a fire-retardant solution to help stop the spreading Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colo., June 12, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault
  • A UH-47 Chinook helicopter crew receives fuel at a Forward Area Refueling Point at the U.S. Air Force Academy Airfield in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 12, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's Company E, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Air Force photo by Ray McCoy
  • Army 1st Lt. Alicia Tigges, right, talks to a helicopter crew member at the Forward Area Refueling Point at the U.S. Air Force Academy Airfield in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 12, 2013. Tigges is commander of the 4th Infantry Division's Company E, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Air Force photo by Ray McCoy
  • Colorado Army National Guard and Fort Carson, Colo., aviation assets provide firefighting assistance during the Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colo., June 12, 2013. UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters are being used to fight the fire. U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Skye A. Robinson
  • A UH-47 Chinook helicopter flies past a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter while providing firefighting assistance during the Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colo., June 12, 2013. The helicopter crews are being used to fight the fire. U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Skye A. Robinson
  • Colorado Army National Guard and Fort Carson, Colo., aviation assets provide firefighting assistance during the Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colo., June 12, 2013. UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters are being used to fight the fire. U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Skye A. Robinson