Soldiers, National Guardsmen Help Contain Colorado Wildfire

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Soldiers prepare a CH-47 Chinook helicopter equipped with a Bambi bucket to help fight the East Peak fire near La Veta, Colo., June 21, 2013. The soldiers, National Guardsmen, are assigned to the Colorado Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment, stationed on Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colo. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Darin Overstreet
  • Army Sgt. Nicholas Parrott prepares a Bambi bucket for a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to help fight the East Peak fire near La Veta, Colo., June 21, 2013. Parrott is assigned to the Colorado Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment, stationed at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colo. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Darin Overstreet
  • Army Sgt. Nicholas Parrott prepares a Bambi bucket for a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to help fight the East Peak fire near La Veta, Colo., June 21, 2013. Parrott is assigned to the Colorado Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment, stationed at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colo. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Darin Overstreet
  • A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter performs a water drop while fighting the East Peak Fire near La Veta, Colo., June 21, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Darin Overstreet
  • A U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter performs a water drop while fighting the East Peak Fire near La Veta, Colo., June 21, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Darin Overstreet
  • Colorado National Guardsmen get an aerial view from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter of the massive fire wall burning out of control from the East Peak fire near La Veta, Colo., June 21, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Darin Overstreet
  • Hot shot firefighting crews, on the ground, direct CH-47 Chinook helicopters to their target to help fight the East Peak fire near La Veta, Colo., June 21, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Darin Overstreet
  • Hot shot firefighting crew members, lower left, observe a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter performing a water drop while fighting the East Peak Fire near La Veta, Colo., June 21, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Darin Overstreet
  • Colorado National Guard members get an aerial view from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter of the massive fire wall burning out of control from the East Peak fire near La Veta, Colo., June 21, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Darin Overstreet
  • An Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter performs a water drop while fighting the East Peak Fire near La Veta, Colo., June 21, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Darin Overstreet
  • Colorado National Guardsmen get an aerial view of the fire damage from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter while performing drops on the East Peak fire near La Veta, Colo., June 21, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Darin Overstreet