National Guard Members Battle Forest Fires in Utah

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Utah Army National Guard members see an aerial view of the fire before assisting in fighting the fires in northern Utah, Aug. 12, 2013. The crew members are assigned to the Utah Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment. The National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk dropped more than 8,500 gallons of water in one day on two separate fires in the state. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Chacon
  • Soldiers get an aerial view before assisting in fighting two fires in northern Utah, Aug. 12, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the Utah Army National Guard. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Chacon
  • Members of a Utah fire department battle a fire near Portage, Utah, Aug. 12, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Chacon
  • Soldiers battle forest fires in northern Utah, Aug. 12, 2013. An Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter dropped more than 8,500 gallons of water in one day on two separate fires in the state. The soldiers are assigned to Utah Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Chacon
  • An Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter fills a Bambi bucket with water for release over one of two fires in northern Utah, Aug. 12, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Chacon
  • Ryan Ottley, foreground, from the North Logan Fire Department, watches soldiers inside a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter fill a Bambi bucket for release over fires in northern Utah, Aug. 12, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Chacon
  • An Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter uses a Bambi bucket to perform a water drop while fighting a fire in northern Utah, Aug. 12, 2013. The crew members are assigned to the Utah Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Chacon
  • An Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter is silhouetted with a Bambi bucket with water for release over the fires in northern Utah, Aug. 12, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Chacon
  • Army Staff Sgt. David Sedgewick disconnects a water bucket from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter after fighting fires in northern Utah, Aug. 12, 2013. Sedgewick, a crew chief, is assigned to the Utah Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Chacon