Guardsmen Fight Oregon Wildfires

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Carter operates the Bambi bucket from an HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter during efforts to fight the Logging Unit fire west of Madras, Ore., July 21, 2014. Carter is assigned to the Oregon Army National Guard's Company C, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment.  Oregon National Guard photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik
  • A firefighter works to extinguish the Logging Unit fire west of Madras, Ore., July 21, 2014. The Oregon Army National Guard has provided two Chinook helicopters and two Black Hawk helicopters to help local authorities. Oregon National Guard photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik
  • A firefighter watches for fire hazards as he helps extinguish the Logging Unit fire west of Madras, Ore., July 21, 2014. Oregon National Guard photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik
  • Army Black Hawk helicopters land at Madras Airport after completing multiple missions to put out the Logging Unit fire west of Madras, Ore., July 21, 2014. Oregon National Guard photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik
  • A firefighter digs a fire line to help put out the Logging Unit fire west of Madras, Ore., July 21, 2014. Oregon National Guard photo by Army Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik
  • A firefighter takes a short break before going back to Logging Unit fire line west of Madras, Ore., July 21, 2014. Oregon National Guard photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik