Guardsmen Fight Washington Wildfires

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Soldiers load into tactical vehicles as they depart for final training to prepare to assist with the Chiwaukum Complex wildfires near Leavenworth, Wash., July 22, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 303rd Cavalry Regiment. Washington National Guard photo by U.S. Army Pvt. Brianne Patterson
  • Soldiers wait inside a tactical vehicle before departing for final training to prepare to assist with the Chiwaukum Complex wildfires near Leavenworth, Wash., July 22, 2014. Washington National Guard photo by U.S. Army Pvt. Brianne Patterson
  • Soldiers look for hot spots and embers that could potentially ignite additional fires as they train to support to state agencies during the Chiwaukum Complex wildfires near Leavenworth, Wash., July 22, 2014. Washington National Guard photo by U.S. Army Pvt. Brianne Patterson
  • Soldiers review mopping techniques before continuing to clear an area affected by the Chiwaukum Complex wildfires near Leavenworth, Wash., July 23, 2014. Washington National Guard photo by U.S. Army Pvt. Brianne Patterson
  • Soldiers clear an area of smoldering embers that could potentially reignite fires as they assist state agencies during the Chiwaukum Complex wildfires near Leavenworth, Wash., July 23, 2014. Washington National Guard photo by U.S. Army Pvt. Brianne Patterson
  • Soldiers remove a tree stump while clearing an area affected by the Chiwaukum Complex wildfires near Leavenworth, Wash., July 23, 2014. Washington National Guard photo by U.S. Army Pvt. Brianne Patterson