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  • Kingsley Field Fire Department Trains Local Firefighters

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The Kingsley Field Fire Department conducted F-15 familiarization training with local Fire District One emergency personnel at Kingsley Field this month.Kingsley Field Fire Department and Klamath Falls Fire District One have a mutual aid agreement to work together during

  • Oregon National Guard Responds to Rum Creek Fire

    MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon National Guard has helped support firefighting efforts at the Rum Creek Fire that has burned approximately 17,000 acres in Josephine County. Fifty-one Guard members have helped secure the area, manning road closure points in the Merlin area since Aug. 29. The Guard also

  • Connecticut Air Guard fire department trains with partners

    EAST GRANBY, Conn. – The Connecticut Air National Guard Fire Department is collaborating with mutual aid partners to conduct familiarization training exercises at Bradley Air National Guard Base.The goal is to incorporate resources from various fire departments into the Connecticut Air Guard’s

  • Cal Guard actively fights state’s wildfires

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and civilians from California and six other states are actively fighting wildfires burning throughout the state.Nearly 1,000 Cal Guard service members are currently activated for fire missions in the air and on the ground, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. David

  • National Guard well-equipped to handle West Coast wildfires

    ARLINGTON, Va. – When wildfires happen in the West, the National Guard is there to fight those fires. And for now, they've got a good handle on the effort, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said."We've got 500 people and about 19 aircraft," on the firefighting mission, Army Gen. Daniel R.

  • Nevada Air Guard activated to help fight fires in West

    RENO, Nev. – The National Interagency Fire Center has requested one C-130 aircraft and aircrew from the 152nd Airlift Wing, Nevada Air National Guard, to aid firefighting efforts in the West.The activation is more than a month earlier than last year, when the 152nd Airlift Wing was activated July

  • Partnerships forged during aerial firefighting training

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – In the dry heat of the high desert, the California and Nevada Air National Guard, U.S. Forest Service, CAL FIRE, and multiple other firefighting agencies across the United States are performing their annual certification training for the aerial firefighting mission with

  • Interagency training preps Cal Guard for aerial firefighting

    SUTTER CREEK, Calif. – Wildfires are an unfortunate reality many Californians face each year, and as 2021 unfolds as an arid year, the threat of wildfires is increased throughout the state.Between January 1 and April 25, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as CAL FIRE,

  • Nevada Air Guard continues firefighting mission

    RENO, Nevada – Military aerial firefighting units, including the "High Rollers" of the Nevada Air National Guard, have dropped more than 1 million gallons of fire retardant so far this fire season."It's very rewarding knowing you are helping so many people," said Tech. Sgt. Paul Teska, a MAFFS