Wyoming Army National Guard activated to assist with California wildfires
September 17, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Wyoming Army National Guard's G Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment was activated by Gov. Mark Gordon yesterday to provide support for firefighting efforts in California.
One UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and four crew members left today and will be operating from Mather Airport near Sacramento. The helicopter and crew are expected to be in the area until Sept. 25 unless extended by request.
The Black Hawk is equipped with a collapsible Bambi Bucket, a fire suppression system, which holds approximately 660 gallons of water. They will be used to drop water on...