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Washington National Guard, Thailand Conduct Wildland Firefighting Exchange
March 15, 2023
Members of the Washington National Guard, 176th Engineer Company, and the Royal Thai Army share wildland firefighting best practices Feb. 25, 2023, in Chiang Mai, Kingdom of Thailand. The exchange marked just the second time in their more than 20-year relationship under the State Partnership Program that Guard members and their Thai counterparts conducted a wildland firefighting exchange.

Washington National Guard prepares for wildfire season
June 30, 2021
Washington National Guard Pfc. Xavier Cha, 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, practices with a flare during wildfire training with the Washington Department of Natural Resources June 24, 2021, in Rainier, Wash. About 250 Washington National Guard members received firefighter training this spring in preparation for wildfire season.

Oregon Guardsmen complete training for wildland fire season
June 28, 2021
Oregon National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen use hand tools during initial “Red Card” certification training at Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Ore., June 24, 2021. The state’s wildfire suppression efforts include training more than 110 Oregon National Guardsmen as wildland firefighters June 21-25.

NYNG, Forest Rangers train for helicopter firefighting
May 11, 2021
New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jake Pratt, a UH-60 Black Hawk crew chief assigned to the 2rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation, and a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation forest ranger prepare to deploy water during helicopter firefighting training over the Mohawk River in Colonie, New York, May 6, 2021. Aircrews based at the Albany International Airport in Latham, New York, trained with aviators from the Connecticut Army National Guard and forest rangers in preparation for the summer wildfire season.

Oregon National Guard members train to battle wildland fires
July 22, 2020
Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen from the Oregon National Guard stamp out flames during a wildland firefighter training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem, Ore. July 13-17.

Washington Guard trains for wildfire season amid COVID-19
June 17, 2020
Washington National Guard Pfc. Daria Aleshina digs a fire line during wildfire training on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., June 13, 2020.