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Alaska Army National Guard pilots get Red Card certification
June 11, 2021
A 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment CH-47 Chinook helicopter with a water bucket system attached flies during the unit's Red Card certification on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 9, 2021. The certification of Alaska Army National Guard pilots means proficiency in water bucket drops to assist with wildfire emergencies in the state.

Florida National Guard helps mitigate reservoir leak
April 5, 2021
A Florida National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter places pumps at the leaking Piney Point Reservoir in Manatee County in the Tampa Bay area April 4, 2021. Guard members placed two pumps at the pond to accelerate efforts to lower the water level enough to repair the leak.

Illinois Army National Guard to aid California firefighting
August 31, 2020
Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers with the 2-238 General Support Aviation Battalion complete the preflight checklist Aug. 29, 2020, before flying from the Army Aviation Support Facility, Peoria, Illinois, to California. The 2-238 is sending a six-person crew to help CAL FIRE with wildland firefighting operations.

NY aircrews take WVNG troops to new heights for jump training
July 20, 2020
Paratroopers from Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, conduct military free-fall exercise out of a New York National Guard Chinook helicopter. Pilots from Detachment 1, Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Regiment, supported this operation from Camp Dawson, West Virginia, July 11, 2020.