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Aug. 14, 2018

Thousands of Guardsmen Battle Western U.S. Wildfires

Air and Army National Guardsmen from across the United States have deployed to California and are providing medical aid, transportation, engineer equipment and evacuation assistance to the citizens impacted by the ongoing wildfires.

Aug. 9, 2018

Colorado Air Force Reservists Support Firefighting Efforts in Western U.S.

Air Force reservists and a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 302nd Airlift Wing deployed to help combat wildfires in California.

Aug. 7, 2018

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Become Mainstay of Wildland Firefighting

The MQ-9 Reaper drone has developed into a key asset in California’s fight against wildfires, including the Carr and Mendocino Complex Fires, which are currently burning in Northern California.

July 16, 2018

California Guard Engineers Build Temporary Bridge for Firefighting Effort

Just as it did three years ago, the California Army National Guard's 132nd Multirole Bridge Company built a temporary bridge to facilitate state firefighting efforts.

Jan. 11, 2018

Air National Guard Supports California Mudslide Rescue Efforts

California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing are providing search and rescue support in Southern California for those affected by recent mudslides.

Dec. 12, 2017

California Guard Aids Police in Helping Families Affected by Wildfires

Calm cloaked their anguish as California residents whose homes in Ventura were ravaged by the Thomas Fire lined up to wait for the chance to see their home, perhaps grab a few items, or even just to know what, if anything, was left.

Oct. 18, 2017

Guardsmen Provide Communication Support to Wildfire Evacuees

Airmen from the California National Guard continue to provide cellphone and internet support to people who fled their homes last week as wildfires raged through California's wine country.

Sept. 7, 2017

California Guard Heads Out to Fight Fires, Assist With Hurricane Irma

California National Guard soldiers are heading out to the Salmon-August Complex Fire near Etna, the Mission Fire near Oakhurst and others are preparing to head to Florida to assist authorities in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.

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