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September 09, 2011
Oregon Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopters assist first responders at Dollar Lake fire
 
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Three Soldiers with C/7-185, Aviation Oregon Army National Guard prepare a Bambi bucket for use in support of local fire fighting efforts in the Parkdale area, Sept. 9, 2011. Three Oregon Army National Guard UH-60 helicopters, one of which is a UH-60 Firehawk model, have been brought in to assist local responders in containing the Dollar Lake fire.  Photo by Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs. 
 
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Devin Wikenhagen, a Chief warrant officer two and pilot with C/7-158 Aviation, Oregon Army National Guard, goes through a pre-flight checklist before taking off to assist local responders in controlling the Dollar Lake fire in the Parkdale area, Sept. 9, 2011. Three Oregon Army National Guard UH-60 helicopters, one of which is a UH-60 Firehawk model, have been brought in to assist local responders. Photo by Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.
 
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An Oregon Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, flown by Capt. Nathan Edgecomb and Chief Warrant Officer-2 Devin Wikenhagen, pilots with C/7-158 Aviation, Oregon Army National Guard, pulls its water bucket out of a lake near Mount Hood, Sept. 9. Three Oregon Army National Guard UH-60 helicopters, one of which is a UH-60 Firehawk, have been brought in to assist local responders in containing the Dollar Lake fire.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jason Van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).
 
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Oregon Army National Guard Capt. Nathan Edgecomb, a pilot with C/7-158 Aviation, Oregon Army National Guard, surveys a towering pillar of smoke from the Dollar Lake fire, Sept. 9. Three Oregon Army National Guard UH-60 helicopters, one of which is a UH-60 Firehawk, have been brought in to assist local responders in containing the Dollar Lake fire.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jason Van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).
 
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A portion of the ridgeline north of Mt. Hood is engulfed in the flames of the Dollar Lake fire, as seen from the window of an Oregon Army National Guard UH-60 Helicopter, Sept. 9, 2011. Three Oregon Army National Guard UH-60 helicopters, one of which is a UH-60 Firehawk, have been brought in to assist local responders in containing the Dollar Lake fire. Photo by Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.
 
 
For more information on the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter see:
http://www.army.mil/factfiles/equipment/aircraft/blackhawk.html
 
 
Contact Info: Captain Stephen Bomar
Public Affairs Officer
Oregon Military Department
503-584-3885