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New York Army Guard helicopter crews hone water bucket firefighting skills

By Staff Writer | June 1, 2017

ROUND LAKE, N.Y., -- Six New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation, conducted UH-60 helicopter water bucket training here on Wednesday, May 31. The 560-gallon buckets are hung underneath the helicopter, filled with water by dipping them in a lake or stream, and then discharged over a forest or wild fire.

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