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18-018 Kansas Army National Guard helicopters tasked for fire support mission in Greenwood County

March 7, 2018 | By slarson

Two Kansas Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopters and eight soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation, Topeka, are en route to Greenwood County in Southeast Kansas for a fire suppression mission near the town of Hamilton. The soldiers will use 660-gallon Bambi buckets to drop water on fires in areas inaccessible to ground crews working on the blaze.