Fairchild stages Washington National Guard Blackhawks to fight wildfires

U.S. Army CWC Tim Thrope, 96th Aviation Troop Command co-pilot assigned to JBLM, stows his aviation helmet at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Aug. 1, 2018. Two Washington National Guard Blackhawks were staged at Fairchild to fight the wildfire dubbed “The Sheep Creek Fire.” Washington National Guard efforts are currently focused on keeping the fire south of Sheep Creek, located north of Colville National Forest near the United States-Canadian border. Five 20-member local fire-fighting hand crews are already deployed fighting the fire, very soon to be aided by the WNG and its citizen soldiers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine)

PHOTO BY: Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine
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