10 Jul '17, 11pm

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MEDICINE BOW NATIONAL FOREST, Wyo. -- As wildfires burned Friday in Colorado and Wyoming, National Guard troops and helicopters joined the battle to assist civilian fire crews. In Wyoming, Gov. Matt Mead authorized two Wyoming Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews to begin aerial firefighting measures Thursday on the Keystone Fire. The Keystone Fire, located in the Medicine Bow National Forest south of Rob Roy Reservoir, was last recorded at 1,300 acres. Crews are on orders for six days, but orders can be modified based on the needs of the incident commander, the Wyoming National Guard said in a news release. "The Wyoming National Guard is committed to helping our local officials and assisting in fire mitigation to preserve our communities and resources," said Col. Greg Phipps, Wyoming National Guard director of joint operations. The last time Wyoming Army ...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/190501/

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