Representing the Division during the 2019 Best Ranger Competition.
Chinook Does Bambi Bucket Fire Drop
Video by Staff Sgt. Joseph Labutka Colorado National Guard Colorado National Guard CH-47 Chinook Helicopter from the 2-135th Aviation Regiment supporting firefighting operations and aerial firefighting at the West Fork Complex Fire. Video includes water drops from a "Bambi Bucket" over threatened forest areas, the helicopter crew and engineers rigging the bucket, the CH-47 Chinook "dipping" or drawing water from a local reservoir, aerial shots of the West Fork Complex area, and a soundbite from pilot CW3 Andrew Bellotti.