FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - An aviation unit stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., is training for a different type of combat - doing battle with wildfires across the United States.
Parts of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade have been working with a device known as a "Bambi Bucket" to learn to scoop water from a source such as a lake and deliver it on target to help establish fire breaks.
On Friday, CH-47 Chinook crews and Army air traffic controllers of 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, were out at Lake Kyle on Fort Campbell in over 100 degree heat to conduct training.
Fort Campbell spokeswoman Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Carl told The Leaf Chronicle that units have been watching developments in Colorado closely, prepared to deploy if needed.
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