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A Black Hawk helicopter can be seen through the windshield as it flies back to the Reno-Stead Airport after the pilots practiced their water drops for wildfire season.

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Nevada Army National Guard prepares for wildfire season

RENO — With wildfire season in full effect, it’s important for the Army National Guard pilots to be prepared to help combat fires that may break out across Nevada and California. In order to prepare, the Army National Guard had training to practice its water bucket drop Wednesday in Reno. It traveled from the Reno-Stead Airport south to the Stampede Reservoir near Truckee, Calif.

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