Flight crews from the 1-169th Air Ambulance company conduct Water Bucket training
Photo courtesy of the 642nd ASB.

FORT DRUM, N.Y. â€' The New York Army National Guard's 642d Aviation Support Battalion’s Company F, 1-169th Air Ambulance conduct Water Bucket training here July 17. Flight crews from the 1-169th flew from Wheeler Sack Airfield to Indian Lake in the Adirondacks to qualify in water bucket operations. With empty water buckets in tow, the flight crews flew filled them with 440 gallons of water and transported them prearranged drop site. In the event of a state or national emergency the unit is trained and qualified to respond and execute water bucket operations.

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