Pic of the Day – Navy Helicopter Firefighting

NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY POINT MUGU, CA (May 3, 2013) Three flight crews from the San Diego-based “Merlins” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3 and the “Blackjacks” of HSC 21 provide firefighting support in response to wildfires at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Point Mugu. The team dropped roughly 20,000 gallons of water using 360-gallon capacity precision helicopter firefighting Bambi buckets to help save vital areas of NBVC including portions of base housing. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Fahey/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy Website.]

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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