Army National Guard conducts training exercise on Mohawk River

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(NEWS10) — The Army National Guard was on the Mohawk River Thursday training how to retrieve water while in Black Hawk helicopters.

Crews practiced picking up water from the river — more than 600 gallons at a time. They then practiced dumping the water on what would be a “simulated fire.”

The tactic was last used in 2018 for a forest fire that took three days to put out.

Training will continue on Friday.

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