The National Guard is playing a very active part in Fighting the High Park Fire West of Fort Collins. There are 3 Blackhawk Helicopters from the Army National Guard. The Guard is helping to fight the fire on the ground as well with hundreds of guardsmen and women.  The National Guard is also a very vital part of the security team to prevent looting from the homes that have been affected by the fire.

Since the National Guard is on the front lines they have been able to capture some amazing pictures. They told me this morning by phone that I had permission to share those photos with you.

When I see these guys and gals in action, it makes me proud to be an American.  Thank you to everyon battling the High Park Fire and a special thank you to the Colorado National Guard, The Kansas National Guard, and The Nebraska National Guard for sharing a little bit of their experience in these photographs.

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