LEBANON COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — You may hear and see a lot of activity at Fort Indiantown Gap this week.
Demolition training for the National Guard will last three days starting on Saturday. Those sounds can be heard outside Lebanon County.
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Tuesday, the fort conducted water bucket training. Helicopter crews took water out of Memorial Lake and dumped it in a nearby field as practice for fighting fires.
“In order to put out an actual forest fire, it’s pretty dangerous, so we want to make sure guys are familiar with how the basic operation of it is conducted, and if they are familiar with the basics of it, they are ready when there’s an actual fire that needs to be serviced,” said Lt. Col. Greg Gobel.
The water bucket training is required once per year.