Instead of battling enemies with machine guns in a firefight, military veterans and California National Guard reservists were taught how to combat wildfires on Thursday at the old Sacramento Army Depot. Above, Tyron Demesa, a member of the Army National Guard, learns how to deploy a fire hose. At left, trainees carry fire hoses on their backs while watching and participating in the exercise.
Instead of battling enemies with machine guns in a firefight, military veterans and California National Guard reservists were taught how to combat wildfires on Thursday at the old Sacramento Army Depot. Above, Tyron Demesa, a member of the Army National Guard, learns how to deploy a fire hose. At left, trainees carry fire hoses on their backs while watching and participating in the exercise. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
Instead of battling enemies with machine guns in a firefight, military veterans and California National Guard reservists were taught how to combat wildfires on Thursday at the old Sacramento Army Depot. Above, Tyron Demesa, a member of the Army National Guard, learns how to deploy a fire hose. At left, trainees carry fire hoses on their backs while watching and participating in the exercise. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com

This time, the enemy is wildfire

January 14, 2016 9:04 PM

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