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Military crews train to fight wildfires

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - As the weather heats up, Camp Pendleton is preparing its crews for wildfire season.

Firefighting units from the base joined with Cal Fire and the San Diego Sheriff's Department Thursday for an aerial firefighting exercise.

Navy helicopter crews practiced making water drops and communicating with fire crews on the ground.

The training for the pilots is year round, but it takes on an added urgency during the hot spring and summer months.

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