VIDEO SERIES
870th Military Police Company activates for Dixie Fire

Soldiers support local agencies as wildfire ravages town of Greenville

Wildfire damage.

Videos & text by David Loeffler
California National Guard Public Affairs

Aug. 13, 2021

GREENVILLE, Calif. – The Dixie Fire ripped through the Northern California city of Greenville leaving almost nothing but devastation.

Soldiers from the California Army National Guard's 870th Military Police Company, working under the banner of Task Force 340, are providing security to help protect and serve the tattered community.


EPISODE 1
The Mission

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matthew Chow, a platoon leader in the company, describes his Soldiers' mission on the Dixie Fire.

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matthew Chow describes the mission.

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matthew Chow describes the mission.

EPISODE 2
The Advance Party

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Justin Branscomb talks about supporting law enforcement agencies in Greenville.

1st Lt. Justin Branscomb shares his experience supporting local law enforcement in the Greenville area.

1st Lt. Justin Branscomb shares his experience supporting local law enforcement in the Greenville area.

EPISODE 3
The Soldiers

Spc. Nallely Garcia, Pfc. Aubrianna Keeler and Pfc. Elena De La Rosa describe how they keep the mission going.

Spc. Nallely Garcia, Pfc. Aubrianna Keeler and Pfc. Elena De La Rosa describe how they keep the mission going.

Spc. Nallely Garcia, Pfc. Aubrianna Keeler and Pfc. Elena De La Rosa describe how they keep the mission going.

EPISODE 4
The Survivor

Pfc. Secily Chapman, who lost her home during the deadly 2018 Camp Fire, describes the empathy she feels for the people of Greenville.

Pfc. Secily Chapman, a Camp Fire survivor, describes her role on the mission.

Pfc. Secily Chapman, a Camp Fire survivor, describes her role on the mission.