"During 2007 and 2008 USNORTHCOM [United States Northern Command] responded to requests for assistance to fight wildfires in the state of California. While the command can expect requests for wildland firefighting support from across the United States climatic conditions, residential expansion, and the challenges of terrain resulted in the necessity of Department of Defense support going to California. This study is an expanded chronology of the daily requests, responses, and actions made and taken during that time. It is intended as a means to orient new members of the command to the unique demands and requirements of USNORTHCOM's mission and to refresh the memories of those who were present. This is not intended as an after action review, nor a lessons learned product, or a best practices listing. Those have been done by others and several are cited in the footnotes."