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Mud Lick Fire

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Salmon-Challis National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1206 S. Challis Street
Salmon, ID 83467

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Great Onyx Camp Crew

Mud Lick Fire Wildfire
News – 8/13/2021


By Jesse Casterson

It isn’t every day that Salmon, ID gets visitors from Kentucky, but when the Mud Lick Fire started in mid-July, the Great Onyx Camp Crew headed that way. Comprised of eight students (Davion Daniel, Garvens Dossous, Keantoniy Wilson, Damian King, Angelus Molina, Jaquil Gordon, Jaylynn Anderson, and Noah Carpenter) and two staff members (Marilyn Johnston and Jack Weeks), the Great Onyx camp crew has a lot of first’s they are knocking off on this assignment.

Jaylynn flew on an airplane for the first time, Noah worked his first 16-hour shift, and for all of them, it’s the first time they’ve been on a camp crew. Despite all that, they’re taking their job seriously; in a year where Camp Crews are in high demand, and resources are short, the Great Onyx Camp crew is doing everything from managing and upkeeping the facility, documenting all incoming personnel and COVID temp checks, to serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and coffee (until it runs out). They’re moving from dawn to dusk to support the needs of the team.

The Receiving and Distribution Manager (RCDM) Josh doesn’t know what they would do without this crew; “They are a delight to be around, and definitely a God-send. This crew provides a little southern-hospitality to the camp, that’s very well received and welcomed.”  Josh, a Marine Corps veteran, has never worked or heard about Job Corps until now, but after working with the Great Onyx camp crew, he says he is looking forward to learning more about the program and working with them in the future.