The National Guard drove a total of 50, 575 miles and staffed the traffic control points in 12 hour shifts for 24 hours per day, totaling 20,664 man hours. An additional 4,920 hours of work was accomplished by the Joint Task Force in Boise.
“Without the assistance of the Idaho National Guard, ensuring Public Safety would have proved difficult. It would have been challenging to find enough qualified fire personnel to staff the Traffic Control Points”, stated Guzman.
The Salmon-Challis National Forest closed out with the Idaho National Guard on October 3, 2012. Forest Supervisor, Frank Guzman provided Certificates of Appreciation and Salmon-Challis National Forest belt buckles to the National Guard Troops that assisted with the Mustang Complex. The Idaho National Guard in turn presented the Forest with a signed photo of North Fork, Idaho taken in 2011.