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Monday, January 19, 2009

West Point Receives New Helicopters

After over 30 years of service, West Point’s two Bell UH-1H Iroquois helicopters have been replaced with a pair of Eurocopter UH-72A Lakotas, the Army’s new light utility helicopter. The official ceremony took place at the Army's top training institution on Jan. 16. Like their predecessors, the UH-72s will be used for VIP transports, helicopter familiarization for cadets, and support for the cadet parachute team. Their first official air mission was to transport West Point’s superintendent, Lt. Gen. Franklin Hagenbeck, from the Pentagon back to the academy. For related news

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