Two dozen Army Apache attack helicopters arrived this weekend and will be stationed at Wheeler Army Airfield, the newspaper Stars and Stripes reported today.
The helicopters will replace Kiowa helicopters at the 25th Infantry Division.
The Apaches arrived over the weekend via container ship and unloaded at a commercial port near downtown. Maintenance crews spent Saturday preparing them for flight, and by Sunday morning the helicopters were lined up on a pier ready for a roughly 25-mile trip to Wheeler Army Airfield, the newspaper said.
The Apaches were transitioned from units in five states, grouped in California, then shipped from San Diego, said Maj. Jake Johnston, the 25th Infantry Division’s executive officer.
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It was about time for those choppers to be retired. Apache’s are the “in” thing. #Kaaihue4Congress #MrsHawaiiFilipina2016
24 flying war toys courtesy of the taxpayers and the insatiable politically connected military industrial complex.
These war toys, allow people like you to enjoy the freedom of opening your mouth with consequences.
rooters scooters…….did you mean to say “without consequences”?
I’m not a hardcore flag-waiver, but I welcome the Apaches here as part of the military that defends our nation’s interests. Not “toys” by any means.
so that’s what they were, saw them flying around the other day.