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Saturday, May 02, 2015

New birds in town: Marine unit adds three helicopters to its fleet

AH-1W Super CobraThe number of helicopters flying in and out of Robins Air Force Base is increasing.

The Marine Aircraft Group at Robins will add three more to its fleet of UH-1Y Huey and AH-1W Super Cobras for a total of seven helicopters.

With the additional aircraft, the Marines will be able to perform more of the mandatory flight times for the active duty and reserve pilots who come to Robins to be trained, said Lt. Col. Philip Eilertson, Marine Aircraft Group 49 Detachment A commanding officer.

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