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Marines at Robins get a new helicopter

Jun. 12, 2014 - 08:11AM   |  
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ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, GA. — The Marine helicopter squadron at Robins Air Force Base has a new chopper for the first time in about two decades.

The Telegraph newspaper in Macon reports Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron HMLA-773 got a UH-1Y Super Huey Wednesday.

The helicopter was flown from the factory in Texas, by a Robins-based pilot and another pilot specifically assigned to fly helicopters from the factory.

Capt. Jared Housand, the Red Dog pilot who helped fly it in from Texas, says this helicopter is a big upgrade over older models. He said it has greater lift, better engines, a better rotor system and is better for providing close air support.

The unit is expected to get another new helicopter in July, a third in August and a fourth in the coming years.

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