July 1973 Volume 19 Number 7
In this issue:
- Operation Managua
More than 700 Army Soldiers interrupted their Christmas in 1972 to help the people of Nicaragua when a devastating earthquake struck their capital city. Among the equipment sent by the U.S. Army were four CH-47 Chinooks. Before they returned to the U.S. the helicopters had delivered in excess of 1,200,000 pounds of food, clothing, medical and other supplied to refugees.
It’s a game that’s played by young and old alike. It starts with a leap into the blue, or more probably gray or even obscured sky, because you “just must get home.” It can end with you becoming a statistic and not getting home at all.
Not infrequently some of today’s Army air crewmen wonder about the heritage of Army aviation. Many recall or express the esprit and tradition of other military flying services, resplendent with famous and flamboyant personages and replete with notable and magnificent events. What about Army aviation’s heritage? Does it have one?
- Summer Exercises
Hot weather means different things to different people, but to aviation units is usually means that, once again, it’s time for… SUMMER EXERCISES.
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