Wednesday, September 30, 2009

National Guard to bid farewell to UH-1

GULFPORT, Miss. – A workhorse of the military will be given a ceremonial goodbye during an event at the Army National Guard’s Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot in Gulfport Saturday. The 9 a.m. event commemorates the UH-1 Iroquois "Huey," which retires from the Army inventory this month. The event will also pay tribute to the pilots and crew chiefs from Mississippi who flew the UH-1 during its tenure with the Army National Guard. The ceremony, at the South end of the AVCRAD hangar, will include two UH-1s on static display and a “fly-in” of a Huey. The AVCRAD is at the Trent Lott National Guard Training Center on the east side of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. It does repair work on helicopters from a nine-state region, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S.V.I. (Source: Tcp, 09/30/09)