Attack Helicopter Unit Moving To Fort Carson

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) -- An Army helicopter battalion with about 500 soldiers will move from its base in Korea to Fort Carson in March, replacing another helicopter unit leaving for Kansas.

The Army said Monday the 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment will bring 24 attack helicopters to the post outside Colorado Springs. The unit will train at Fort Carson before heading to Iraq in the fall of 2009.

The battalion, known as the "Gunfighters," flies AH-64 Longbow helicopters.

The 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment now at Fort Carson will move to Fort Riley, Kan. The unit is starting to return to Fort Carson from a 14-month deployment in Iraq.

The squadron flies OH-58 Kiowa helicopters used for observation and light attack.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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