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February 5, 2024

Twenty Alaska Army National Guardsmen will deploy early next year to the U.S.-Mexico border to provide aviation services to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, following a federal government memorandum, Stars and Stripes reported….

Maxwell Air Fore Base, Alabama launched its first active duty flight training unit since World War II. It’s preparing for the arrival of the new MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopter later this year. “The unit, Detachment 3 of the New Mexico-based 58th Operations Group, activated Wednesday to help Maxwell’s 908th Airlift Wing train the Grey Wolf pilots who will eventually staff operational helicopter units,” Military Times reported. “The detachment will also manage educational materials for the helicopter on behalf of Air Education and Training Command, the Air Force said.”

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February 5, 2024

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