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Marines take to skies over Pikes Peak region

 

Last updated 11/16/2021 at 4:23pm

Lance Cpl. Elias E. Pimentel III

A UH-1Y Venom helicopter and AH-1Z Viper helicopter assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 269 fly over Fort Carson on Nov. 10. Marines with HMLA-269 trained in a cold-weather, high-altitude environment to increase proficiency in expeditionary advanced basing operations (EABO). HMLA-269 is a subordinate unit of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, the aviation combat element of II Marine Expeditionary Force.

There has been a flurry of activity in local skies recently, as U.S. Marines have been busy conducting special training in air space over the Fountain Valley and surrounding military bases.

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