These Black Hawk helicopters are traveling from Fort Bliss near El Paso Texas to Fort Drum in upstate New York. Routine maneuvers is what we determined quickly, like getting gas! Or taking a potty break.
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A message from Shannon Becker of Joplin News First… I was able to chat for about 10 minutes to a soldier. He filled me in on the bevy of Black Hawks in Joplin. He said they had been in Louisiana yesterday. But had left earlier this morning from El Paso at Fort Bliss.
“We are in Missouri? Man it’s cold,” he said.
There are 13 Black Hawks in this immediate group. He said they travel in small groups. This is just a bathroom and gas break. They will be back in the air quickly and to St Louis where they will spend the night.
Then the final leg of the trip takes them home where these Black Hawks are stationed, Fort Drum, New York. Which is just south of the Canadian border.
WHAT IS A UH-60 BLACK HAWK HELICOPTER [WIKI]
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