By Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Fort Bragg and Fayetteville will be saying goodbye to the Army’s Kiowa Warrior helicopters that have played a key scouting role for decades.

The Fayetteville Observer reported (https://bit.ly/1qQroT3) that the 30 helicopters stationed at Fort Bragg will fly during a training exercise on Friday.

The 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment’s helicopters will be heading from Fort Bragg to South Korea this summer. When that nine-month deployment is completed, the unit will switch to more modern Apache helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles.

The Fort Bragg based squadron is the last on duty in the United States. One other unit is in South Korea now.

The Kiowa helicopters have been used by the Army since 1969.



Some of the helicopters were armed in 1987 and were used in the Persian Gulf.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, https://www.fayobserver.com

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