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Military helicopters touch down at Richmond County Airport during training mission

Charlie Melvin - Richmond Observer

ROCKINGHAM —The U.S. military is once again using the Richmond County Airport for training exercises.

On Tuesday afternoon, a small crowd gathered at the airport to watch two Black Hawk helicopters touch down and take off as part of a wide-ranging rescue mission, according to Airport Manager Jason Gainey.

Gainey, who was out of town, said the mission started on the coast and worked its way to Richmond County around 5 p.m. before moving to a gravel pit in neighboring Anson County.

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The airport is often used by the military for training.

In October 2019 and March 2020, the airport was the site of air traffic control training by the Army.

 

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