19 august 2019

Army is looking for a helicopter training deal in BLM's high country

stripes.com

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Tribune News Service) — The Army is seeking to make a 10-year-old crash program permanent to prepare Fort Carson chopper pilots for combat in Afghanistan by training in high terrain owned by the Bureau of Land Management. Since its interim approval in 2010, the program has used mountain landing sites in El Paso, Park, Teller and Fremont counties to train helicopter crews before they head overseas. But Army efforts to get permanent approval for such use of federal lands [...]