22 April 2010

Press Release- High-Altitude Flight Training Begins in Whiteface Mountain Area

Fort Drum, NY – The 10th Mountain Division Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), 10th Mountain Division is now operating with a special maneuver license for training helicopter pilots at Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondack Mountains. This high-altitude mountainous training is preparation for the brigade’s planned deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) in the fall of 2010.

Whiteface Mountain provides the best and only suitable terrain and altitude to accomplish this training task in New York State. The features of Whiteface provide critical realistic high-altitude helicopter missions the CAB needs to safely conduct flight operations in Afghanistan.

A media opportunity to see a Whiteface Mountain based high-altitude training mission first hand is scheduled for April 23. Media interested in covering this event needs to be at the Media Operations Center on RT 26 not later than 8:30am on April 23.

Due to limited space, all interested media must RSVP no later than 3:30pm Thursday April 22. For more information contact Kae Young, Public Affairs @ 315-772-5463 or kae.young@us.army.mil.

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