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Updated Mar 19, 2013 - 10:32 am

6 Marine helicopters to train at Tucson base

TUCSON, Ariz. — A half-dozen large Marine Corps helicopters will be flying
in and out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson through next Wednesday.

The Tucson base is hosting six CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters from Marine
Heavylift Helicopter Squadron 465 out of the Marine Corps Air Station at
Miramar, Calif.

Pilots will be conducting desert mountainous terrain training in southern
Arizona.

Davis-Monthan officials said the training will help the pilots prepare for
missions overseas.

The Super Stallion is the largest helicopter in the U.S. military.

Authorities said the helicopters can fly 16 tons of cargo 50 miles and back and
can lift a 26,000-pound light armored vehicle.

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