Black Hawk helicopters landed on Chamberlain Field to transport senior ROTC cadets to Catoosa Training Site in Georgia for extended lab training.
“Given the limitations of available training time due to darkness and class schedules, air transportation gave us additional training time for the day,” said Major Ben Smith. “Secondarily, the use of aviation provides a measure of reward, incentive, and exciting training for our cadets. Proper loading and unloading, preparing a manifest, command and control and soldier accountability are all valuable skills cadets will learn simply by traveling via rotor wing assets. In addition, the use of aviation assets serves as a recruiting tool.”