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March 28, 2010

Minnesota Wing Aircrews Pile Up Flying Hours In Flood Response

ARCHER System Gathering Hi-Resolution Aerial Images Of Flooded Areas

Aircrews from the Minnesota Wing of Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, have accumulated more than 100 hours of high-tech flying time in recent days, supporting disaster relief efforts in the Red River Valley.

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Russian Bombers Enter British Airspace ... Again

UK Says It Is The 20th Such Incident In 15 Months

Two Russian bombers reportedly were intercepted by RAF jets off the west coast of Scotland March 10th, the 20th time the RAF says it has scrambled jets to check out Russian aircraft in British airspace.

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Army Aviator Ends 43-Year Career

Retiring With 21,000 Flying Hours Under His Rotary Wings

When Chief Warrant Officer Herb Dargue joined the Army as a helicopter pilot, the Beatles' "Penny Lane" topped the charts and the UH-1C Huey was the hottest "chopper" flying. Forty-three years and 21,000 flying hours later, Dargue made his last flight as a military aviator Friday.

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