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Friday, June 18, 2010 - 10:15am

Marines Land At Robins AFB

Updated: 4 years ago.
A UH-1N Huey and an AH-1W Cobra hover taxi onto Robins Flight Line (U.S. Air Force photo by Sue Sapp)

Robins Air Force Base welcomed a group of Marines from Atlanta, and they’re bringing helicopters with them.

The Two helicopters flew in from Atlanta. They’ll be making their home along with 120 active duty soldiers and their families in Middle Georgia. More aircraft arrive next week.

The squadron is coming from Dobbins Air Force Base which is closing as a result of BRAC. Lt. Colonel Thomas Nemeth with the Marine Light Attack Squadron 773 says people living in the area can expect to hear the combat helicopters.

“I would expect 2 to 4 sorties a day, during the day and then what we’ll really be looking at is the weather conditions and also the illumination conditions for when we fly at night.”

Nemeth says night training is conducted away from the base in places that mirror combat zones. The squadron includes 200 reservists who train around once a month.

The Marines have been at Dobbins since the 1970's.