Boeing Chinook News from Kentucky



          Spooling Up



             The Army's 101st Airborne Division received additional orders on Thursday, 6 February 2003, to deploy more forces overseas. The legendary division along with its 270 helicopters, including many Chinooks will "support possible future operations in the global war on terrorism," according to a statement released by the public affairs office at Fort Campbell, where the division is based.

             Britain also moved its war preparation plans into high gear on Thursday, deploying Royal Air Force (RAF) jets with a range of missile and bomb capabilities and extra troops to the Gulf ahead of a possible strike on Iraq. The warplanes include Hercules transport aircraft, Tornados and Harrier jets. Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon said the RAF would also deploy 27 Puma and Chinook helicopters and about 1,100 personnel.



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