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Hawaii National Guard Makes Aviation History by Being First Guard Unit to Receive CH-47 Foxtrot Helicopter

B-roll of the Hawaii National Guard making aviation history by being the first Guard unit to receive the CH-47 Foxtrot Helicopter.

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The CH-47-D’s increased technical capacities, horse power, and top speed will add the Hawaii National Guard’s capability complete its state and federal mission.

A few weeks short of the 50th anniversary of the Chinooks’ maiden flight, the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and the Hawai’i Army National Guard (HIARNG) held a CH-47F “Chinook” Unit Equipping Ceremony inside the Pacific Aviation Museum, Sept. 8th.

More than 400 Soldiers and guests filled the Pacific Aviation Museum’s historic “Hangar 79,” along with its collection of original, historic aircraft.

“I can’t think of a better backdrop to unveil the ‘newest’ airframe in our 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and Hawai’i Army National Guard inventory — the CH-47F,” said Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, U.S. Army Pacific Commander (USARPAC). “I’ve got to tell you that our Army and our industry partners certainly got it right with this aircraft.”

More Here: 25 CAB and HNG Introduce CH-47F Chinook Helicopters to their fleet