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U.S. Army says Apache helicopters staying in Tupelo

The U.S. Army has announced Tupelo will remain the the home base for an Apache helicopter unit.

Posted: Jan 8, 2018 7:55 PM

WASHINGTON (WTVA) - The U.S. Army has announced Tupelo will remain the home base for an Apache helicopter unit.

Mississippi's congressional delegation issued a news release Monday saying that the AH-64 Apaches will stay with the Mississippi National Guard.

The helicopters are a part of the Alpha Company, 1-149th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion.

Officials say President Obama proposed in 2014 to get rid of the Apache helicopter unit as part of an Army restructuring.

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