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Booms and bams to south? Helicopter training

Published: October 18, 2013, 3:09 pm, by Tom Roeder

apacheA battalion of Army helicopters will blast away on a Fort Carson training range starting Monday.
The post said AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from Fort Carson’s 1st battalion of the 25th Aviation Regiment will hone gunnery skills from Oct. 21 to Halloween.

The Apache is essentially a flying tank that can take out targets with a chain gun on its nose, free-flight rockets and Hellfire missiles. Fort Carson has a training range that allows helicopter crews to use every weapon in their arsenal while flying in high-altitude conditions that mimic Afghanistan.

But it can get loud and dusty, the post warned.

“Noise complaints should be directed to the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office at (719) 526-5996,” the post said in a news release.