Chinooks take quick break at UOX on way home to New York

Published 11:29 am Friday, August 25, 2023

Two United States Army Chinook helicopters made a stop here in Oxford Thursday at the University-Oxford Airport (UOX).  The U.S. Army crew had recently completed a training assignment in Louisiana and were on their way back home to New York.  They stopped at the UOX to catch a quick break and to perform aircraft inspections before continuing on their journey home.

“It was great visiting with the crew and we were especially proud to be able to provide a quick stopping point to our armed forces,” said Coleman Grimmett, senior director for business operations at the University of Mississippi.

“It’s not every day that you get to climb aboard a Chinook helicopter, so this was a special day for our airport team!”

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