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By Staff Writer | April 14, 2009

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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is scheduled to visit the Army’s Fort Rucker helicopter training facility in Alabama. The Army’s Public Information Office says Gates will tour the training and maintenance facilities during his April 14 visit, as well as speak with soldiers stationed at the service’s world-renowned rotorcraft flight school. Gates’ is expected to be greeted with a warm welcome in light of his stated intention to pump $500 million into Army helicopter operations, including money for the recruitment and training of new pilots. For related news 

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