Flying a helicopter in combat a couple of hundred feet above a firefight, fully armed with rockets and a .50-cal machine gun, cleared hot and inbound to a target, provides an adrenaline rush few experience. But those of us who have belong to an exclusive team, one that will soon be a thing of the past. In February 2014, the U.S. Defense Department announced plans to disband the entire OH-58D Kiowa Warrior fleet. The Kiowa Warrior isn’t sexy. It isn’t like the glamorized Apache ...

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