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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 30, 2004
HOUSTON - Seven soldiers were killed yesterday when the Army Black Hawk helicopter ferrying them across central Texas crashed after striking a wire used to stabilize a television broadcast tower, military and law enforcement officials said. "The site is unbelievable," said McLennan County Justice of the Peace Raymond N. Britton, one of the first officials to reach the scene. "It just disintegrated. It looks like there is nothing left." There were no survivors. The Army had not released the soldiers' identities by last night.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2013
Sara Knutson Cullen was as comfortable in a dress and stiletto heels as she was smoking cigars and flying Black Hawk helicopters in Afghanistan - a driven and level-headed 27-year-old whose dreams stretched far beyond her roots in Carroll County, family and friends said Sunday. Cullen, a captain in the U.S. Army, died along with four other Army members in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan last Monday, the Department of Defense said. She is the first Marylander killed in Afghanistan this year.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 9, 2006
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A U.S. helicopter with 12 passengers and crew members crashed in northern Iraq, killing all on board, the military command said yesterday. In addition, five Marines were reported killed in action, bringing to as many as 28 the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq since Thursday. The crash of the UH-60 Black Hawk military chopper late Saturday was the deadliest in Iraq since a Chinook transport helicopter went down last January near the Jordanian border, killing 30 Marines and a sailor.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,Sun reporter | November 30, 2007
No, Baltimore is not being invaded by hostile forces. If downtown looks a little like a military encampment, rest assured that it's all for show. Piggybacking on tomorrow's 108th Army-Navy football game at M&T Bank Stadium, the two service branches have hauled in all manner of hardware -- including assault vehicles, Humvees, a Black Hawk helicopter, and a dozen ships and landing craft -- mostly as a lure for people who might consider signing up. ...
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By Mike Adams and Mike Adams,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 28, 2001
STRATFORD, Conn. - Ask a worker here at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. about the Black Hawk helicopter and you'll hear the words "durability," "survivability" and "crashability." They'll tell you it's as rugged as your dad's old pickup truck or an ornery tractor that takes a beating and never quits. The Black Hawk is the Army's main utility helicopter and the primary aircraft used by Special Operations units fighting Osama bin Laden and his Taliban supporters. About 1,500 Black Hawks have been made for the Army at this sprawling 2 million-square-foot plant, and they've played key roles in most major U.S. military actions since they were introduced in 1978 - from patrolling the Iron Curtain during the Cold War to the invasion of Grenada, the Persian Gulf war, and conflicts in Bosnia and Somalia.
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,SUN STAFF | November 11, 2003
Baltimore native Cornell W. Gilmore had been in Iraq only five days Friday morning when the Black Hawk helicopter he was flying in began taking enemy fire in the skies above Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit. Gilmore, 45, was headed for a landing at a nearby U.S. base as part of a brief mission as sergeant major for the Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps. Moments later, the chopper crashed onto an island in the Tigris River and burst into flames, killing Gilmore and the five other soldiers on board.
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By E.A. Torriero and E.A. Torriero,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | November 8, 2003
TIKRIT, Iraq - Six U.S. soldiers were killed as their Black Hawk helicopter crashed near the Tigris River here yesterday morning, apparently downed by ground fire. With two more deaths elsewhere, 32 Americans have been killed in Iraq over the past seven days, making it the deadliest week since the end of major hostilities. Several U.S. Army officers at the scene of the crash and a nearby base said it was likely that the Black Hawk was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade, making it the third U.S. helicopter destroyed by hostile fire in two weeks.
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By David Kelly and David Kelly,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 2, 2004
CENTRAL CITY, Colo. - A decade of feuding and lawsuits might have ended here last week as this struggling mountain town celebrated the coming of a highway that it fully expects will be a road to riches. Hundreds of residents, champagne glasses in hand, poured into the streets as the ribbon was cut on the four-lane, eight-mile Central City Parkway. They hope it will bring gamblers right to their doorstep, bypassing neighboring Black Hawk. "It's been so long, we're actually looking forward to congestion," Mayor Buddy Schmaltz said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 5, 2002
Rush-hour commuters were treated to an unusual display of aerial activity yesterday at Penn Station, where travelers reported seeing two roaring Black Hawk helicopters follow a high-speed Acela Express train. The aerial convoy was sighted about 4:30 p.m. and was part of a military exercise, said Amtrak spokesman Dan Stessel. He would not provide details about it but said Amtrak periodically conducts drills with law enforcement agencies. Maryland National Guard spokesman Maj. Charles Kohler, whose office is near Penn Station, said the helicopters were UH-60 Black Hawk aircraft.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | January 29, 1998
The Maryland Stadium Authority awarded a security contract to a Waldorf firm during its board meeting yesterday at Camden Yards.Black Hawk Security, owned by Joseph P. Jones, has worked with the minor-league Bowie Baysox for the past three seasons and also provided security for Jack Kent Cooke Stadium in Landover during its construction phase.Jones, 35, said Black Hawk would employ 34 officers to protect Camden Yards during the first phase of its operation at the complex, with each officer getting $11.56 per hour.
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By Borzou Daragahi and Borzou Daragahi,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 22, 2007
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- For the second time in two days, suspected Sunni Arab insurgents targeted civilians yesterday with a crude chemical weapon: a bomb attached to chlorine gas canisters that killed two people, sickened 25 and injured eight others. The attack was the third in a month involving a combination of explosive devices and chlorine. All three attacks seem to have been poorly executed - burning the chemical agent rather than dispersing it - but Iraqi and U.S. officials said they see a pattern emerging, an apparent effort by insurgents to bring a new level of fear and havoc to Iraq as a new security plan for Baghdad takes shape.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 9, 2006
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A U.S. helicopter with 12 passengers and crew members crashed in northern Iraq, killing all on board, the military command said yesterday. In addition, five Marines were reported killed in action, bringing to as many as 28 the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq since Thursday. The crash of the UH-60 Black Hawk military chopper late Saturday was the deadliest in Iraq since a Chinook transport helicopter went down last January near the Jordanian border, killing 30 Marines and a sailor.
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By David Kelly and David Kelly,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 2, 2004
CENTRAL CITY, Colo. - A decade of feuding and lawsuits might have ended here last week as this struggling mountain town celebrated the coming of a highway that it fully expects will be a road to riches. Hundreds of residents, champagne glasses in hand, poured into the streets as the ribbon was cut on the four-lane, eight-mile Central City Parkway. They hope it will bring gamblers right to their doorstep, bypassing neighboring Black Hawk. "It's been so long, we're actually looking forward to congestion," Mayor Buddy Schmaltz said.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 30, 2004
HOUSTON - Seven soldiers were killed yesterday when the Army Black Hawk helicopter ferrying them across central Texas crashed after striking a wire used to stabilize a television broadcast tower, military and law enforcement officials said. "The site is unbelievable," said McLennan County Justice of the Peace Raymond N. Britton, one of the first officials to reach the scene. "It just disintegrated. It looks like there is nothing left." There were no survivors. The Army had not released the soldiers' identities by last night.
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,SUN STAFF | November 11, 2003
Baltimore native Cornell W. Gilmore had been in Iraq only five days Friday morning when the Black Hawk helicopter he was flying in began taking enemy fire in the skies above Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit. Gilmore, 45, was headed for a landing at a nearby U.S. base as part of a brief mission as sergeant major for the Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps. Moments later, the chopper crashed onto an island in the Tigris River and burst into flames, killing Gilmore and the five other soldiers on board.
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By John Daniszewski and John Daniszewski,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 9, 2003
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Deputy U.S. Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage said during a visit here yesterday that U.S. officials have been sobered by a mounting toll of casualties in Iraq, but he insisted that America will press forward and take the fight to the enemy. Armitage's remarks came at the end of the bloodiest week for coalition forces since April. The day began with the deaths of two U.S. paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division who were killed in a land mine explosion just outside the restive city of Fallujah.
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By Knight-Ridder | October 31, 1990
WASHINGTON -- The Army fired, handcuffed and removed from office a veteran engineer for threatening to disclose that many troop-carrying helicopters primed for war in Saudi Arabia lack protection against Iraqi heat-seeking missiles.Calvin J. Weber, a 16-year Army civilian employee, was fired last week for seeking information about the vulnerabilities of Army helicopters now in Saudi Arabia and "intimating" he would make it public, the Army said Monday."Information regarding equipment vulnerabilities, especially during the pendency of Operation Desert Shield, is very sensitive, and its disclosure could be highly detrimental to the security of the United States," Col. Thomas E. Reinkober told Weber in a one-page memo ordering him to leave his office at the Army Aviation Systems Command in St. Louis.
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By E.A. Torriero and E.A. Torriero,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | November 8, 2003
TIKRIT, Iraq - Six U.S. soldiers were killed as their Black Hawk helicopter crashed near the Tigris River here yesterday morning, apparently downed by ground fire. With two more deaths elsewhere, 32 Americans have been killed in Iraq over the past seven days, making it the deadliest week since the end of major hostilities. Several U.S. Army officers at the scene of the crash and a nearby base said it was likely that the Black Hawk was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade, making it the third U.S. helicopter destroyed by hostile fire in two weeks.
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