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Taken Questions
Office of the Spokesman
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October 23, 2003
Question Taken at October 23, 2003 Daily Press Briefing

Addition of Helicopters to Colombia Spray Missions (Taken Question)

2003/1080

Question: When did we add one additional helicopter to each squadron to support spray plane missions in Colombia?

Answer: Additional Helicopters were added to each squadron to support spray plane missions in March 2003. The decision was made to increase security since the number of ground fire hits to our planes in January and February of 2003 had surpassed 2002 annual numbers.


Released on October 23, 2003

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