News: Helicopter training scheduled near borough of Lykens
Story by Staff Sgt. Matthew Jones
LYKENS, Pa. - The Pennsylvania National Guard is scheduled to conduct helicopter training over the borough of Lykens, Dauphin County, on Wednesday, July 16, through Sunday, July 20.
Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers and airmen are scheduled to conduct helicopter training over the borough of Lykens, Dauphin County, on Wednesday, July 16, through Sunday, July 20.
The helicopter training will be based out of Fort Indiantown Gap, Lebanon County, and extend north of the installation over the borough of Lykens in an approved flight training area. Additionally, uniformed military personnel will be on the ground coordinating and supporting the exercise.
Fort Indiantown Gap is the only live-fire, maneuver military training facility in Pennsylvania. It serves as headquarters to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and Pennsylvania National Guard, offers more than 17,000 acres and 140 training areas and facilities for year-round training. It balances one of the region’s most ecologically diverse areas with a military mission that annually supports 19,000 Pennsylvania National Guard personnel and more than 130,000 other states’ Guard, military, law enforcement, and civilian personnel each year.
To learn more about Fort Indiantown Gap, visit us online at www.ftig.ng.mil or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ftindiantowngap.
Call the installation’s community information line at 717-861-2007 to hear a recorded message with information about community activities and training events. Concerned residents may also contact the installation public affairs office at 717-861-8352.