Armed Forces Day celebration scheduled for May 21 at TROY Dothan Campus

The day-long event features helicopter rides, vendors, games, prize giveaways and more.

The day-long event features helicopter rides, vendors, games, prize giveaways and more.

For the second straight year, Troy University in partnership with Friends of Army Aviation will host an Armed Forces Day celebration on Saturday, May 21 at TROY’s Dothan Campus.

The featured attraction is the FOAA’s Ride program, which gives participants the opportunity to fly in a historic UH-1H Huey helicopter.

The day-long event opens at…

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Retired Army Col. Billy Jackson in his restored Willis Army Jeep. (submitted)

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Armed Forces Day shows TROY’s appreciation for military

Hundreds of spectators took rides on a historic UH-H1 Huey, including Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr.

Hundreds of spectators took rides on a historic UH-H1 Huey, including Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr.

For some, it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For others, it was a reminder of a war fought long ago and the memories that came with it.

Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, was among the hundreds who took a ride in a historic UH-H1 Huey helicopter Saturday during the Friends of Army Aviation’s…

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Friends of Army Aviation presenting Armed Forces Day celebration at TROY Dothan Campus

The May 15 event will feature rides for the public in a historic UH-1 Huey helicopter, along with several other attractions.

The May 15 event will feature rides for the public in a historic UH-1 Huey helicopter, along with several other attractions.

Friends of Army Aviation, a Wiregrass nonprofit dedicated to preserving the legacy of U.S. Army Aviation, is joining forces with Troy University for an Armed Forces Day celebration Saturday, May 15 at TROY’s Dothan Campus.

The celebration’s featured attraction is the FOAA’s Ride program, which will give customers a chance to fly in a historic…

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