Second annual Armed Forces Day honors military personnel

The featured attraction was a 10-minute ride on the historic UH-H1 Huey.

The featured attraction was a 10-minute ride on the historic UH-H1 Huey.

Troy University along with Friends of Army Aviation, military personnel and the Wiregrass community banded together on Saturday to honor our nation’s servicemembers during the second annual Armed Forces Day.

TROY and FOAA officials kicked off the event Saturday morning, followed by a day of taking visitors up in the historic UH-H1 Huey, along with…

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It Came from the Archives: Aerial images of Dothan through the years

In this edition of his recurring column, Dr. Marty Olliff delves into some of the early aerial photographs of Dothan, Alabama.

In this edition of his recurring column, Dr. Marty Olliff delves into some of the early aerial photographs of Dothan, Alabama.

We credit Aesop with the axiom, “familiarity breeds contempt” (meaning apathy).  In our world of airplane travel and cell phones, Google Earth, readily-available satellite views, and ubiquitous drone imagery and film, we are likely to become somewhat inured about aerial photographs.

All these things are contemporary, so an aerial view of a place we know…

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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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