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- Sep 28, 2011
Afghanistan Drawdown Expected to Increase Demand for Army Aviation - Blog
NASHVILLE — As U.S. forces reduce their presence in Afghanistan over the next two years, the Army's helicopter fleet will be busier than ever, officials said.
Fewer forces means they will be more dispersed, and therefore there will be a greater demand for airlift, said Maj. Gen. James Rogers, commander of Army Aviation and Missile Command.
"It's common sense, when you think about it," Rogers said. "You need the reaction [capability] and the movement when you have less soldiers."
"We are the first in and we are the last out," said Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield, commander of the Army Aviation Center of Excellence.