Fort airfields to face ‘assault’ from Yuma-based Marines

FORT HUACHUCA —  Residents of the fort, Sierra Vista and Huachuca City may see and hear a variety of aircraft conducting exercises in Fort Huachuca airspace Friday and Saturday night, a fort spokeswoman said.

Friday night, Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma will conduct a mock assault of Libby Army Airfield on the post with CH-53 Super Stallion helicopters, MV-22 Ospreys and a C-130 Hercules aircraft from the Missouri Air National Guard, according to post spokeswoman Tanja Linton.

The CH-53s and MV-22s will then lift off and conduct a similar mock assault at Hubbard Air Strip on the East Range, she said.

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