The Air Force’s pending cancellation of the new combat rescue helicopter has prompted a group of veteran pilots and advocates to create a website to build support for the service keeping the mission.
The group’s savecombatrescue.org website is intended to help connect supporters with Congress and Air Force leadership and encourage them to back the replacement of the Pave Hawk.
“This is just not right. What else can guys outside the fence do but try to influence the Congress,” said Henry Mason, a retired Air Force colonel who flew rescue helicopters and worked in logistics. Mason leads a group of former pilots who are organizing the effort.
The grassroots effort does not include any funding or oversight from contractors or others affiliated with the procurement process, Mason said.
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