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A CH-47D Chinook crew chief performs pre-flight checks before departing Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras for the last time, May 28, 2014.  Two Chinooks attached to the 1-228th Aviation Regiment are slated to be replaced with the newer CH-47F model.  One of the helicopterss, affectionately known as "638", is the oldest active Chinook in the U. S. Army's inventory having flown in the Vietnam War.  (Photo by U. S. Air National Guard Capt. Steven Stubbs)

A CH-47D Chinook crew chief performs pre-flight checks before departing Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras for the last time, May 28, 2014. Two Chinooks attached to the 1-228th Aviation Regiment are slated to be replaced with the newer CH-47F model. One of the helicopterss, affectionately known as "638", is the oldest active Chinook in the U. S. Army's inventory having flown in the Vietnam War. (Photo by U. S. Air National Guard Capt. Steven Stubbs)

Two CH-47D Chinook crews perform pre-flight checks before departing Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras for the last time, May 28, 2014.  Two Chinooks attached to the 1-228th Aviation Regiment are slated to be replaced with the newer CH-47F model.  One of the helicopterss, affectionately known as "638", is the oldest active Chinook in the U. S. Army's inventory having flown in the Vietnam War.  (Photo by U. S. Air National Guard Capt. Steven Stubbs)

Two CH-47D Chinook crews perform pre-flight checks before departing Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras for the last time, May 28, 2014. Two Chinooks attached to the 1-228th Aviation Regiment are slated to be replaced with the newer CH-47F model. One of the helicopterss, affectionately known as "638", is the oldest active Chinook in the U. S. Army's inventory having flown in the Vietnam War. (Photo by U. S. Air National Guard Capt. Steven Stubbs)

U. S. Army Lt. Col. Ernest Irvin, 1-228th Aviation Regiment commander, watches as two CH-47D Chinooks prepare to take off from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras for the last time, May 28, 2014.  The Chinooks are slated to be replaced with the newer CH-47F model.  One of the helicopterss, affectionately known as "638", is the oldest active Chinook in the U. S. Army's inventory having flown in the Vietnam War.  (Photo by U. S. Air National Guard Capt. Steven Stubbs)

U. S. Army Lt. Col. Ernest Irvin, 1-228th Aviation Regiment commander, watches as two CH-47D Chinooks prepare to take off from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras for the last time, May 28, 2014. The Chinooks are slated to be replaced with the newer CH-47F model. One of the helicopterss, affectionately known as "638", is the oldest active Chinook in the U. S. Army's inventory having flown in the Vietnam War. (Photo by U. S. Air National Guard Capt. Steven Stubbs)

U. S. Army Lt. Col. Ernest Irvin, 1-228th Aviation Regiment commander, salutes as a CH-47D Chinook prepares to take off from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras for the last time, May 28, 2014.  Two Chinooks are slated to be replaced with the newer CH-47F model.  One of the helicopterss, affectionately known as "638", is the oldest active Chinook in the U. S. Army's inventory having flown in the Vietnam War.  (Photo by U. S. Air National Guard Capt. Steven Stubbs)

U. S. Army Lt. Col. Ernest Irvin, 1-228th Aviation Regiment commander, salutes as a CH-47D Chinook prepares to take off from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras for the last time, May 28, 2014. Two Chinooks are slated to be replaced with the newer CH-47F model. One of the helicopterss, affectionately known as "638", is the oldest active Chinook in the U. S. Army's inventory having flown in the Vietnam War. (Photo by U. S. Air National Guard Capt. Steven Stubbs)

Two CH-47D Chinooks take off from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras for the last time, May 28, 2014.  The two Chinooks attached to the 1-228th Aviation Regiment are slated to be replaced with the newer CH-47F model.  One of the helicopterss, affectionately known as "638", is the oldest active Chinook in the U. S. Army's inventory having flown in the Vietnam War.  (Photo by U. S. Air National Guard Capt. Steven Stubbs)

Two CH-47D Chinooks take off from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras for the last time, May 28, 2014. The two Chinooks attached to the 1-228th Aviation Regiment are slated to be replaced with the newer CH-47F model. One of the helicopterss, affectionately known as "638", is the oldest active Chinook in the U. S. Army's inventory having flown in the Vietnam War. (Photo by U. S. Air National Guard Capt. Steven Stubbs)

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