Visit from Savannah community changes perspectives
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nate Craig, a helicopter pilot with the 1st Bn., 3rd Avn. Regt., 3rd CAB, exhibits an AH-64 "Apache" helicopter to visitors from The Landings Club of Savannah during a tour of Hunter Army Airfield, Jan. 11. The visitors were new to the area and it was the first interaction with Savannah's military presence for many of them.

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. - The adverse weather did not impact a local community group when visiting the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade at Hunter Army Airfield, Jan. 11.

New members from The Landings, a local community group, toured the flight line and received helicopter overviews from pilots CW2 Nate Craig and CW2 Steven Shull.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Craig said that it felt good to show the group his work is a serious business and that as taxpayers they have a vested interest in their product.

The visitors, for their part, said they were more than happy with their investment. A few visitors marveled at not knowing how close Hunter was to the community. One group member asked if the pilots could see folks waving as they fly over the city.

Another asked CW2 Shull how he coped with military life.

"By asking questions about our personal lives, how we cope with being in the military and how our Families cope, it shows that the community has a great deal of interest in our well being," CW2 Shull said.

The visiting group, huddled under their umbrellas, expressed their sincere appreciation for the military and gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of it.

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