Guard retires UH-1 Huey after 50 years of service
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The UH-1 Iroquois helicopter was officially retired in a ceremony held Oct. 2 by the Army National Guard, ending a service life of more than 50 years to the Army and close to 40 years in the Army Guard. The helicopter, known to most simply as the Huey, was first manufactured in 1956 and fielded to the Army by 1959. Its distinctive nickname came from the pronunciation of its first Army designation of HU-1- for helicopter, utility.
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