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Posted 2/15/2012

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By Ronnie Schelby
Public Affairs

Albuquerque District Commander Lt. Col. Jason Williams joined officials from Kirtland Air Force Base Jan. 19 to conduct a ribbon-cutting to celebrate a new addition to a facility that will house HC/MC-130 aircraft simulators.

When fully functional, the addition’s simulators will be used to train between 80 and 100 students per year who have the mission of infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of special operations forces and the air refueling of (primarily) special operations helicopter and tilt-rotor aircraft.

District employees played an instrumental role in the planning and construction of the facility. The contract was a small business set-aside hub zone award, and construction was finished about three months ahead of schedule.

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