Leonardo lands Navy helicopter contract in county

All U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard helicopter pilots train at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, in the heart of Santa Rosa County.

But when it comes time to service the training copters that make that possible, they are loaded up and shipped off out of state. Retired politician and community leader Don Gaetz said that is foolish.

“It’s wrong for the Navy to have to send those helicopters some place far off to have them maintained and repaired and taken care of,” he said.   

Read the full article in the Aug. 13 issue of the Navarre Press.

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