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Blackhawk and Apache helicopters stop at JWA during military exercises

Blackhawk and Apache helicopters stop at JWA during military exercises
Blackhawk and Apache helicopters from Fort Irwin in San Bernardino County landed at John Wayne Airport for refueling Tuesday before heading to San Diego. (Courtesy of John Wayne Airport)

Air traffic is nothing unusual around John Wayne Airport — unless it includes 22 Blackhawk and Apache helicopters.

That’s the sight commuters and nearby residents got Tuesday as military aircraft stopped in Orange County for refueling during 25th Combat Aviation Brigade training exercises.

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The helicopters made stops at JWA between 8 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., according to the airport.

The Army unit was traveling from Fort Irwin in San Bernardino County to San Diego, the airport said.

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