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Army pilot serves 40 years

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

U.S. ArmyBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Things and people that are constant fixtures in life often get taken for granted. In the Army, everything changes eventually.

In the aviation units of the Ohio National Guard, there has been one person who has become all but permanent. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Blaine Wykoff, B Company, 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment pilot, a native of Akron, Ohio, has made himself part of the Ohio Army National Guard for 38 years.

Wyckoff started his military career when he enlisted into the Ohio Air National Guard in 1972.

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Blaine Wyckoff, B Company, 3-238th, CH-47 Chinook helicopter pilot, a native of Akron, Ohio, who has worked in the aviation field as an enlistee in the Ohio Air National Guard, rose to the rank of colonel and took an administrative reduction so that he could continue to fly, sits in the pilot’s seat of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2012 (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB PAO)

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Blaine Wyckoff, B Company, 3-238th, CH-47 Chinook helicopter pilot, a native of Akron, Ohio, who has worked in the aviation field as an enlistee in the Ohio Air National Guard, rose to the rank of colonel and took an administrative reduction so that he could continue to fly, sits in the pilot’s seat of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2012 (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB PAO)

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