OZARK -- Veterans, soldiers and civilians all connected today at Blackwell Field Airport. They had the chance to ride in a UH-1H Huey and an AH-1F Cobra Attack Helicopter.
The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation and the Friends of Army Aviation-Ozark chose to permanently station the two aircrafts in Ozark.
The Huey was primarily used in Vietnam. The Cobra later replaced it because it was easier to maneuver.
Aviation officials said the aircraft carriers are a way to keep history alive for generations to come.
"We can continue to fly this aircraft and tell the story of Army aviation," Army Aviation Heritage Foundation CEO and President said.
For soldiers and veterans, the helicopter rides gave their families a chance to experience an aspect of their military life.