Can this really be the best use of taxpayer money? The Peninsula Daily News ran an article Thursday titled “Army Helicopter Lands at Port Angeles, Sequim High Schools in Bid to Interest Recruits.” It begins:
“We need people.” That’s how 2nd Lt. Ray Leonard, pilot of an Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, summed up the state of his Fort Lewis-based unit as he landed the copter on two North Olympic Peninsula high school campuses. Leonard and several other soldiers and recruiters touched down at Sequim and Port Angeles high schools, showing off the Black Hawk helicopter to students and staff… The pilot for this special mission was Leonard, who explained how his 66th Aviation Brigade at Fort Lewis is in dire need of more personnel. “We were asked by Army recruiters to come out and show them [the helicopter],” Leonard said.