With Drones Changing War, Army Revives a ’20-Year’ Chinook Project at Boeing Plant

U.S. Air Force CH-47 Chinook helicopter in Poland

In a move that elected officials say could keep the assembly line at the Boeing plant in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, busy for 20 years, the U.S. Army has canceled a proposed attack helicopter by rivals Lockheed Sikorsky and Bell Textron and transferred funds to upgrade Boeing’s Chinook helicopters and smarter drones. The Army said Thursday […]

Army Wraps $95 Million Project Renovating Moldy Fort Liberty Barracks, Demolishing Others

A degraded bathtub pictured at Smoke Bomb Hill is shown to members of the media during the XVIII Airborne Corps media day on Sept. 8, 2022, at Fort Bragg, N.C.

The Army has finished major renovations and demolition of Fort Liberty, North Carolina’s troubled Smoke Bomb Hill Barracks, which the service deemed unlivable after a slew of complaints from soldiers and media scrutiny. Three barracks buildings were renovated and are set to house soldiers again in early 2024. But a dozen barracks were determined to […]