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A training exercise on Thursday will bring military aircraft to Iowa Street and Clinton Parkway to transport Kansas University Army ROTC cadets.
Seven Kansas Army National Guard UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters will pick up two groups of cadets from the Shenk Sports Complex at around 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
By then the cadets, about 125 in all, will have marched to the sports complex with unloaded weapons from the Military Science Building on KU's main campus as part of the exercise.
The Black Hawks will fly the cadets to Fort Riley for further exercises. The helicopters and aircrews are from the Topeka-based 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation Regiment of the Kansas National Guard.
The exercise will be the first time many of the cadets have flown in a military aircraft, said Lt. Col. John Clark, a KU assistant professor of military science.