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Marine helicopter unit, 300 jobs leaving Robins Air Force Base
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A Marine helicopter unit is leaving Robins Air Force Base next year taking about 300 jobs with them.

Chrissy Miner, head of the 21st Century Partnership, says the unit is leaving due to consolidation in the Marine Corps. They're cutting back from three chopper units nationwide to two.

"We are saddened that unit is leaving. In this fiscal environment, every service is looking for ways to save money," Miner said. "Unfortunately, this is how it rears its head."

The Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773 just arrived in Robins five years ago due to base realignment.

Miner expects they'll leave Robins by next summer.


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