Attack Chopper Joins Snipers & Checkpoints at Super Bowl
Pentagon budget cuts will not stop PR opportunity
February 1, 2014
The Super Bowl will provide a venue to acclimate the American people to the presence of the military. The Defense Department said on Friday it will play a major role – with air defense, ground troops, a flyover and other contributions – at the high profile event.
Despite a flight restriction zone imposed over New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, F-16 fighters will patrol the skies.
National Guardsmen will attend the event for security and “community relations.”
There will be a 32-member armed forces chorus that will contribute to the national anthem.
Black Hawk attack helicopters and Chinook transports from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will do a flyover. It was requested by the NFL, Col. Steve Warren told Politico.