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Mineral Wells, Texas: Vietnam-Era Helicopter Base

Former Fort Wolters was where Army chopper pilots trained during the latter years of the Vietnam War. Today there's a couple of old helicopters, and a monument.

Address:
100 Washington Rd, Mineral Wells, TX
Directions:
East edge of the city. From US-180/Mineral Wells Hwy turn north onto Washington Rd. There's a small parking lot on the right, just inside the arched entrance.
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Chopper blade arch and a rock monument.

Primary Helicopter Center

Now shut-down Fort Wolters was the largest U.S. Army helicopter training facility.

[Racheal, 07/06/2020]

Two helicopters flank the entrance to the former Fort, currently an industrial park. Although shaded, their plastic bubble canopies have hopelessly hazed in the Texas sun. Just inside the arched entrance is a monument to Southern Airways, which oversaw helicopter training until the Fort closed in 1973.


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