A helicopter from the 1st helicopter squadron was struck by ground fire, injuring a crew member. The helicopter had to make an emergency landing. The crew member was treated at a local hospital and released. The first helicopter squadron flies out of Joint Base Andrews. The FBI is investigating. The Air Force declined to provide any further information.

Although Marine One flies the President, the First Helicopter Squadron is responsible for evacuating people in the Presidential Line of Succession in the event of an attack on the US.

One has to wonder if this is a continuation of the violence against government that has been increasing with the presence of the insurgency.

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