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U.S. soldiers unload a Chinook helicopter that landed on Kahiltna Glacier, Alaska, in April 2016. Three Chinooks the size of city buses took food, communication equipment and fuel to the base camp at the 7,200-foot level of Denali. Mark Thiessen/AP

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US Army helps set up base camps on Alaska's Denali

Chinooks are delivering potentially lifesaving food and medical equipment for two base camps in Alaska to help those attempting to climb the 20,310-foot Denali, North America's tallest mountain. It's also a good training opportunity for when the helicopters need to fly in high-altitude locations, such as Afghanistan.

 

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