Secret Army Black Hawk flights over Washington D.C., are now permanent because of 'enduring mission'

Mail Online | 12/13/2019 | Ralph R. Ortega For Dailymail.com
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Secret Black Hawk helicopter flights are now permanent in Washington D.C., as part of a mission that focuses on being prepared for natural disasters and terrorist attacks in the air space over the U.S. capitol.

Not much else is know about the mysterious flights, which were first detected by residents this year who complained about late-night aircraft noise.

Army - Mission - Request - Congress - September

The army accidentally acknowledged the classified mission in a request to Congress for funding back in September.

'Without additional funding, the Army will not be able to perform this classified mission,' the Defense Department said at the time, Bloomberg reports.

Army - Mission - Duration - Bloomberg

The army said the mission's duration was undetermined, when initially asked by Bloomberg.

Congress followed up approving $1.6 million to renovate a 'Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility' at Davison Army Airfield in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

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'The facilities are currently undergoing renovation,' for what's now 'an enduring mission,' said Colonel Sunset Belinsky, a spokeswoman for the Army Military District of Washington, in an update sent by email to Bloomberg on Friday....
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