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U.S. Marine Corps flyover hosted by the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets for East Carolina game


AH-1W Super Cobra Attack Helicopter AH-1W Super Cobra Attack Helicopter

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 14, 2010 – The Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773, Detachment B, from Johnstown, Pa., will conduct a military aircraft flyover with AH-1W Super Cobra Attack Helicopters during the National Anthem prior to the Virginia Tech versus East Carolina University football game on Saturday, Sept. 18.

The flyover is expected barring weather or operational factors. The flight will be led by Lt. Col. Patrick Steininger, U.S. Marine Corps, who received a degree in computer science from Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering in 1987.

The group plans to practice over the stadium area on Friday, Sept. 17.

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets has produced military, public, and corporate leaders since the university was founded in 1872. It is one of just two military corps within a large public university. The corps holds its members to the highest standards of loyalty, honor, integrity, and self-discipline. In return, cadets achieve high academic success and a long-lasting camaraderie with fellow members. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.