SEATTLE, Wash. – Port Angeles Mayor Cherie Kidd met Monday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord with Army officers who apologized for a Thursday night helicopter training exercise that she says “terrorized my city.”
Kidd says she met for an hour with the base commander, Col. H. Charles Hodges Jr., and two officers with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.
She says they listened to her concerns about helicopters that circled the city late at night with no notice to city officials.
They apologized and said they’ll do everything possible to prevent it from happening again.
Kidd says Hodges agreed to attend the Tuesday night city council meeting in City Hall to apologize in person to council members and the public.