As the Navy shifts its focus to the geopolitics of the Pacific, San Diego will become even more of a hub for helicopters over the next five years.
Four more squadrons are coming to North Island Naval Air Station, starting later this year through 2016. The group consists of three newly created squadrons and one moved from Jacksonville, Fla. The Navy has proposed the action, and later this year will issue a final decision on it.
It means 800 extra people working at the Coronado base, nearly all of them in uniform, and almost $70 million in construction work to accommodate the addition of 52 helicopters.
It also will mean more noisy rotor blades chugging overhead.
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