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Brief: Bohlke Airways Gets $35.9M Defense Contract

Bohlke International Airways of St. Croix was awarded a $35.9 million refueling contract with the U.S. Department of Defense.

The contract is to provide fuel for U.S. Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies, according to Delegate Donna Christensen’s office. Among those getting fueled will be the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, also known as the Hurricane Hunters of the Air Force Reserve.

“I am pleased that we are able to continue to provide this service from the Virgin Islands,” Christensen said. The contract begins this October 1 and runs through March 31, 2013.

Founded in 1959, Bohlke is a family business with 26 employees and three generations of Bohlkes in management. It offers charter flights, plane rentals, refueling, maintenance and other services. It operates out of the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix.

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Bohlke International Airways of St. Croix was awarded a $35.9 million refueling contract with the U.S. Department of Defense.

The contract is to provide fuel for U.S. Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies, according to Delegate Donna Christensen's office. Among those getting fueled will be the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, also known as the Hurricane Hunters of the Air Force Reserve.

“I am pleased that we are able to continue to provide this service from the Virgin Islands,” Christensen said. The contract begins this October 1 and runs through March 31, 2013.

Founded in 1959, Bohlke is a family business with 26 employees and three generations of Bohlkes in management. It offers charter flights, plane rentals, refueling, maintenance and other services. It operates out of the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix.