Ohio AASF #2 Facility History

1946 – 2020


Blizzard 1978

From: Adam Worthington [mailto:aworthin@columbus.rr.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 11:12 PM
Subject: “Forty-five Ohio National Guard helicopters” 

I was doing some research on the Blizzard of 78 because if you haven’t heard we are now experiencing a similar weather pattern that made that storm develop then. Anyway I found the link using google that had the below couple paragraphs that mentioned the role the Ohio Guard had during that natrual disaster.

Governor Rhodes summoned the Ohio National Guard in the disaster. Over 5000 men and women of the Guard were pressed into long hours of operating heavy equipment to clear roads, assisting utility crews in getting to fallen wires, transporting doctors and nurses to hospitals, and rescuing stranded persons in emergencies.

Forty-five Ohio National Guard helicopters flew 2,700 missions across Ohio working around the clock for three days. They rescued thousands of stranded persons, many in dire medical emergencies. More assistance arrived after President Carter declared a federal disaster in Ohio and dispatch 300 troops from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to Toledo with arctic gear, bulldozers, and fuel tankers to rescue persons in northwest Ohio.


Newsletter Collection of the 107th ACR

Contributed by Rick Pemberton and DK Taylor

GYROSCOOP December 1980 Click Here to view
GYROSCOOP February 1981 Click Here to view
GYROSCOOP March 1981 Click Here to view
GYROSCOOP April 1981 Click Here to view
GYROSCOOP May 1981 Click Here to view
GYROSCOOP June 1981 Click Here to view
GYROSCOOP July 1981 Click Here to view
GYROSCOOP August 1981 Click Here to view
GYROSCOOP September 1981 Click Here to view
GYROSCOOP October 1981 Click Here to view
GYROSCOOP November 1981 Click Here to view

GYROSCOOP December 1981 Click Here to view
GYROSCOOP January 1982 Click Here to view
GYROSCOOP February 1982 Click Here to view
GYROSCOOP March 1982 Click Here to view
CAVALRY CHRONICLE April 1982 Click Here to view
CAVALRY CHRONICLE May 1982 Click Here to view
CAVALRY CHRONICLE June 1982 Click Here to view
CAVALRY CHRONICLE July-August 1982 Click Here to view
CAVALRY CHRONICLE September 1982 Click Here to view
CAVALRY CHRONICLE January 1983 Click Here to view


Camp Grayling Michigan, AT 1981

Gun Team awaits orders to move to contact at Camp Grayling annual training in 1981. A/C 733 (foreground) a UH-1M has the M5
system while the M model at the left has the M21 mini gun system. The fire team is complete with two OH-58 Scout aircraft.

Red Battle Team secure in their fort at Camp Grayling AT 1981. Left to right Toby Wing, Joe Riedlinger, Chuck Foster, Vince Loar, Jim Lewis, Dale Taylor, Roy Miller, and George Helm.