A monthly look at history of the Base campus of the Central Ohio Aerospace and Technology Center  

Giant Hot Dogs?
The above is copied from a July 1976 edition of On Target.
July 2006

It's been more than 10 years ago that Newark AFB learned of its pending closure and more than 40 years since the base's newspaper, On Target, was first published. From a complete collection of On Target newspapers, the Port Authority's Bill Wright created a month-by-month look at The Base through the years.

One Year Ago - July 2005
$15 Million Lease Extension. The Boeing Company extended its current lease with the Port Authority for office and manufacturing space at the Central Ohio Aerospace and Technology Center in Heath through 2010. Boeing exercised a renewal clause in the lease that was slated to expire at the end of September 30, 2005. The Boeing Company is among the largest employers in Licking County and, according to a 2005 report by Columbus Business First, is the 87th largest employer in Central Ohio.

10 Years Ago - July 1996
Checking out. It was the largest single number of employees ever to process out of AGMC at one time. 178 employees took out their checkout sheets and hit the long tables in the Horton-Lawton Room for out-processing to various locations. Most of them stayed right here at The Base. This was also the last issue of On Target issued by the Air Force here at the Newark AFB.

15 Years Ago - July 1991
Due to planned power outages, there were no issues of On Target done in July of 1991.

20 Years Ago - July 1986
The new employee outdoor break area next to the base restaurant was completed and officially opened.

25 Years Ago - July 1981
AGMC receives energy award. Retired Air Force General Edwin Rawlings came back to AGMC for its presentation of the Rawlings Energy Conservation Award. In accepting the award, Col Tillotson said the award is due not only to the equipment, but to the skilled and dedicated people who through teamwork and ingenuity were able to accomplish a remarkable 19.6% energy savings in the past year.

30 Years Ago - July 1976
Two giant propane tanks arrive at NAFS. Each tank was 133 feet long, 11 feet in diameter and weighed 75 tons. They were stored in an underground site near the water tower. The tanks were removed in 1996.

35 Years Ago - July 1971
Air Force Logistics Command celebrated its 50th anniversary. NAFS picnic commemorated AFLC 50th with balloons, banners and hand stamps. The picnic was held at the Gooding Amusement Park next to the Columbus zoo.

40 Years Ago - July 1966
Offices prepare for big move. Crowded office conditions were relieved with the opening of the new mezzanine in Bldg. 4 with more than 39,000 square feet of additional office space. The new office space would diminish, but not remove, the need for the NAFS annex at the Kaiser plant.

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