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

The above is copied from a September 1965 edition of On Target.
September 2010

It's been more than 17 years ago that Newark AFB learned of its pending closure and more than 45 years since the base's newspaper, On Target, was first published and 48 years since the establishment of guidance and metrology operations in Heath. 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.

1 Year Ago - September 2009
The Made In Licking County Bridge opens to traffic, opening up James Parkway from State Route 79 all the way to Irving-Wick Drive. A September 21, 2009 ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by all three Licking County Commissioners and representatives from the major Aerospace Center customers. The name Made in Licking County Bridge name was engraved on a bronze plaque on the western wall. It recognizes the 30 companies from Licking County and 130 workers who work or live in Licking County and were involved with the road and bridge project. A 25-year time capsule was imbedded behind the plaque with, among other things, a list of the names of the companies and people involved.

5 Years Ago - September 2005
Tri-City Bike Ride Rides on The Base Heath, Granville, and Newark joined forces to host a four-stop tri-city bike ride. The Heath Community Recreation and Fitness Center located on The Base was host to a series of bike-related fitness and educational programs.

20 Years Ago - September 1990
POW/MIA flag flew at AGMC for recognition. Raising the POW/MIA flag along with the American flag on the anniversary of the Air Force, Newark AFB military joined others across the nation in paying tribute to these brave individuals during the annual remembrance celebration.

25 Years Ago - September 1985
AGMC Open House attracts 3,500 visitors. A beautiful day, lots of exhibits and activities kept large crowds entertained during the combined Newark AFS and the Licking County Airport Open House. Some of the activities included, hot air balloons, aircraft rides, car show judging, skywriting and aerobatics.

30 Years Ago - September 1980
New Chief takes over in supply. Charles T. "Terry" Gallagher is the new chief of Suppy and Transportation, succeeding Maj. Stewart Erholm who moved on to a new assignment at Wright-Patterson AFB.

35 Years Ago - September 1975
A Joint Logistics Chiefs study recommends the addition of more workloads at Newark Air Force Station. The new workloads are the LN-15G gyros and accelerometers used on the Army's Mohawk observation aircraft, the LN-12C inertial measurement units and the 2171 displacement gyros used by the Navy.

40 Years Ago - September 1970
Oldtimers League Champs Again! NAFS Oldtimers recaptured the softball league title this year after bowing to Roper in 1969, the only time they had given up the championship in seven years.

Great prices for a cookout! September 1970
Ad for Star Super Duper showed sirloin steak for $1.19 per pound and T-bone steak for $1.39 per pound.

45 Years Ago - September 1965
Clubhouse, restaurant construction begins. Work began on a new building which will provide an addition to the existing restaurant, and space for an NCO and Officers Club. The new construction will provide 8000 square feet of additional space, of which 4000 square feet will be used as daytime restaurant space.

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