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Throwback Thursday: Does anyone remember this cold snap back in 1982? Here's the original story and photo as published in the 910 Flyer. Mother Nature grounds 910th By MSgt. Gary Amato 910 Flyer Staff Writer Sunday, Jan. 17, 1982, will be a day members of the 910th will long remember. For many, their mission became one of attempting to start frozen cars. Everyone who was here for the UTA only had to look out the window at all of the lifted car hoods to realize something was amiss. I happened to be one of those unfortunates out in the record 17-below­ zero temperature trying to get my vehicle started. With the wind chill factor offi­cially recorded at minus 60, there's not much anyone can do to stay warm. Official estimates put the number of frozen engines between 100 and 120. Two cases of frostbite were treated at the clinic, but neither was serious. The call for help went out at 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning. During the course of the day a total of 27 people, 14 portable heaters and nobody knows how many private vehicles were put to use trying to coax unwilling machinery back to life. Personnel from the motor pool, AGE shop, CE and the engine shop braved the ele­ments in the effort to get things moving again. I had made the foolish mistake of teas­ing someone else in the club Saturday night about his car not starting. Never again - I've learned my lesson. It took 30 minutes with a heater going full blast under my hood to thaw my engine out. I know of one person who came back from Pennsylvania the following Thursday to get his car running again. It was the first time in my life, I've ever seen such a thing firsthand and I hope it's the last. Officially, those people who were doing the work out in the cold toiled from 5:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Personnel from the motor pool were: MSgt. James R. Bennett, SSgt. John Kresen, Amn. Tony Rubino, TSgt. Willie Woodford, TSgt. Garland Dunkle, SSgt. Allen Smith, Sgt. John Grande, Mr. Rick Allen and Mr. Tom Blake. AGE Shop Personnel were: MSgt. Ken Fenton, TSgt. Buz Payne, TSgt. Robert Redig, SSgt. Ken Ahlquist, Sgt. Charles Maze, SrA. Gene Cruso and SSgt. Gerry Gallo . CE Squadron sent out SMSgt. John R. Overly, TSgt. Charlie Houtz, TSgt. Myron Overly, Sgt. Freddie Davis, TSgt. Harvey Martin and SSgt. Brad Geiser. SMSgt. Eugene Albani, A 1C William Lobl, MSgt. Joseph Hollabaugh and SSgt. Samuel Soto from the engine shop also did their part. These people met the challenge and the 910th was grateful.
Watch at 1:18 to see a YARS C-130 performing a flyover at the Chicagoland Speedway, July 1.
Talking YARS on Capitol Hill:
Calling all runners, walkers and 5K enthusiasts, the Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council and EOMAC are hosting the 5K on the Runway on July 21, at 8 A.M. We're excited to show off the 910th's hardware as the race course goes near our C-130s. See the flier below for more information.
Well done, Tech. Sgt. Gordon!
Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 910th Airlift Wing helped fulfill a unique request by honoring a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II here, June 14, 2018. Charles Robert Johnson Jr. contacted the 910th AW public affairs office to ask if a 48-star U.S. flag he'd purchased in honor of his deceased father, Capt. Charles Robert Johnson Sr., could be flown at an Air Force installation and aboard an Air Force aircraft. The special flag, which was standard during WWII, was raised to the top of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station headquarters flagpole on Flag Day, also Johnson Sr.'s birthday, and will be flown aboard a 910th AW C-130H Hercules aircraft before being returned to Johnson Jr.
Is that Thunder Pig flying over YARS? Looks like Air Heritage Inc. gave us an impromptu air show today. The C-123 Provider is a great piece of American aviation history.
Uso of Northern Ohio provided their excellent services to a group of soldiers from Youngstown while 910th LRS got them ready to ship through YARS, headed for Serbia. Check out a few photos at the link below.
The 910th Airlift Wing has a rich history of answering the high call to serve our nation. This video features both historic and modern footage of the unit, backed by historic audio of famous speeches highlighting the values of freedom and service. (U.S. Air Force video/Airman 1st Class Sarah Gruber)
Mrs. Jill La Fave, wife of 22nd Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Craig La Fave and a Key Spouse for 22nd AF, spent some time with YARS' helping agencies over our training weekend June 1-3. Check out some photos at the link below.
The 910th had a great time hosting Maj. Gen. Craig La Fave, 22nd Air Force commander, over our UTA weekend. Check out the story and some photos at the link below.
The 910th had a great time supporting the Youngstown Marathon 5K, sponsored by Air Force Reserve over the weekend. If you saw us flying low, this is what we were up to. Stay tuned for more coverage from the event. #YoungstownMarathon #Flyover
Throwback Thursday: "The 910th Civil Engineer Squadron won the third annual Readiness Challenge Prime Base Engineering Emergency Force (BEEF) competition at Robins AFB, Ga., April 21-25, 1985."
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All gave some, some gave all. #MemorialDay2018 #NationalMomentofRemembrance
We were honored that Col. Dan Sarachene, 910th Airlift Wing commander, was invited to give remarks at Austintown's Memorial Day Ceremony. #MemorialDay2018
The Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council hosted their 67th annual Armed Forces Dinner laster week, honoring service members from several branches of service.
Throwback Thursday: This one goes way back in the heritage of YARS. Check out the cover and fact sheet from the 79th Fighter Group directory. #TBT #Youngstown
The 910th Security Forces Squadron hosted a ceremony honoring fallen police officers in recognition of Police Week May 16 at Youngstown Air Reserve Station.
A 910th Airlift Wing C-130H Hercules makes a series of low passes while dispersing water during an aerial spray course here last week. The 910th's unique aerial spray mission exists to control disease-carrying insects, pest insects, undesirable vegetation and to disperse oil spills in large bodies of water. The annual course provides aerial spray certification for pest management directors from DoD installations, including locations where the 910th has recurring annual missions to control mosquitoes and other disease-transmitting pest insects.
910th repping on pages 16-17. https://t.co/tK3NqB9gpS
This month's Airman highlight, featuring Senior Airman Corey Cornell: https://t.co/VR0ecLCz5a Learn about a new m… https://t.co/Fd5wrCWwVY
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"Come join us..." and serve right here in northeast Ohio. https://t.co/DlskGVtJsN
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Get your best snaps ready, 910th fam! https://t.co/OglN6MD63Q
Port Dawgs! Rrruff! https://t.co/8gi5QYLuDH
The 910th is proud to help develop this exhibit with the National Museum of the Air Force. We can't wait to see the… https://t.co/9OiJSgayed
Nice photo. Background looks familiar. 🤔😉👏 https://t.co/H0LL1BgAse
Spiritual care is an important pillar of resilience. Our chaplain staff provides top-notch support to 910th Airmen.… https://t.co/9wuoYLD2S0
Col. Jeff Van Dootingh assumed command of the 910th Airlift Wing during our training weekend, June 6th. @22AF comma… https://t.co/C0SZCVZkNo
We will never forget their sacrifice. #NeverForget #MemorialDay
Check out some images of the beta Integrated Defense Leadership Course, prepping our security forces Defenders for… https://t.co/QbhTROTxem
Beta Integrated Defense Leadership Course Bolsters Defender Combat Readiness - Video https://t.co/qszsTAYvsU
910th entomologists conduct Aerial Spray Application Course: https://t.co/TOfUIzln11
Youngstown ARS is a great place to serve. https://t.co/UCbP22AA6j
Good read on changing an organization from within. https://t.co/Xd0qFY79DC
Our 76th APS Port Dawgs are putting in the work to remain combat-ready! https://t.co/uTBa1fJgra
Good info. for our veteran community: https://t.co/0OqgS6EiYH
The 910th Logistics Readiness Squadron is working hard to remain, "Combat ready NOW...for tomorrow's fight!" https://t.co/UC3sqBvSTr

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