Fort Rucker retires its last OH-58A

The U.S. Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker, Alabama has retired its last OH-58A on Oct. 17 and the rotorcraft is now with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.

The Aviation Center Logistics Command’s senior aircraft equipment specialist Steven Gatto, second from left, hands over the keys to the last flyable OH-58A Kiowa aircraft at Fort Rucker, Alabama, to Sgt. Randy Phillips at the Aviation Division of the Crown Point, Indiana, Lake County Sheriff's Department. The Kiowa departed Fort Rucker’s Shell Army Airfield on Oct. 17 for its new law enforcement mission with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. With them are the department’s chief pilot Olaf Tessarzyk, at left, and crew chief Jamieson Hicks. (Courtesy Photo)

The Aviation Center Logistics Command’s senior aircraft equipment specialist Steven Gatto, second from left, hands over the keys to the last flyable OH-58A Kiowa aircraft at Fort Rucker, Alabama, to Sgt. Randy Phillips at the Aviation Division of the Crown Point, Indiana, Lake County Sheriff’s Department. The Kiowa departed Fort Rucker’s Shell Army Airfield on Oct. 17 for its new law enforcement mission with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. With them are the department’s chief pilot Olaf Tessarzyk, at left, and crew chief Jamieson Hicks. (Courtesy Photo)

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