There was a huge blizzard in 1977 also. I was just a kid then. It was a horrible blizzard though, killed all the cattle for miles. They suffocated in the snow. Fort Carson troops drove tanks around some of the streets and rescued people trapped in their cars. I have seen Army troops called in right in line with National Guard for two natural disasters that can't even begin to compare to this. I just don't understand!
I have also spoken today on post here with Army pilots really pissed off that when the helicopter was shot at yesterday at the Superdome, they suspended operations. What I have been told is IT IS A MILITARY HELICOPTER AND YOU ARE PREFORMING A KIND OF MILITARY MISSION AND YOU ARE TAKING FIRE SO WHAT'S THE FUCKING PROBLEM? I heard this from pilots who have served in Iraq. They are really upset right now that it is okay to take fire to liberate Iraqis but it isn't okay to take fire attempting to rescue and save people in your own country!
I went on Fort Rucker to take photos of the helicopters just sitting there and was told that it has nothing to do with what they want to do. They have been told to stand down by the National Guard Commander.