breaking news

Clark County restaurant has received Ohio statehouse recognition

Fairborn defense contractor critically injured in Afghanistan


A 27-year-old civilian defense contractor from Fairborn was critically injured after an incident in Afghanistan, according to her employer.

Christina S. Maddock, a field support representative for Colorado-based Intelligent Software Solutions, was transported to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, a U.S. military hospital in Germany, for treatment of her wounds, according to Melissa Burkett, a company spokeswoman.

“She is at a medical center in Germany and her family has been notified and is with her,” Burkett said.

The company could not immediately provide additional details Friday about the circumstances of what occurred or the extent of Maddock’s injuries.

The Department of Defense referred questions to Maddock’s employer.

The 2003 Fairborn High School graduate started with the information technology company in November. She was serving a year-long deployment that began in mid-January, according to Kevin Moffat, Intelligent Software Solutions vice president of the global enterprise solutions division.

Maddock is a second lieutenant in the Ohio Air National Guard with the 123rd Air Control Squadron in Blue Ash, near Cincinnati, according to Capt. Nicole Ashcroft, an Ohio National Guard spokesman in Columbus.

Maddock worked her way through college and earned a commission as an officer, said Maj. Tony Rulli, a senior aerospace instructor with Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Fairborn High School.

As a cadet, she had a “motivated, pull yourself up by your bootstraps” attitude, Rulli said.

Maddock joined the unit as a high school freshman and stayed all four years through high school.

“She always seemed to have an interest in it,” Rulli said. “She was a good kid. She really was. She was solid. Always helping, always volunteering.”



Next Up in Community News

Family raises tuition money for nursing aide who cared for their mother in her final days
Family raises tuition money for nursing aide who cared for their mother in her final days

A nursing aide in Bogart, Georgia, is thanking a family for helping her again. >> Read more trending news TunDe Hector and Chris Wright crossed paths once in 2014. Wright spotted Hector, then a stranger, walking along the side of the road with a gas can. Her car had run out of gas and she was heading to a gas station half a mile away. Wright...
Springfield man accused of hiding drugs in pants during traffic stop
Springfield man accused of hiding drugs in pants during traffic stop

A Springfield man faces multiple charges after police allegedly found drugs hidden in his pants, including heroin. MORE CRIME: Man, woman accused of taking purses from self-storage business Donald F. Collier, II, 41, of 509 W. Mulberry St., is facing five counts of drug possession and five counts of drug trafficking. He plead not guilty in Clark County...
North Korea fires apparent missile, Pentagon says
North Korea fires apparent missile, Pentagon says

North Korea fired what appeared to be a missile late Friday night local time, according to multiple reports. Citing Japan’s NHK, also known as the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Reuters reported that the apparent missile might have landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone.
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0414 - Darren Smith, South Charleston, v. Kelly Dennis, South Charleston, complaint in excess of $25,000 for injuries suffered from a dog bite on July 23, 2015. 17-CV-0415 - Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., v. Albert E. Cason, 1710 N. Sweetbriar Lane, et al., complaint in foreclosure for $47,268. 17-CV-0416 - Carrington Mortgage...
Wright State hires new associate VP of international affairs
Wright State hires new associate VP of international affairs

Wright State University has hired a new associate vice president in charge of international affairs for the school. William Holmes will start at WSU on Aug. 14, the school announced today. Holmes comes from Central Michigan University where he has served as director of international affairs for two years, according to his LinkedIn profile. Under Holmes&rsquo...
More Stories