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Barrie Barber

Barrie Barber is a reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio covering military and veterans affairs.

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Dayton to become home to National VA History Center
 The Dayton VA will become the home of the National VA History Center, the federal agency announced Thursday. Outgoing national VA Secretary Robert McDonald officially designated the Dayton VA as a national archive in one of his final acts prior to leaving office Friday, the VA said. A Trump administration nominee, David Shulkin, the current...

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The Dayton VA will become the home of the National VA History Center, the federal agency announced Thursday. Outgoing national VA Secretary Robert McDonald officially designated the Dayton VA as a national archive in one of his final acts prior to leaving office Friday, the VA said. A Trump administration nominee, David Shulkin, the current...
Kennedy plane exhibit closing at Air Force Museum for upgrades
 One of the most popular and iconic planes in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will temporarily close to public tours Monday. The Boeing 707 jetliner known best as “JFK’s Air Force One” and its SAM 26000 tail code, will be closed until Feb. 3 for restoration work, said Christina Douglass, a museum curator. New LED...

Posted: a day ago

One of the most popular and iconic planes in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will temporarily close to public tours Monday. The Boeing 707 jetliner known best as “JFK’s Air Force One” and its SAM 26000 tail code, will be closed until Feb. 3 for restoration work, said Christina Douglass, a museum curator. New LED...
Stealth fighter, WWII plane to fly over Air Force Marathon
 For the first time, a stealth fighter jet and an historic World War II fighter are expected to fly over the Air Force Marathon in September, a spokesman said Wednesday. The F-22 Raptor, one of the Air Force’s most advanced stealth fighters, and P-51 Mustang, a pivotal fighter plane flown in World War II, also will adorn runners&rsquo...

Posted: a day ago

For the first time, a stealth fighter jet and an historic World War II fighter are expected to fly over the Air Force Marathon in September, a spokesman said Wednesday. The F-22 Raptor, one of the Air Force’s most advanced stealth fighters, and P-51 Mustang, a pivotal fighter plane flown in World War II, also will adorn runners&rsquo...
Memphis Belle to go on display at Air Force Museum in 2018
 The Memphis Belle, one of the most famous aircraft of World War II whose exploits were detailed in a Hollywood movie, will be put on public display next year at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force after more than a decade of restoration, officials said Wednesday. The historic Army Air Forces B-17F Flying Fortress bomber will be unveiled...

Posted: a day ago

The Memphis Belle, one of the most famous aircraft of World War II whose exploits were detailed in a Hollywood movie, will be put on public display next year at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force after more than a decade of restoration, officials said Wednesday. The historic Army Air Forces B-17F Flying Fortress bomber will be unveiled...
Boeing CEO will cut Air Force One cost after pressure from Trump
 Aerospace giant Boeing will simplify and streamline requirements to cut “substantial cost” on the next Air Force One, the company’s chief executive said Tuesday after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. “We have made some great progress on simplifying requirements for Air Force One, streamlining the process...

Posted: 2 days ago

Aerospace giant Boeing will simplify and streamline requirements to cut “substantial cost” on the next Air Force One, the company’s chief executive said Tuesday after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. “We have made some great progress on simplifying requirements for Air Force One, streamlining the process...
Last man to walk on the moon has died
 The last man to walk on the moon has died, according to NASA. The government agency took to Twitter to remember retired astronaut Gene Cernan on Monday. Cernan was awarded the Neil Armstrong Outstanding Achievement Award in October at the enshrinement ceremony of the National Hall of Fame inside the Air Force museum at Wright-Patterson Air...

Posted: 3 days ago

The last man to walk on the moon has died, according to NASA. The government agency took to Twitter to remember retired astronaut Gene Cernan on Monday. Cernan was awarded the Neil Armstrong Outstanding Achievement Award in October at the enshrinement ceremony of the National Hall of Fame inside the Air Force museum at Wright-Patterson Air...
Vets group appointee disputed
 Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck has asked for a Court of Appeals hearing to remove a recent appointee to the Montgomery County Veterans Service Commission, claiming the appointment process deprived the group from putting who it wanted on the five-member panel. The court document, filed late Friday afternoon by Heck’s office, contended...

Posted: 6 days ago

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck has asked for a Court of Appeals hearing to remove a recent appointee to the Montgomery County Veterans Service Commission, claiming the appointment process deprived the group from putting who it wanted on the five-member panel. The court document, filed late Friday afternoon by Heck’s office, contended...
All-women skydiving team coming to Dayton Air Show
 An all-women skydiving team will descend on the Vectren Dayton Air Show this summer and the Navy’s Blue Angels will return in 2018, organizers said. The Misty Blues All-Woman Skydiving Team will join long-time acrobatic champion performer Sean D. Tucker and a World War II-era F4U Corsair fighter plane as part of the line-up June 24-25...

Posted: 7 days ago

An all-women skydiving team will descend on the Vectren Dayton Air Show this summer and the Navy’s Blue Angels will return in 2018, organizers said. The Misty Blues All-Woman Skydiving Team will join long-time acrobatic champion performer Sean D. Tucker and a World War II-era F4U Corsair fighter plane as part of the line-up June 24-25...
Air Force Museum sees boost in attendance since new hangar opened
 A massive hangar expansion home to among the most iconic and historic American military planes lifted attendance by double digits in the second half of last year at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, but the overall number of visitors year-to-year was down slightly in 2016, figures show. The world’s largest military aviation...

Posted: 8 days ago

A massive hangar expansion home to among the most iconic and historic American military planes lifted attendance by double digits in the second half of last year at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, but the overall number of visitors year-to-year was down slightly in 2016, figures show. The world’s largest military aviation...
Wright-Patt to seek state infrastructure funds
 Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is expected to be among the contenders competing for a share of $5 million in state money to shore up infrastructure needs at federal facilities across Ohio. State legislators earmarked the money as a kind of insurance marker in the event federal lawmakers push a round of base closures. The nine-member Ohio...

Posted: 10 days ago

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is expected to be among the contenders competing for a share of $5 million in state money to shore up infrastructure needs at federal facilities across Ohio. State legislators earmarked the money as a kind of insurance marker in the event federal lawmakers push a round of base closures. The nine-member Ohio...
Sen. Sherrod Brown says ‘tax cuts’ would impact Wright-Patt, budget
 U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown cautioned Friday that expected “tax cuts for the rich” under the incoming Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress would mean a “bigger hole in the budget.” “We’re either going to get a much bigger deficit or there won’t be the dollars there ought to be for everything...

Posted: 13 days ago

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown cautioned Friday that expected “tax cuts for the rich” under the incoming Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress would mean a “bigger hole in the budget.” “We’re either going to get a much bigger deficit or there won’t be the dollars there ought to be for everything...