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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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Holocaust survivor shares story of horror of war at Air Force museum
 Samuel Heider lost three sisters, three brothers, his mother and father, and an infant nephew in Nazi concentration camps. He was the only one in his family who survived. Heider, 92, of Dayton, spoke emotionally of his treacherous journey through the depths of the atrocities of Nazi run concentration camps over five years at a “Voices...

Posted: 6 hours ago

Samuel Heider lost three sisters, three brothers, his mother and father, and an infant nephew in Nazi concentration camps. He was the only one in his family who survived. Heider, 92, of Dayton, spoke emotionally of his treacherous journey through the depths of the atrocities of Nazi run concentration camps over five years at a “Voices...
Air Force Marathon sign up cost going up
 Running in the Air Force Marathon will get a little more expensive soon if you haven’t signed up for one of the series of races. Registration fees will rise $10 for the full- and half-marathon and the 10K races on Tuesday, April 4, organizers say. Today, registration costs for the full marathon are $95; half-marathon, $85; and 10K,...

Posted: a day ago

Running in the Air Force Marathon will get a little more expensive soon if you haven’t signed up for one of the series of races. Registration fees will rise $10 for the full- and half-marathon and the 10K races on Tuesday, April 4, organizers say. Today, registration costs for the full marathon are $95; half-marathon, $85; and 10K,...
Holocaust survivors to speak at Air Force museum
 Two survivors of the Holocaust were set to speak Wednesday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force about their survival and overcoming adversity. “Voices of the Holocaust,” with survivors Ira Segalwitz and Renate Frydman, is set for 10 a.m. in the museum. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Nazi-ruled Germany killed...

Posted: a day ago

Two survivors of the Holocaust were set to speak Wednesday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force about their survival and overcoming adversity. “Voices of the Holocaust,” with survivors Ira Segalwitz and Renate Frydman, is set for 10 a.m. in the museum. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Nazi-ruled Germany killed...
Wright-Patt gate to close as part of security upgrade
 Thousands of Wright-Patterson employees will need to find a new way into work beginning Monday when the heavily trafficked National Road gate closes for several weeks because of a $1.3 million security upgrade. The upgrade is part of millions of dollars in planned improvements designed to thwart unwanted intruders. Gate 19B off National Road...

Posted: a day ago

Thousands of Wright-Patterson employees will need to find a new way into work beginning Monday when the heavily trafficked National Road gate closes for several weeks because of a $1.3 million security upgrade. The upgrade is part of millions of dollars in planned improvements designed to thwart unwanted intruders. Gate 19B off National Road...
Defense contractor lands $47M laser research deal
 A Dayton area defense contractor has landed a six-year, $47.7 million research deal to protect military warfigthers and harden materials against laser attacks, according to the Department of Defense. UES, Inc. of Beavercreek, was awarded the contract, continuing research at the Laser Hardened Materials Evaluation Laboratory inside the Air...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Dayton area defense contractor has landed a six-year, $47.7 million research deal to protect military warfigthers and harden materials against laser attacks, according to the Department of Defense. UES, Inc. of Beavercreek, was awarded the contract, continuing research at the Laser Hardened Materials Evaluation Laboratory inside the Air...
Cyber war at home: 7 ways to protect yourself
 If you lock your car at night, can you guarantee no one will get inside? Cyber experts say it’s the same for your personal computer and other devices. “A really good thief who has all the tools at their disposal is going to get into your car,” said David Salisbury, a University of Dayton information systems professor. &ldquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

If you lock your car at night, can you guarantee no one will get inside? Cyber experts say it’s the same for your personal computer and other devices. “A really good thief who has all the tools at their disposal is going to get into your car,” said David Salisbury, a University of Dayton information systems professor. &ldquo...
Five things to know: Are you at risk for a cyber attack?
 If you’re online, you’re at risk, experts say. “The fact of the matter is we as a society do more and more and more stuff online — that’s individuals, that’s governments, that’s businesses — and when you do that … what we call the threat surface has grown exponentially,” said David...

Posted: 3 days ago

If you’re online, you’re at risk, experts say. “The fact of the matter is we as a society do more and more and more stuff online — that’s individuals, that’s governments, that’s businesses — and when you do that … what we call the threat surface has grown exponentially,” said David...
Air Force responds to Trump’s concerns over Air Force One costs
 The Air Force has put a general in a newly created post in charge of developing the next Air Force One, which is under a Pentagon review after criticism  from President Donald Trump about the plane’s costs. The change shows how seriously the Air Force is taking criticism of a program that costs taxpayers billions of dollars. Brig. Gen...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Air Force has put a general in a newly created post in charge of developing the next Air Force One, which is under a Pentagon review after criticism from President Donald Trump about the plane’s costs. The change shows how seriously the Air Force is taking criticism of a program that costs taxpayers billions of dollars. Brig. Gen...
An inside look: What’s it take to be a cyber warrior?
 They aren’t traditional warriors. They don’t slog through muddy battlefields or pilot planes. Their adversaries are silent, marching through computer networks, often thousands of miles outside of U.S. shores. Cyber operations are a big part of modern warfare — an absolutely crucial part for the United States, say experts...

Posted: 5 days ago

They aren’t traditional warriors. They don’t slog through muddy battlefields or pilot planes. Their adversaries are silent, marching through computer networks, often thousands of miles outside of U.S. shores. Cyber operations are a big part of modern warfare — an absolutely crucial part for the United States, say experts...
Ohio’s Senators tour Wright-Patt as budget pressures mount
 Ohio’s two U.S. senators say a federal government shut down is unlikely next month, but added the prospect of keeping spending levels at last year’s rate could stay in place beyond a late April deadline to reach a budget deal. Five U.S. senators, including Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, were joined by John Boozman...

Posted: 5 days ago

Ohio’s two U.S. senators say a federal government shut down is unlikely next month, but added the prospect of keeping spending levels at last year’s rate could stay in place beyond a late April deadline to reach a budget deal. Five U.S. senators, including Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, were joined by John Boozman...
Air Force responds to concerns from Trump over Air Force One costs
 The Air Force has put a general in a newly created post in charge of the development of the next Air Force One, which is under a Pentagon review after criticism of the plane’s costs from President Donald Trump. The change shows how seriously the Air Force is taking criticism of a program that costs taxpayers billions of dollars. Brig...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Air Force has put a general in a newly created post in charge of the development of the next Air Force One, which is under a Pentagon review after criticism of the plane’s costs from President Donald Trump. The change shows how seriously the Air Force is taking criticism of a program that costs taxpayers billions of dollars. Brig...