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Dayton VA to celebrate 150 years of service to veterans
 Two years after the end of the Civil War, former soldiers were housed on hundreds of acres filled with ornate gardens in Dayton at what would become the largest home for veterans in the nation. That place began as the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, the genesis of the Dayton VA Medical Center, which this year marks its 150th...

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Two years after the end of the Civil War, former soldiers were housed on hundreds of acres filled with ornate gardens in Dayton at what would become the largest home for veterans in the nation. That place began as the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, the genesis of the Dayton VA Medical Center, which this year marks its 150th...
Trump names his choice for Air Force secretary
 A former congresswoman and Air Force Academy graduate will be nominated to become the next secretary of the Air Force, the Trump administration said Monday. Former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., an Air Force officer in Europe at the height of the Cold War of the 1980s, was nominated by President Donald J. Trump for the highest civilian...

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A former congresswoman and Air Force Academy graduate will be nominated to become the next secretary of the Air Force, the Trump administration said Monday. Former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., an Air Force officer in Europe at the height of the Cold War of the 1980s, was nominated by President Donald J. Trump for the highest civilian...
Dayton-area Republicans energized, party chairman says
 They stood by the dozens and applauded and cheered when the first Republican president in eight years was sworn into office on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Friday. Watching on television screens, a crowd of more than 200 gathered at the Dayton Country Club as Donald J. Trump became the 45th president of the United States. “After...

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They stood by the dozens and applauded and cheered when the first Republican president in eight years was sworn into office on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Friday. Watching on television screens, a crowd of more than 200 gathered at the Dayton Country Club as Donald J. Trump became the 45th president of the United States. “After...
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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...
Wright-Patt directorate expects ‘spike’ in sales after big drop in 2016
 The Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate handled $8.1 billion in foreign military sales in fiscal year 2016, a drop of more than half from the prior year. AFSAC Director Brig. Gen. Gregory M. Gutterman expects the Wright-Patterson headquartered agency with more than 600 employees who handle deals with 108 countries to...

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The Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate handled $8.1 billion in foreign military sales in fiscal year 2016, a drop of more than half from the prior year. AFSAC Director Brig. Gen. Gregory M. Gutterman expects the Wright-Patterson headquartered agency with more than 600 employees who handle deals with 108 countries to...
Aerospace giants compete on Air Force jet contract
 The Air Force anticipates awarding a $16.3 billion contract this year to build a next generation jet trainer. Managed at Wright-Patterson, the multi-billion dollar T-X program formally asked for proposals Dec. 30. The high stakes competition, and likely the last big U.S. military aircraft deal this decade, could draw bids from at least five...

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The Air Force anticipates awarding a $16.3 billion contract this year to build a next generation jet trainer. Managed at Wright-Patterson, the multi-billion dollar T-X program formally asked for proposals Dec. 30. The high stakes competition, and likely the last big U.S. military aircraft deal this decade, could draw bids from at least five...
Hypothermia cause of death for man found dead at WPAFB
 A Dayton man whose body was found Dec. 20 near a taxiway at Wright-Patterson apparently died of hypothermia, according to preliminary autopsy findings. Wright-Patterson authorities released the preliminary findings Thursday based on an autopsy conducted by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office last month. However, an official autopsy...

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A Dayton man whose body was found Dec. 20 near a taxiway at Wright-Patterson apparently died of hypothermia, according to preliminary autopsy findings. Wright-Patterson authorities released the preliminary findings Thursday based on an autopsy conducted by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office last month. However, an official autopsy...
Air Force Marathon registration down from last year
 More than 4,600 runners registered Monday to claim a spot in the 2017 Air Force Marathon, about 1,000 less than last year, according to an event organizer. But Marathon Director Rob Aguiar said he’s not worried about the slower start out of the running block. “Runners are making more choices,” Aguiar said. “I&rsquo...

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More than 4,600 runners registered Monday to claim a spot in the 2017 Air Force Marathon, about 1,000 less than last year, according to an event organizer. But Marathon Director Rob Aguiar said he’s not worried about the slower start out of the running block. “Runners are making more choices,” Aguiar said. “I&rsquo...
AF Marathon registration servers overwhelmed, registration continues
 A rush of runners registering as soon as possible today for the 2017 Air Force Marathon temporarily overwhelmed the marathon’s main website before the issue was fixed, a race organizer said. But the technical snafu never stopped registration because runners were directed to an alternative website, according to Rob Aguiar, marathon director...

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A rush of runners registering as soon as possible today for the 2017 Air Force Marathon temporarily overwhelmed the marathon’s main website before the issue was fixed, a race organizer said. But the technical snafu never stopped registration because runners were directed to an alternative website, according to Rob Aguiar, marathon director...
Aerospace companies competing for next big Air Force contract
 Aerospace companies will be jostling in a fierce battle to win what could be the last lucrative new military aircraft contract of the decade. The competition is likely to pit at least five teams — mostly U.S. aerospace giants partnered with foreign manufacturers - to claim an order of 350 Air Force jet trainers to replace the decades-old...

Posted: 28 days ago

Aerospace companies will be jostling in a fierce battle to win what could be the last lucrative new military aircraft contract of the decade. The competition is likely to pit at least five teams — mostly U.S. aerospace giants partnered with foreign manufacturers - to claim an order of 350 Air Force jet trainers to replace the decades-old...
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