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Dayton Air Show ranks among 10 best in the nation, poll says
 The Vectren Dayton Air Show ranks among the top 10 best air shows in the nation, according to an online poll of USA Today readers. The Dayton Air Show was chosen eighth best, according to polls results released late last week. RELATED: Air show legend to retire solo career after next season At this year’s air show, the F-35 Lighting...

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The Vectren Dayton Air Show ranks among the top 10 best air shows in the nation, according to an online poll of USA Today readers. The Dayton Air Show was chosen eighth best, according to polls results released late last week. RELATED: Air show legend to retire solo career after next season At this year’s air show, the F-35 Lighting...
WHAT TO KNOW: Five aviation stories from the past week
 Whether it’s cutting-edge research or time-tested manufacturing, there was plenty of aviation-related news from in and around Dayton in the past week. Here are five stories you may have missed. Staff Writer Barrie Barber reported Friday that the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) received a seven-year, $43 million Air Force...

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Whether it’s cutting-edge research or time-tested manufacturing, there was plenty of aviation-related news from in and around Dayton in the past week. Here are five stories you may have missed. Staff Writer Barrie Barber reported Friday that the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) received a seven-year, $43 million Air Force...
Air Force awards big contract to UDRI
 The University of Dayton Research Institute has received a seven-year, $43 million Air Force contract to develop nonmetal materials for airplanes, spacecraft and ground vehicles. Researchers at UDRI’s campus and at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will investigate adhesives, sealants, elastomers,...

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The University of Dayton Research Institute has received a seven-year, $43 million Air Force contract to develop nonmetal materials for airplanes, spacecraft and ground vehicles. Researchers at UDRI’s campus and at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will investigate adhesives, sealants, elastomers,...
Son of Cold War U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers to appear at AF Museum
 Francis Gary Powers Jr. was often questioned about his father, but the answers were lacking. The son of the most famous Cold War pilot, Francis Gary Powers Sr., who was shot down in a U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union in 1960, wanted answers so he decided to find them. “I didn’t do research to vindicate my father,” said...

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Francis Gary Powers Jr. was often questioned about his father, but the answers were lacking. The son of the most famous Cold War pilot, Francis Gary Powers Sr., who was shot down in a U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union in 1960, wanted answers so he decided to find them. “I didn’t do research to vindicate my father,” said...
Air Force to purchase helicopters that would guard nuclear bases
 The Air Force has launched a $4.1 billion program to replace 62 decades-old UH-1N Huey helicopter to guard intercontinental nuclear missile bases on the Great Plains and transport high-level officials in “continuity of government” operations. The long-anticipated competition is expected to pit the Boeing Co., teamed with Leonardo...

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The Air Force has launched a $4.1 billion program to replace 62 decades-old UH-1N Huey helicopter to guard intercontinental nuclear missile bases on the Great Plains and transport high-level officials in “continuity of government” operations. The long-anticipated competition is expected to pit the Boeing Co., teamed with Leonardo...
Air Force adds GE Aviation to $409M contract
 The Air Force Research Laboratory has added GE Aviation among at least three companies part of a seven-year, $409 million contract to develop “next generation” thermal, power and control technologies on fighter and bomber aircraft. RELATED: GE Aviation acquires robotics maker The initial GE order is worth $106,000 and will continue...

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The Air Force Research Laboratory has added GE Aviation among at least three companies part of a seven-year, $409 million contract to develop “next generation” thermal, power and control technologies on fighter and bomber aircraft. RELATED: GE Aviation acquires robotics maker The initial GE order is worth $106,000 and will continue...
Navy awards multi-million dollar contract to two Dayton area firms
 The Navy has selected two Dayton area firms among 11 nationally for a combined contract worth up to $92 million over five years for information technology support at military education facilities. Beavercreek-headquartered Creek Technologies Co. and Riverside-based Evanhoe & Associates, Inc., were part of the group of companies awarded a...

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The Navy has selected two Dayton area firms among 11 nationally for a combined contract worth up to $92 million over five years for information technology support at military education facilities. Beavercreek-headquartered Creek Technologies Co. and Riverside-based Evanhoe & Associates, Inc., were part of the group of companies awarded a...
Turner legislation would keep aviation hall in Ohio
 A Dayton congressman has attempted to thwart any potential move of the National Aviation Hall of Fame from Ohio. But an attorney representing the nonprofit organization said Tuesday there are no plans to leave the state. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner added a measure to a House defense authorization bill that would strip authority from the NAHF board...

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A Dayton congressman has attempted to thwart any potential move of the National Aviation Hall of Fame from Ohio. But an attorney representing the nonprofit organization said Tuesday there are no plans to leave the state. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner added a measure to a House defense authorization bill that would strip authority from the NAHF board...
Wright-Patt job fair seeks to recruit veterans for jobs
 A veterans job fair is expected to draw dozens of employers next week to the Hope Hotel and Conference Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Job seekers may attend the Disabled American Veterans and RecruitMilitary job fair between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday, July 27. RELATED: Wright-Patt recaches 100th anniversary in 2017 Some of the...

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A veterans job fair is expected to draw dozens of employers next week to the Hope Hotel and Conference Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Job seekers may attend the Disabled American Veterans and RecruitMilitary job fair between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday, July 27. RELATED: Wright-Patt recaches 100th anniversary in 2017 Some of the...
Dayton VA chief to retire from post
 The Dayton VA Medical Center director recognized nationally for his work to help two embattled VA medical facilities in the midst of scandals will step down in October from the local top post. Glenn Costie, 55, announced his retirement Monday to give the VA time to find and train a replacement before he leaves. “I feel like the organization...

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The Dayton VA Medical Center director recognized nationally for his work to help two embattled VA medical facilities in the midst of scandals will step down in October from the local top post. Glenn Costie, 55, announced his retirement Monday to give the VA time to find and train a replacement before he leaves. “I feel like the organization...
Defense budget: Military personnel get biggest pay raise in 8 years
 The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $696 billion defense authorization bill Friday, going beyond what the Trump administration asked for, targeting improved military readiness, buying more ships and planes, and failing to authorize a new round of future base closures. The bill passed the House in a 344-81 vote. The Trump administration...

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $696 billion defense authorization bill Friday, going beyond what the Trump administration asked for, targeting improved military readiness, buying more ships and planes, and failing to authorize a new round of future base closures. The bill passed the House in a 344-81 vote. The Trump administration...
Turner amendment to study Space Corps fails to get vote
 An area congressman’s attempt to study the creation of a Space Corps before pushing ahead to launch it as a military branch has failed to gain congressional backing. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, said he was disappointed the House Rules Committee decided this week to prevent consideration of his amendment to the fiscal year 2018...

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An area congressman’s attempt to study the creation of a Space Corps before pushing ahead to launch it as a military branch has failed to gain congressional backing. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, said he was disappointed the House Rules Committee decided this week to prevent consideration of his amendment to the fiscal year 2018...
Wright-Patt treating tainted water in contaminated drinking wells
 Two tainted drinking water wells that serve thousands at Wright-Patterson started pumping water in June after a more than year-long shut down, an environmental official says. The latest drinking water samples pumped out of the two tainted wells show the treated water has nearly “non detectable” indicators of contaminants typically...

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Two tainted drinking water wells that serve thousands at Wright-Patterson started pumping water in June after a more than year-long shut down, an environmental official says. The latest drinking water samples pumped out of the two tainted wells show the treated water has nearly “non detectable” indicators of contaminants typically...
Company, research group aim to increase business with Wright-Patterson
 A nonprofit research group and a firm with ties to the defense industry plan to open offices at a Riverside office park near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, while a third company will expand at the site, officials say. Menya Communications has opened at Wright Point Office Park, bringing about six jobs from a previous location at TechTown...

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A nonprofit research group and a firm with ties to the defense industry plan to open offices at a Riverside office park near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, while a third company will expand at the site, officials say. Menya Communications has opened at Wright Point Office Park, bringing about six jobs from a previous location at TechTown...
Small private plane makes emergency landing at Wright-Patt
 A small private plane made an emergency landing Tuesday on a taxiway at Wright-Patterson because the pilot said the aircraft was running low on fuel, a base spokesman said. The single-engine propeller plane had a pilot and passenger aboard, but the names of the two men and the type of aircraft involved were not immediately released Tuesday...

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A small private plane made an emergency landing Tuesday on a taxiway at Wright-Patterson because the pilot said the aircraft was running low on fuel, a base spokesman said. The single-engine propeller plane had a pilot and passenger aboard, but the names of the two men and the type of aircraft involved were not immediately released Tuesday...
Deadly Marine crash: C-130 has ‘very reliable’ record, expert says
 The Marine Corps KC-130 refueling plane that crashed Monday killing 16 service members in Mississippi is part of a long-flying cargo aircraft-type that has shown high reliability since the 1950s, a defense expert said. LATEST UPDATES: At least 16 die in military plane crash in rural Mississippi Fifteen Marines and a Navy corpsman were on...

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The Marine Corps KC-130 refueling plane that crashed Monday killing 16 service members in Mississippi is part of a long-flying cargo aircraft-type that has shown high reliability since the 1950s, a defense expert said. LATEST UPDATES: At least 16 die in military plane crash in rural Mississippi Fifteen Marines and a Navy corpsman were on...
B-17 returns to local skies seven decades later
 More than 70 years after reporting for duty at Wright Field, an Army Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortress lumbered over the skies of Dayton on Monday in a salute to history. The restored aircraft, nicknamed the Madras Maiden, landed at Dayton International Airport, where the public will be able to see and fly aboard the World War II-era plane...

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More than 70 years after reporting for duty at Wright Field, an Army Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortress lumbered over the skies of Dayton on Monday in a salute to history. The restored aircraft, nicknamed the Madras Maiden, landed at Dayton International Airport, where the public will be able to see and fly aboard the World War II-era plane...
Threats will drive BRAC strategy, Air Force leader says
 If Congress authorizes a new round of military base closures, what a base does as its mission will matter most, a top Air Force leader says. In an exclusive interview with this newspaper, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed base realignment and closure, whether the nation should launch a Space Corps as a new military branch...

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If Congress authorizes a new round of military base closures, what a base does as its mission will matter most, a top Air Force leader says. In an exclusive interview with this newspaper, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed base realignment and closure, whether the nation should launch a Space Corps as a new military branch...
Thunderbirds pilot recovering at home
 An Air Force Thunderbirds pilot injured in a F-16D fighter jet that ran off a runway and overturned at Dayton International Airport last month is now recovering at home, the Air Force confirmed Saturday. Capt. Erik Gonsalves, team narrator who flew the Thunderbird No. 8 jet, was hurt June 23 in the mishap that remains under investigation...

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An Air Force Thunderbirds pilot injured in a F-16D fighter jet that ran off a runway and overturned at Dayton International Airport last month is now recovering at home, the Air Force confirmed Saturday. Capt. Erik Gonsalves, team narrator who flew the Thunderbird No. 8 jet, was hurt June 23 in the mishap that remains under investigation...
AF Secretary in exclusive interview talks about BRAC, security threats
 After years of shrinking almost everything — from the size of its fleet of airplanes and fighter squadrons to its active-duty forces — the Air Force is looking to expand to meet the increasingly dire threats around the globe, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson said in an exclusive interview with this newspaper. “We...

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After years of shrinking almost everything — from the size of its fleet of airplanes and fighter squadrons to its active-duty forces — the Air Force is looking to expand to meet the increasingly dire threats around the globe, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson said in an exclusive interview with this newspaper. “We...
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