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Senators, congressman to tour Wright-Patterson Friday

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Five U.S. senators and a congressman will tour Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Friday for an inside look at the base’s military operations, officials say. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio and co-chairman of the Senate Air Force Caucus, will be joined by caucus co-chairman John Boozman, R-Arkansas. RELATED: Wright-Patt center for trianing...
Effort underway to ban smoking on Veterans Affairs sites across U.S.
 An Ohio congressman has targeted smoking at Department of Veterans Affairs medical clinics and campuses nationwide. U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup, an Iraq war veteran and a doctor, has introduced House legislation that would immediately ban smoking inside VA health care clinics and hospitals and outdoors within five years. “Exposure to second...

Posted: 7 hours ago

An Ohio congressman has targeted smoking at Department of Veterans Affairs medical clinics and campuses nationwide. U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup, an Iraq war veteran and a doctor, has introduced House legislation that would immediately ban smoking inside VA health care clinics and hospitals and outdoors within five years. “Exposure to second...
Need a job? U.S. military looking for cyber warriors
 The nation faces a shortage of cyber workers at a time when threats have grown and a silent cyber war must enlist more troops, officials say. “If you look at what’s going on with the cyber workforce there’s a huge shortage,” said Timothy Birt, Riverside Research information technology security administrator in Beavercreek...

Posted: 13 hours ago

The nation faces a shortage of cyber workers at a time when threats have grown and a silent cyber war must enlist more troops, officials say. “If you look at what’s going on with the cyber workforce there’s a huge shortage,” said Timothy Birt, Riverside Research information technology security administrator in Beavercreek...
Housing development could double in size at Dayton VA
 Lyons Place II, a 55-unit senior housing complex, could double in size if a $9.8 million proposal wins federal tax credits to finance the expansion, a project official said. The three-story 55-unit addition, called McBride Place, would be attached to the existing residential complex and open in 2019, said Wes Young, St. Mary’s Development...

Posted: 13 hours ago

Lyons Place II, a 55-unit senior housing complex, could double in size if a $9.8 million proposal wins federal tax credits to finance the expansion, a project official said. The three-story 55-unit addition, called McBride Place, would be attached to the existing residential complex and open in 2019, said Wes Young, St. Mary’s Development...
Defense contractors land millions of dollars in new deals
 Three defense contractors with ties to Dayton and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base have landed nearly $70 million in contracts, authorities say. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center gave a $25 million information technology contract to Dayton area contractor MacAulay Brown to support the Air Force Equipment Management Center for work...

Posted: a day ago

Three defense contractors with ties to Dayton and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base have landed nearly $70 million in contracts, authorities say. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center gave a $25 million information technology contract to Dayton area contractor MacAulay Brown to support the Air Force Equipment Management Center for work...
Behind the scenes: WWII’s Memphis Belle gets wings restored
 For the first time in 14 years, one of the most iconic planes in American history has earned its wings. Restorers have reattached the wings to the B-17F Memphis Belle, under restoration at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Wednesday, the museum provided a behind-the-scenes look as aircraft workers reattached more pieces to the bomber&rsquo...

Posted: a day ago

For the first time in 14 years, one of the most iconic planes in American history has earned its wings. Restorers have reattached the wings to the B-17F Memphis Belle, under restoration at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Wednesday, the museum provided a behind-the-scenes look as aircraft workers reattached more pieces to the bomber&rsquo...
MAP: 15 cyber attacks you should know about
 Cyber hackers could  attack the country’s power grids, financial institutions or water treatment plants or access private or confidential information of federal employees.  This newspaper took an in-depth look at the latest cyber threats and the training of cyber warriors at the Air Force Institute of Technology. The map below...

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Cyber hackers could attack the country’s power grids, financial institutions or water treatment plants or access private or confidential information of federal employees.  This newspaper took an in-depth look at the latest cyber threats and the training of cyber warriors at the Air Force Institute of Technology. The map below...
The war you can’t see: U.S. cyber warriors protect us from daily attacks
 Cyber warfare could lead to chaos and hackers could potentially attack water treatment and chemical plants, power grids, financial institutions and disable weapon systems, and have stolen personal data of millions of federal employees and consumers. Every hour of every day, cyber warriors silently fight an unrelenting war with millions of...

Posted: a day ago

Cyber warfare could lead to chaos and hackers could potentially attack water treatment and chemical plants, power grids, financial institutions and disable weapon systems, and have stolen personal data of millions of federal employees and consumers. Every hour of every day, cyber warriors silently fight an unrelenting war with millions of...
B-25s will rumble over Dayton
 The anticipated rumble of 17 World War II B-25 Mitchell bombers will soar over Dayton next month to mark the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, officials said. The airplanes are set to fly over Memorial Park at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at 2:30 p.m. April 18. Two B-1B Lancer bombers from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D...

Posted: 7 days ago

The anticipated rumble of 17 World War II B-25 Mitchell bombers will soar over Dayton next month to mark the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, officials said. The airplanes are set to fly over Memorial Park at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at 2:30 p.m. April 18. Two B-1B Lancer bombers from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D...
2 Wright-Patterson officers, former NASIC leader, chosen for general
 Key leaders at the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Fighters and Bombers Directorate at Wright-Patterson have been chosen for promotion to one-star general, according to the Department of Defense. The two are Air Force Col. Evan C. Dertien, AFRL vice commander and a former test pilot, and Col. Anthony W. Genatempo, senior materiel leader...

Posted: 8 days ago

Key leaders at the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Fighters and Bombers Directorate at Wright-Patterson have been chosen for promotion to one-star general, according to the Department of Defense. The two are Air Force Col. Evan C. Dertien, AFRL vice commander and a former test pilot, and Col. Anthony W. Genatempo, senior materiel leader...
Wright-Patterson has “urgent” blood shortage
 Wright-Patterson Medical Center has an “urgent” need for donors of O-positive and O-negative blood this week, medical officials say. Anyone with a Department of Defense ID card, including military, civil service, retirees, contractors and dependents, may donate blood at the Wright-Patterson Medical Center, said Maj. Erica Robinson...

Posted: 8 days ago

Wright-Patterson Medical Center has an “urgent” need for donors of O-positive and O-negative blood this week, medical officials say. Anyone with a Department of Defense ID card, including military, civil service, retirees, contractors and dependents, may donate blood at the Wright-Patterson Medical Center, said Maj. Erica Robinson...
Where does Ohio rank in per capita military spending?
 Ohio’s share of federal defense spending is just over half the national average based on fiscal year 2014 spending, a new analysis shows. Defense dollars in Ohio amounted to $926 per person compared to a national average of $1,759, the Pew Charitable Trusts study concluded. Virginia was the top defense state at $7,636 per capita and...

Posted: 8 days ago

Ohio’s share of federal defense spending is just over half the national average based on fiscal year 2014 spending, a new analysis shows. Defense dollars in Ohio amounted to $926 per person compared to a national average of $1,759, the Pew Charitable Trusts study concluded. Virginia was the top defense state at $7,636 per capita and...
Thousands of Wright-Patt airmen claim First Four tickets in Dayton
 The calls come in before the tickets arrive. Thousands of airmen stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will be among college basketball fans at the University of Dayton Arena Tuesday and Wednesday, courtesy of donated tickets via the Big Hoopla in Dayton, organizers say. “I know we started getting calls for tickets even before...

Posted: 9 days ago

The calls come in before the tickets arrive. Thousands of airmen stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will be among college basketball fans at the University of Dayton Arena Tuesday and Wednesday, courtesy of donated tickets via the Big Hoopla in Dayton, organizers say. “I know we started getting calls for tickets even before...
Cause of death determined for Ohio Guardsman who died in training
 An Ohio Army National Guardsman died during training in Indiana, the military announced late Monday. Capt. Brian A. Stillman was involved in a land navigation exercise at Camp Atterbury, Indiana when he collapsed around 12:30 p.m. Friday, according to the Guard. Stillman, 43, lived in Norton near Akron. Autopsy results determined the cause...

Posted: 10 days ago

An Ohio Army National Guardsman died during training in Indiana, the military announced late Monday. Capt. Brian A. Stillman was involved in a land navigation exercise at Camp Atterbury, Indiana when he collapsed around 12:30 p.m. Friday, according to the Guard. Stillman, 43, lived in Norton near Akron. Autopsy results determined the cause...
Possible Wright-Patterson link in nude photo investigation
 Congressional lawmakers will investigate reports of nude photo sharing among service members in all branches of the military, a Dayton congressman says. The widening inquiry, which began with reports of Marines sharing photos of female Marines, has led the Air Force and Army to probe the issue within their ranks, officials say. A possible...

Posted: 13 days ago

Congressional lawmakers will investigate reports of nude photo sharing among service members in all branches of the military, a Dayton congressman says. The widening inquiry, which began with reports of Marines sharing photos of female Marines, has led the Air Force and Army to probe the issue within their ranks, officials say. A possible...
Huge paratrooper jump set for Saturday at Wright-Patterson
 The largest group of paratroopers to jump over Wright-Patterson in years are set to fill the skies Saturday over the sprawling base. About 75 Army Reserve paratroopers, including a two-star and a one-star general, were expected to jump out of two C-130 troop transports in the afternoon and evening Saturday, base officials said. World War...

Posted: 13 days ago

The largest group of paratroopers to jump over Wright-Patterson in years are set to fill the skies Saturday over the sprawling base. About 75 Army Reserve paratroopers, including a two-star and a one-star general, were expected to jump out of two C-130 troop transports in the afternoon and evening Saturday, base officials said. World War...
Panel chosen to investigate Aviation Hall of Fame finances
 Congressman Mike Turner has chosen a former state Republican Party leader, former Dayton city commissioner and others as members of a panel to investigate the finances and provide recommendations on the future of the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Turner, R-Dayton, said Thursday the five-member panel will explore “how we can ensure...

Posted: 13 days ago

Congressman Mike Turner has chosen a former state Republican Party leader, former Dayton city commissioner and others as members of a panel to investigate the finances and provide recommendations on the future of the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Turner, R-Dayton, said Thursday the five-member panel will explore “how we can ensure...
F-35 to make flying debut at Dayton Air Show
 The Air Force’s newest stealth jet will fly a demonstration for the first at this year’s Vectren Dayton Air Show, organizers announced. The F-35A Lightning II will fly in tandem with a World War II P-51 Mustang in a “heritage flight” at the air show June 24 and 25. RELATED: F-35 to make debut at Dayton Air Show Two...

Posted: 14 days ago

The Air Force’s newest stealth jet will fly a demonstration for the first at this year’s Vectren Dayton Air Show, organizers announced. The F-35A Lightning II will fly in tandem with a World War II P-51 Mustang in a “heritage flight” at the air show June 24 and 25. RELATED: F-35 to make debut at Dayton Air Show Two...
2-time Air Force Marathon winner to tell running tips
 A two-time winner of the Air Force Marathon will tell runners how to survive the grueling competition that attracts 15,000 runners around the world to Wright-Patterson. Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, a medical doctor and Air Force Reserve lieutenant colonel, will speak at six free running clinics starting next week, organizers say. “He knows...

Posted: 14 days ago

A two-time winner of the Air Force Marathon will tell runners how to survive the grueling competition that attracts 15,000 runners around the world to Wright-Patterson. Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, a medical doctor and Air Force Reserve lieutenant colonel, will speak at six free running clinics starting next week, organizers say. “He knows...
Ohio may make it easier for military spouses to get job credentials
 Two Ohio lawmakers say they want to make it easier for active duty service members and military spouses to obtain a occupational license in their career field when they move to the Buckeye State. The legislation would expedite the process to obtain the certification, lawmakers say, a process that depending on the credentials can take up to...

Posted: 15 days ago

Two Ohio lawmakers say they want to make it easier for active duty service members and military spouses to obtain a occupational license in their career field when they move to the Buckeye State. The legislation would expedite the process to obtain the certification, lawmakers say, a process that depending on the credentials can take up to...
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