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$2 million added to state budget for Wright-Patt after panel snub
 Area state lawmakers are backing a $2 million addition to the state budget to pay for everything from roofs to security gate barriers at Wright-Patterson. The money was added after area leaders were stung when a state panel distributing $5 million to military bases across Ohio snubbed Wright-Patterson and NASA Glenn Research Center near Cleveland...

Posted: 21 days ago

Area state lawmakers are backing a $2 million addition to the state budget to pay for everything from roofs to security gate barriers at Wright-Patterson. The money was added after area leaders were stung when a state panel distributing $5 million to military bases across Ohio snubbed Wright-Patterson and NASA Glenn Research Center near Cleveland...
AF generals will take over key posts at Wright-Patterson
 Two Air Force generals will take over two different commands in a rare joint change of command ceremony Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry will be promoted and gain a third star as he takes over the top post at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Brig. Gen. William Cooley, meanwhile...

Posted: 22 days ago

Two Air Force generals will take over two different commands in a rare joint change of command ceremony Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry will be promoted and gain a third star as he takes over the top post at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Brig. Gen. William Cooley, meanwhile...
For Kettering Army Ranger, service was ‘all he lived and breathed’
 Cameron H. Thomas joined the Fairmont High School swim team and practiced mixed martial arts because he wanted to become an Army Ranger, his father said. It was the future soldier’s passion. “It’s all he lived and breathed,” Andre L. Thomas, 58, said of his 23-year-old son. “Whatever he set his mind to, he did...

Posted: 24 days ago

Cameron H. Thomas joined the Fairmont High School swim team and practiced mixed martial arts because he wanted to become an Army Ranger, his father said. It was the future soldier’s passion. “It’s all he lived and breathed,” Andre L. Thomas, 58, said of his 23-year-old son. “Whatever he set his mind to, he did...
Pentagon: Kettering soldier may have been killed by friendly fire
 The father of a Kettering soldier killed in Afghanistan said his son knew the risks of war but was driven to become an Army Ranger.   “We had talks about the possibility of losing his life and he always said that he’d rather die defending his country and defending his family then dying in a car accident or cancer,”...

Posted: 25 days ago

The father of a Kettering soldier killed in Afghanistan said his son knew the risks of war but was driven to become an Army Ranger.   “We had talks about the possibility of losing his life and he always said that he’d rather die defending his country and defending his family then dying in a car accident or cancer,”...
Auto lender to military service members must pay $1.25M penalty
 The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken action against an Ohio auto lender to pay refunds and credits the federal agency says were due to hundreds of consumers, and pay an additional $1.25 million penalty, records show. The CFPB alleged Mason-headquartered Security National Automotive Acceptance Corp., which specializes...

Posted: 25 days ago

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken action against an Ohio auto lender to pay refunds and credits the federal agency says were due to hundreds of consumers, and pay an additional $1.25 million penalty, records show. The CFPB alleged Mason-headquartered Security National Automotive Acceptance Corp., which specializes...
Air Force calls on hackers to find cyber vulnerabilities for a bounty
 The Air Force is looking for a few good hackers. A cyber competition will launch soon to urge computer hackers to find vulnerabilities in Air Force public websites, much as a Department of Defense contest dubbed “Hack the Pentagon” did last year. “We’d like to find out which vulnerabilities are out there that we have...

Posted: 26 days ago

The Air Force is looking for a few good hackers. A cyber competition will launch soon to urge computer hackers to find vulnerabilities in Air Force public websites, much as a Department of Defense contest dubbed “Hack the Pentagon” did last year. “We’d like to find out which vulnerabilities are out there that we have...
Congress votes to keep government open; Wright-Patterson was preparing for shutdown
 UPDATE: 4-28 12:10 p.m.: With just hours to spare, Congress easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But on President Donald Trump's 99th day in office, lawmakers were leaving until next week without completing two other measures he's coveted: A Republican health...

Posted: 26 days ago

UPDATE: 4-28 12:10 p.m.: With just hours to spare, Congress easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But on President Donald Trump's 99th day in office, lawmakers were leaving until next week without completing two other measures he's coveted: A Republican health...
Wright-Patterson gate crasher sentenced
 A federal judge has sentenced a man who pleaded guilty to trespassing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base which caused a major disruption that led to an employee evacuation in two buildings and blocked roads to two years probation. Edward J. Novak, 32, of Beavercreek, also will have to comply with mental health counseling and alcohol and chemical...

Posted: 27 days ago

A federal judge has sentenced a man who pleaded guilty to trespassing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base which caused a major disruption that led to an employee evacuation in two buildings and blocked roads to two years probation. Edward J. Novak, 32, of Beavercreek, also will have to comply with mental health counseling and alcohol and chemical...
Top AFRL civil leader to retire

Posted: 27 days ago

The top civilian leader of the Air Force Research Laboratory will retire from the high-level post Friday. C. Douglas Ebersole has worked as an Air Force civil service employee for 35 years, most recently as a senior executive at AFRL where he managed a more than $4 billion budget and more than 6,000 scientists and engineers. RELATED: AFRL...
Ohio launches ‘Purple Star’ to recognize military-friendly schools
 The state has launched a Purple Star Award to recognize military-friendly schools in Ohio, school and military leaders say. In an announcement Tuesday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, officials pointed to the challenges children in military families face as many transfer to multiple schools during a parent’s career in uniform...

Posted: 27 days ago

The state has launched a Purple Star Award to recognize military-friendly schools in Ohio, school and military leaders say. In an announcement Tuesday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, officials pointed to the challenges children in military families face as many transfer to multiple schools during a parent’s career in uniform...
WWI 100 years later: Australians mark ANZAC Day at Air Force museum
 One by one, they laid red poppies next to three wreaths to remember the fallen of Australia and New Zealand. In the year marking the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, about 100 people, some wearing the uniforms of foreign militaries, marked ANZAC Day in a sunrise ceremony at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The...

Posted: 28 days ago

One by one, they laid red poppies next to three wreaths to remember the fallen of Australia and New Zealand. In the year marking the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, about 100 people, some wearing the uniforms of foreign militaries, marked ANZAC Day in a sunrise ceremony at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The...
Researchers around the world heading to Dayton for AFRL program
 Dozens of researchers around the world will work with Air Force Research Laboratory engineers next month in downtown Dayton on solving targeted issues with autonomous systems, an agency leader says. Thirty-nine academic and industry researchers will join 10 AFRL scientists to work on the problem for about three months, said AFRL executive...

3:04 PM Friday, Apr. 21, 2017

Dozens of researchers around the world will work with Air Force Research Laboratory engineers next month in downtown Dayton on solving targeted issues with autonomous systems, an agency leader says. Thirty-nine academic and industry researchers will join 10 AFRL scientists to work on the problem for about three months, said AFRL executive...
Turner, state lawmakers upset state declined money for Wright-Patt
 Area lawmakers are upset Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was shut out of a share of $5 million in state aid vowed changes Thursday to a state panel that decided to split the money for projects at two Ohio Air National Guard bases. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner and state Reps. Niraj Antani and Rick Perales spoke at a Thursday press conference about...

11:22 PM Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017

Area lawmakers are upset Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was shut out of a share of $5 million in state aid vowed changes Thursday to a state panel that decided to split the money for projects at two Ohio Air National Guard bases. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner and state Reps. Niraj Antani and Rick Perales spoke at a Thursday press conference about...
VA Choice program extended, allows veterans more care options
 The VA is working to replace the VA Choice Program with a less cumbersome approach to allow veterans to receive services more easily from private health care providers, a top agency official says. The work on a replacement comes as President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday that extended the program beyond an Aug. 7, three-year sunset...

10:28 PM Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017

The VA is working to replace the VA Choice Program with a less cumbersome approach to allow veterans to receive services more easily from private health care providers, a top agency official says. The work on a replacement comes as President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday that extended the program beyond an Aug. 7, three-year sunset...
EXCLUSIVE: Top Air Force general says ‘all programs are at risk’
 The absence of a defense budget is the biggest threat the Air Force faces today as it grapples with adversaries and threats around the world, the service branch’s top general says. In an exclusive interview Tuesday with this news outlet, Gen. David L. Goldfein addressed, among other priorities, the consequences a lack of a budget would...

11:00 AM Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017

The absence of a defense budget is the biggest threat the Air Force faces today as it grapples with adversaries and threats around the world, the service branch’s top general says. In an exclusive interview Tuesday with this news outlet, Gen. David L. Goldfein addressed, among other priorities, the consequences a lack of a budget would...
Thousands remember Doolittle Raiders at ceremony
 With bombers streaking overhead, thousands gathered Tuesday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to catch a glimpse of 101-year-old Doolittle Tokyo Raider Richard E. Cole and to mark the 75th anniversary of the Raiders’ daring raid against Japan in World War II. RELATED: Crowds swarm AF museum as B-25s arrive to honor Doolittle...

7:29 PM Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017

With bombers streaking overhead, thousands gathered Tuesday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to catch a glimpse of 101-year-old Doolittle Tokyo Raider Richard E. Cole and to mark the 75th anniversary of the Raiders’ daring raid against Japan in World War II. RELATED: Crowds swarm AF museum as B-25s arrive to honor Doolittle...
Crowds swarm AF museum as B-25s arrive to honor Doolittle Raiders
 Dennis Greenlee peered through a fence early Monday morning to see wings soar and hear the rumble of 11 B-25 Mitchell bombers land at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to mark the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raiders mission against Japan. “It’s very, very thrilling to me,” said Greenlee, 81, an Army veteran...

9:40 PM Monday, Apr. 17, 2017

Dennis Greenlee peered through a fence early Monday morning to see wings soar and hear the rumble of 11 B-25 Mitchell bombers land at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to mark the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raiders mission against Japan. “It’s very, very thrilling to me,” said Greenlee, 81, an Army veteran...
B-25 bombers rumble to AF museum to honor Doolittle Raiders
 Thousands of people swarmed onto the airstrip at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Monday as 11 World War II era B-25s landed to mark the 75th anniversary of the historic Doolittle Raiders attack against Japan. Eighty U.S. Army Air Corps airmen known as the Doolittle Raiders flew in 16 B-25 bombers off the deck of the USS Hornet...

1:00 PM Saturday, Apr. 15, 2017

Thousands of people swarmed onto the airstrip at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Monday as 11 World War II era B-25s landed to mark the 75th anniversary of the historic Doolittle Raiders attack against Japan. Eighty U.S. Army Air Corps airmen known as the Doolittle Raiders flew in 16 B-25 bombers off the deck of the USS Hornet...
Big celebration in Dayton next week to honor WWII’s Doolittle Raiders
 The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will mark the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raiders historic raid against Japan this week. The Army Air Forces Raiders bomber five Japanese cities in the first U.S. strike against the World War II adversary in the aftermath of the devastating attack on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Here...

8:10 PM Friday, Apr. 14, 2017

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will mark the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raiders historic raid against Japan this week. The Army Air Forces Raiders bomber five Japanese cities in the first U.S. strike against the World War II adversary in the aftermath of the devastating attack on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Here...
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