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More jobs coming to Wright-Patterson, officials say
 The National Air and Space Intelligence Center will bolster its ranks with “a few hundred” more personnel at Wright-Patterson in upcoming years, the intelligence unit’s commander said. Cyber experts and data scientists are two key demand areas NASIC at its Wright-Patterson headquarters will be needed to meet national security...

Posted: 17 days ago

The National Air and Space Intelligence Center will bolster its ranks with “a few hundred” more personnel at Wright-Patterson in upcoming years, the intelligence unit’s commander said. Cyber experts and data scientists are two key demand areas NASIC at its Wright-Patterson headquarters will be needed to meet national security...
Police, fire, child care workers exempt from federal hiring freeze
 Filling the jobs of firefighters, police officers and child care workers are among the Defense Department civilian workers exempt from a federal hiring freeze, the Pentagon said Thursday. President Donald J. Trump imposed the temporary hiring freeze under a Jan. 23 executive order, which includes the state’s largest single-site employer...

Posted: 17 days ago

Filling the jobs of firefighters, police officers and child care workers are among the Defense Department civilian workers exempt from a federal hiring freeze, the Pentagon said Thursday. President Donald J. Trump imposed the temporary hiring freeze under a Jan. 23 executive order, which includes the state’s largest single-site employer...
Air Force starts new tattoo policy
 On Wednesday, the new Air Force policy on tattoos became official. The new requirements include doing away with the “25 percent” rule for tattoos on the chest, back, arms and legs. The rule said “Air Force members (were) not allowed to display excessive tattoos that would detract from an appropriate professional image while...

Posted: 17 days ago

On Wednesday, the new Air Force policy on tattoos became official. The new requirements include doing away with the “25 percent” rule for tattoos on the chest, back, arms and legs. The rule said “Air Force members (were) not allowed to display excessive tattoos that would detract from an appropriate professional image while...
Aerospace defense contractor drops out of jet trainer competition
 A major aerospace defense contractor will not compete to win a lucrative $16.3 billion deal to replace the Air Force’s aging T-38 Talon jet trainer. Northrop Grumman Corp. announced Monday it will not submit a proposal for the T-X program, which would produce 350 jet trainers for the Air Force and perhaps hundreds more in foreign sales...

Posted: 18 days ago

A major aerospace defense contractor will not compete to win a lucrative $16.3 billion deal to replace the Air Force’s aging T-38 Talon jet trainer. Northrop Grumman Corp. announced Monday it will not submit a proposal for the T-X program, which would produce 350 jet trainers for the Air Force and perhaps hundreds more in foreign sales...
Air Force general loses 2 stars after sex investigation
 Retired Air Force Gen. Arthur J. Lichte was demoted in rank after an investigation revealed he engaged in inappropriate sexual acts with a subordinate. The 4-star general was lowered to 2 stars or the rank of major general. He retired from the Air Force in 2010, after more than 38 years of service. He was never stationed at Wright-Patterson...

Posted: 17 days ago

Retired Air Force Gen. Arthur J. Lichte was demoted in rank after an investigation revealed he engaged in inappropriate sexual acts with a subordinate. The 4-star general was lowered to 2 stars or the rank of major general. He retired from the Air Force in 2010, after more than 38 years of service. He was never stationed at Wright-Patterson...
Congressman Turner to Aviation Hall: ‘Cease’ talk of selling artifacts
 U.S. Rep. Mike Turner has sent a letter to the National Aviation Hall of Fame demanding the non-profit “cease and desist” any consideration of selling artifacts to raise money. Turner, R-Dayton, said he was approached by five Hall of Fame Board of Trustees members whom he declined to identify Wednesday with concerns about consideration...

Posted: 18 days ago

U.S. Rep. Mike Turner has sent a letter to the National Aviation Hall of Fame demanding the non-profit “cease and desist” any consideration of selling artifacts to raise money. Turner, R-Dayton, said he was approached by five Hall of Fame Board of Trustees members whom he declined to identify Wednesday with concerns about consideration...
Congressman demands Aviation Hall of Fame not sell artifacts
 U.S. Rep. Mike Turner has sent a letter to the National Aviation Hall of Fame demanding the nonprofit “cease and desist” any consideration of selling artifacts to raise money. Turner, R-Dayton, released the letter Wednesday to NAHF chairman William R. Harris Jr.. In the letter, Turner said he learned of the allegation since the...

Posted: 18 days ago

U.S. Rep. Mike Turner has sent a letter to the National Aviation Hall of Fame demanding the nonprofit “cease and desist” any consideration of selling artifacts to raise money. Turner, R-Dayton, released the letter Wednesday to NAHF chairman William R. Harris Jr.. In the letter, Turner said he learned of the allegation since the...
Turner says he has support of Aviation Hall members for investigation
 A Dayton congressman said Monday he has the support of two National Aviation Hall of Fame Board of Trustees members to obtain documents needed to proceed with an investigation into the finances of the organization, while the nonprofit said it had “complete confidence” in audits and its financial advisers. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner...

Posted: 20 days ago

A Dayton congressman said Monday he has the support of two National Aviation Hall of Fame Board of Trustees members to obtain documents needed to proceed with an investigation into the finances of the organization, while the nonprofit said it had “complete confidence” in audits and its financial advisers. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner...
One of few living people from Kennedy motorcade tours Air Force One
 Sid Davis stood aboard Air Force One on Nov. 22, 1963, as Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn into the presidency immediately after President John F. Kennedy was killed by an assassin’s bullet in Dallas. As the former Westinghouse radio broadcaster toured the iconic blue and white Boeing 707 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Monday...

Posted: 20 days ago

Sid Davis stood aboard Air Force One on Nov. 22, 1963, as Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn into the presidency immediately after President John F. Kennedy was killed by an assassin’s bullet in Dallas. As the former Westinghouse radio broadcaster toured the iconic blue and white Boeing 707 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Monday...
Wright-Patt to drill on active shooter scenario this week
 A base exercise will test employee responses to an active shooter scenario and force protection measures, according to base authorities. The exercise is scheduled today through Feb. 2. Additional security measures may cause blocked roads and traffic back-ups. Base personnel may also hear messages over the “giant voice” loud speaker...

Posted: 21 days ago

A base exercise will test employee responses to an active shooter scenario and force protection measures, according to base authorities. The exercise is scheduled today through Feb. 2. Additional security measures may cause blocked roads and traffic back-ups. Base personnel may also hear messages over the “giant voice” loud speaker...
Mom expects big cases for her federal judge daughter, but not one involving Trump
 UPDATE @ 6:20 p.m. (Jan. 30): U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly’s mother thought her daughter might land high-profile cases but not one involving President Trump. “I was kind of worried that maybe they’d bring the drug lord (Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman) that they brought in from Mexico,” Mary Donnelly...

Posted: 20 days ago

UPDATE @ 6:20 p.m. (Jan. 30): U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly’s mother thought her daughter might land high-profile cases but not one involving President Trump. “I was kind of worried that maybe they’d bring the drug lord (Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman) that they brought in from Mexico,” Mary Donnelly...
UD, WSU leaders voice support for international students, faculty
 The leaders of the Dayton region’s two largest universities reinforced their commitment to international students and faculty in the aftermath of President Donald J. Trump’s executive order that temporarily halts admission of refugees into the United States and citizens of seven countries in the Middle East. University of Dayton...

Posted: 21 days ago

The leaders of the Dayton region’s two largest universities reinforced their commitment to international students and faculty in the aftermath of President Donald J. Trump’s executive order that temporarily halts admission of refugees into the United States and citizens of seven countries in the Middle East. University of Dayton...
Trump’s order gets mixed reviews from Ohio lawmakers, campus leaders
 President Donald J. Trump’s executive order to temporarily ban refugees until additional vetting procedures are in place sparked protests in the region and across the country, spurred messages of support to international students and staff at the region’s two largest universities, and brought both condemnation and support among...

Posted: 21 days ago

President Donald J. Trump’s executive order to temporarily ban refugees until additional vetting procedures are in place sparked protests in the region and across the country, spurred messages of support to international students and staff at the region’s two largest universities, and brought both condemnation and support among...
New layoff policy could have big impact at Wright-Patt, federal sites
 For decades, civil service workers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and throughout the Defense Department relied on things such as seniority and veteran status for job security when layoffs hit. That’s no longer the case for many. In a change the Pentagon announced recently, job performance will be the key determination when layoffs...

Posted: 22 days ago

For decades, civil service workers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and throughout the Defense Department relied on things such as seniority and veteran status for job security when layoffs hit. That’s no longer the case for many. In a change the Pentagon announced recently, job performance will be the key determination when layoffs...
Pentagon orders cost review of F-35, Air Force One programs
 Defense Secretary James Mattis on Friday ordered reviews of two key Air Force aircraft programs tied to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base that have been criticized by President Donald Trump as too expensive. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at the base manages the new Air Force One program and has a F-35 Division. Mattis asked Deputy...

Posted: 23 days ago

Defense Secretary James Mattis on Friday ordered reviews of two key Air Force aircraft programs tied to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base that have been criticized by President Donald Trump as too expensive. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at the base manages the new Air Force One program and has a F-35 Division. Mattis asked Deputy...
Cincinnati Reds Winter Caravan headed to Air Force museum
 The first pitch of spring is weeks away, but members of the Cincinnati Reds will be talking baseball at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Saturday. Team members will stop at the world’s largest military aviation museum on a Winter Caravan tour of 17 sites in five states. MORE: Reds Caravan to make stop in Hamilton on Saturday...

Posted: 23 days ago

The first pitch of spring is weeks away, but members of the Cincinnati Reds will be talking baseball at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Saturday. Team members will stop at the world’s largest military aviation museum on a Winter Caravan tour of 17 sites in five states. MORE: Reds Caravan to make stop in Hamilton on Saturday...
Wright-Patterson hiring on hold after President Trump orders freeze
 A presidential executive order imposing a hiring freeze will put a hold on hiring new civilian workers for weeks at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the largest single-site employer in Ohio, officials say. Wright-Patterson spokesman Daryl Mayer said Thursday the base has imposed a hiring freeze to comply with the directive. The order President...

Posted: 24 days ago

A presidential executive order imposing a hiring freeze will put a hold on hiring new civilian workers for weeks at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the largest single-site employer in Ohio, officials say. Wright-Patterson spokesman Daryl Mayer said Thursday the base has imposed a hiring freeze to comply with the directive. The order President...
Turner launches investigation into National Aviation Hall of Fame
 U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, says he is launching an investigation into the finances of the National Aviation Hall of Fame headquartered at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The museum lost the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony last month after the board of trustees announced it was moving the event for one year to...

Posted: 25 days ago

U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, says he is launching an investigation into the finances of the National Aviation Hall of Fame headquartered at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The museum lost the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony last month after the board of trustees announced it was moving the event for one year to...
Church/state violation alleged at Wright-Patt
 A National Air and Space Intelligence Center employee has filed a complaint alleging a violation of Air Force rules on the separation of church and state because of “evangelical” religious references on charity collection boxes for gloves that were inside two NASIC buildings, a copy of the document shows. A civilian employee filed...

Posted: 26 days ago

A National Air and Space Intelligence Center employee has filed a complaint alleging a violation of Air Force rules on the separation of church and state because of “evangelical” religious references on charity collection boxes for gloves that were inside two NASIC buildings, a copy of the document shows. A civilian employee filed...
Wright-Patt security level unchanged after Arizona base lock down
 A temporary lock down of an Arizona air base after a report of gun shots did not change the security threat level at Wright-Patterson, according to a spokesman. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base near Tuscon, Ariz., was temporarily on lock down on Monday “out of an abundance of caution” after an airman near the flight line reported...

Posted: 26 days ago

A temporary lock down of an Arizona air base after a report of gun shots did not change the security threat level at Wright-Patterson, according to a spokesman. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base near Tuscon, Ariz., was temporarily on lock down on Monday “out of an abundance of caution” after an airman near the flight line reported...
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