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Kucinich rallies with protesters against hospital closure
 Ohio Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Dennis Kucinich vowed to join the fight against the closure of Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, rallying with protesters outside Premier Health headquarters Tuesday in downtown Dayton. It marked the second straight day of protests, but this one headlined with the former presidential candidate and Ohio...

Posted: 21 days ago

Ohio Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Dennis Kucinich vowed to join the fight against the closure of Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, rallying with protesters outside Premier Health headquarters Tuesday in downtown Dayton. It marked the second straight day of protests, but this one headlined with the former presidential candidate and Ohio...
Concern arises that fitness map could show base activity here, overseas
 Some fear the locations of U.S. troops in sensitive areas overseas could be revealed because of a heat-tracking map that shows where fitness users outfitted with wireless technology exercise, The Washington Post has reported. The Post reported this weekend that the Strava Global Heat Map, which shows through lines of light on a map the areas...

Posted: 22 days ago

Some fear the locations of U.S. troops in sensitive areas overseas could be revealed because of a heat-tracking map that shows where fitness users outfitted with wireless technology exercise, The Washington Post has reported. The Post reported this weekend that the Strava Global Heat Map, which shows through lines of light on a map the areas...
UDRI lands Air Force contract to protect jet turbines
 The University of Dayton Research Institute has landed a $1.5 million contract to develop coatings for turbine engine parts in a bid to improve fuel efficiency and cost savings, according to the institute. RELATED: AFRL: ‘We’re not moving fast enough’ Turbine engines run in a wide range of environments that degrade parts...

Posted: 22 days ago

The University of Dayton Research Institute has landed a $1.5 million contract to develop coatings for turbine engine parts in a bid to improve fuel efficiency and cost savings, according to the institute. RELATED: AFRL: ‘We’re not moving fast enough’ Turbine engines run in a wide range of environments that degrade parts...
‘We’re not moving fast enough,’ Air Force leader says
 The Air Force will launch a nationwide listening tour to find out what technology it may target in the future in the face of adversaries gaining technological advances faster, a top Air Force Research Laboratory leader says. Air Force researchers have in recent years focused top priorities on developing aircraft and missiles that travel at...

Posted: 22 days ago

The Air Force will launch a nationwide listening tour to find out what technology it may target in the future in the face of adversaries gaining technological advances faster, a top Air Force Research Laboratory leader says. Air Force researchers have in recent years focused top priorities on developing aircraft and missiles that travel at...
Ohio gives police agencies guidelines on drone use
 Ohio law enforcement agencies should never use drones for “unauthorized surveillance,” a state advisory panel says, but a civil liberties group contended a list of recommendations to police on the use of drones does not go far enough to protect privacy. An advisory group on unmanned aerial systems working with Ohio Attorney General...

Posted: 22 days ago

Ohio law enforcement agencies should never use drones for “unauthorized surveillance,” a state advisory panel says, but a civil liberties group contended a list of recommendations to police on the use of drones does not go far enough to protect privacy. An advisory group on unmanned aerial systems working with Ohio Attorney General...
Wright Patt Fighters and Bombers program will get new commander
 A senior leader at a nuclear weapons center center will lead the Wright-Patterson office that oversees development of the Air Force’s fighters and bombers. Col. Heath A. Collins will be promoted to the rank of brigadier general as commander of the Fighters and Bombers Directorate at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson...

Posted: 25 days ago

A senior leader at a nuclear weapons center center will lead the Wright-Patterson office that oversees development of the Air Force’s fighters and bombers. Col. Heath A. Collins will be promoted to the rank of brigadier general as commander of the Fighters and Bombers Directorate at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson...
Wright-Patt centrifuge operations delayed until March
 A $34.4 million centrifuge that was set to be approved for operations late last year is now scheduled to reach that milestone in March, according to Wright-Patterson officials. Billed as the world’s most advanced centrifuge, once it’s fully operational it will test the “G-tolerance” of hundreds of Air Force, Navy and...

Posted: 25 days ago

A $34.4 million centrifuge that was set to be approved for operations late last year is now scheduled to reach that milestone in March, according to Wright-Patterson officials. Billed as the world’s most advanced centrifuge, once it’s fully operational it will test the “G-tolerance” of hundreds of Air Force, Navy and...
Heard a loud boom? Base conducting training exercise, official says
 Heard a loud boom near Wright-Patterson today? An explosive ordinance disposal team was involved in training exercises Wednesday, Jan.24, and Thursday, Jan. 25, causing the loud noises, according to Wright-Patterson spokeswoman Stacey Geiger. The training was scheduled to conclude Wednesday morning. The newsroom has received phone calls and...

Posted: 26 days ago

Heard a loud boom near Wright-Patterson today? An explosive ordinance disposal team was involved in training exercises Wednesday, Jan.24, and Thursday, Jan. 25, causing the loud noises, according to Wright-Patterson spokeswoman Stacey Geiger. The training was scheduled to conclude Wednesday morning. The newsroom has received phone calls and...
Air Force Marathon tops list of ‘best’ fall marathons
 The Air Force Marathon tops the list of the “15 Best Fall Marathons in the U.S.” in 2018, according to the fitness website Daily Burn. Daily Burn, which has named the marathon to the list in prior years, cited a mostly flat course through Wright-Patterson, “awesome jet flyovers” to launch the race and “enthusiastic...

Posted: 27 days ago

The Air Force Marathon tops the list of the “15 Best Fall Marathons in the U.S.” in 2018, according to the fitness website Daily Burn. Daily Burn, which has named the marathon to the list in prior years, cited a mostly flat course through Wright-Patterson, “awesome jet flyovers” to launch the race and “enthusiastic...
Furloughed Wright Patt workers will be paid
 Wright-Patterson Air Force Base furloughed about 8,600 civil service employees during a short-lived federal government closure, the most at the state’s largest single-site employer since a shutdown last struck less than five years ago. Federal employees who were furloughed or who worked during a three-day partial federal government...

Posted: 28 days ago

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base furloughed about 8,600 civil service employees during a short-lived federal government closure, the most at the state’s largest single-site employer since a shutdown last struck less than five years ago. Federal employees who were furloughed or who worked during a three-day partial federal government...
Air Force museum to reopen after shutdown
 The world’s largest military aviation museum reopens today after a government shutdown shuttered the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. RELATED: Thousands head back to work at Wright-Patt as shutdown ends The museum had opened for four hours Saturday in the midst of the shutdown until closing at 1 p.m. that day. A spokesperson had...

Posted: 28 days ago

The world’s largest military aviation museum reopens today after a government shutdown shuttered the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. RELATED: Thousands head back to work at Wright-Patt as shutdown ends The museum had opened for four hours Saturday in the midst of the shutdown until closing at 1 p.m. that day. A spokesperson had...
Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinement to return to Dayton in 2020
 A coveted National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony of aerospace legends will return to Dayton in 2020, the organization announced Monday. The enshrinement will be in the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. this year, and at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum Denver, Colo., in 2019 , the organization said. The...

Posted: 29 days ago

A coveted National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony of aerospace legends will return to Dayton in 2020, the organization announced Monday. The enshrinement will be in the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. this year, and at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum Denver, Colo., in 2019 , the organization said. The...
Thousands head back to work at Wright-Patt as shutdown ends
 Michael Heironimus, a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base civil service worker for nine years, trekked to work Monday only to be handed a furlough notice. The mood was somber, he said. “There is a lot of apprehension, especially folks who have not gone through this before and do not know what is going to happen,” he said. The shutdown...

Posted: 29 days ago

Michael Heironimus, a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base civil service worker for nine years, trekked to work Monday only to be handed a furlough notice. The mood was somber, he said. “There is a lot of apprehension, especially folks who have not gone through this before and do not know what is going to happen,” he said. The shutdown...
U.S. Air Force Museum temporarily closed during shutdown
 The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is temporarily closed, effective Jan. 20, 2018 due to the federal government shutdown. All museum events and activities have been suspended until an appropriation bill or continuing resolution is enacted.  If the museum reopens by Jan. 27, 2018, the Reds Caravan event will continue as planned...

4:32 PM Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is temporarily closed, effective Jan. 20, 2018 due to the federal government shutdown. All museum events and activities have been suspended until an appropriation bill or continuing resolution is enacted.  If the museum reopens by Jan. 27, 2018, the Reds Caravan event will continue as planned...
Shutdown: Air Force museum closes: Wright-Patt workers face furlough
 The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force closed Saturday after initially opening in the morning in the midst of a federal government shutdown. Hundreds of people had trekked inside the world’s largest military aviation museum Saturday morning before the closure at 1 p.m. The fallout was the latest from the federal closure expected...

4:32 PM Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force closed Saturday after initially opening in the morning in the midst of a federal government shutdown. Hundreds of people had trekked inside the world’s largest military aviation museum Saturday morning before the closure at 1 p.m. The fallout was the latest from the federal closure expected...
Wright Patt: Workers to show up Monday even if shutdown still in place
 Thousands of Wright-Patterson employees were expected to report to work Monday morning for further instructions “to carry out orderly shutdown activities” if a partial federal government closure stuck at midnight Friday, base authorities said. The scenario could be a replay of October 2013 when most civil service employees at...

10:46 PM Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

Thousands of Wright-Patterson employees were expected to report to work Monday morning for further instructions “to carry out orderly shutdown activities” if a partial federal government closure stuck at midnight Friday, base authorities said. The scenario could be a replay of October 2013 when most civil service employees at...
Wright Patt’s Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine marks 100th
 Filled with life-like medical mannequins, dark cargo plane fuselages and a centrifuge that spins humans in circles at high speed, the Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine is unlike most schools. One of the biggest prizes gained at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in recent years, the school marked its 100th anniversary in ceremonies Friday...

10:30 AM Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

Filled with life-like medical mannequins, dark cargo plane fuselages and a centrifuge that spins humans in circles at high speed, the Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine is unlike most schools. One of the biggest prizes gained at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in recent years, the school marked its 100th anniversary in ceremonies Friday...
Threat of government shutdown wearing on workers
 The specter of a partial federal government shutdown looms at midnight Friday, but many federal employees feel “immune” to the threat of being sent home in a repeated cycle of last-minute stopgap spending measures to avert a shutdown, union leaders say. “I think employees are actually getting immune to it,” said Troy...

10:00 AM Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

The specter of a partial federal government shutdown looms at midnight Friday, but many federal employees feel “immune” to the threat of being sent home in a repeated cycle of last-minute stopgap spending measures to avert a shutdown, union leaders say. “I think employees are actually getting immune to it,” said Troy...
Fairborn first in nation to test Air Force tech for police, fire
 The city of Fairborn will be the first municipality in the nation to test Air Force Research Laboratory-developed technology to separate radio chatter that tends to get jumbled in emergency situations, officials say. GlobalFlyte, a self-described transformative technology firm, developed the integrated management system from both Air Force...

4:51 PM Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

The city of Fairborn will be the first municipality in the nation to test Air Force Research Laboratory-developed technology to separate radio chatter that tends to get jumbled in emergency situations, officials say. GlobalFlyte, a self-described transformative technology firm, developed the integrated management system from both Air Force...
What if a government shutdown happened? Five things to know
 The federal government faces a partial federal shutdown threat today without a $1.1 trillion appropriations spending budget or a temporary stopgap spending measure in place. Here’s what could happen in the Miami Valley if a shutdown occurs: FURLOUGHS: A Wright-Patterson Air Force Base spokesman said this week the base had not received...

10:30 AM Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

The federal government faces a partial federal shutdown threat today without a $1.1 trillion appropriations spending budget or a temporary stopgap spending measure in place. Here’s what could happen in the Miami Valley if a shutdown occurs: FURLOUGHS: A Wright-Patterson Air Force Base spokesman said this week the base had not received...
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