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Registration for Air Force Marathon starts Jan. 2
 The Air Force Marathon, the biggest sporting event in the Miami Valley that draws runners around the world, will open registration Jan. 2. The registration date is one day later than usual, but was moved to ensure staff were in the office when runners log online to register, according to the marathon. The marathon attracts about 15,000 runners...

9:29 PM Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

The Air Force Marathon, the biggest sporting event in the Miami Valley that draws runners around the world, will open registration Jan. 2. The registration date is one day later than usual, but was moved to ensure staff were in the office when runners log online to register, according to the marathon. The marathon attracts about 15,000 runners...
Trump says F-35 costs ‘out of control,’ vows changes
 For the second time in a week, President-elect Donald Trump took aim at the high costs of an aircraft with program ties to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. This time it was the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. In an early morning tweet, Trump declared that the costs were “out of control” and vowed that “billions of dollars can...

3:15 PM Monday, Dec. 12, 2016

For the second time in a week, President-elect Donald Trump took aim at the high costs of an aircraft with program ties to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. This time it was the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. In an early morning tweet, Trump declared that the costs were “out of control” and vowed that “billions of dollars can...
Government shutdown looms: Wright-Patterson on standby
 Wright-Patterson Air Force Base leaders had not received guidance on how to handle a partial government shutdown if congressional leaders weren’t able to reach a funding deal by midnight Friday, a base spokesman said. The last time a partial federal government struck in 2013, about 13,000 employees were on temporarily furlough, said...

7:12 PM Friday, Dec. 09, 2016

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base leaders had not received guidance on how to handle a partial government shutdown if congressional leaders weren’t able to reach a funding deal by midnight Friday, a base spokesman said. The last time a partial federal government struck in 2013, about 13,000 employees were on temporarily furlough, said...
Wright-Patt gate jumper didn’t know actions wrong report says
 A Beavercreek man accused of trespassing at a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base entry point that caused the evacuation of two buildings and a shelter-in-place order at a child care center “did not know the wrongfulness of his actions,” a court-ordered evaluation has determined. Edward J. Novak, 32, faces a February trial date in...

3:37 PM Friday, Dec. 09, 2016

A Beavercreek man accused of trespassing at a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base entry point that caused the evacuation of two buildings and a shelter-in-place order at a child care center “did not know the wrongfulness of his actions,” a court-ordered evaluation has determined. Edward J. Novak, 32, faces a February trial date in...
Lack of new budget could impact spending at Wright-Patterson AFB
 Congressional lawmakers will likely avert a partial federal government shutdown Friday by extending current spending levels until late April, but the absence of a new budget could have consequences on spending at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and elsewhere, analysts say. Still, a long-time Washington observer didn’t rule out a shutdown...

11:27 PM Thursday, Dec. 08, 2016

Congressional lawmakers will likely avert a partial federal government shutdown Friday by extending current spending levels until late April, but the absence of a new budget could have consequences on spending at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and elsewhere, analysts say. Still, a long-time Washington observer didn’t rule out a shutdown...
$76.5M Wright-Patt maintenance contract awarded
 The Air Force has awarded an up to $76.5 million contract over five years to a Cincinnati firm for maintenance and repair work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The contract with Megen Construction Co. is set to start later this month and end in 2021. Base officials will assign work to the company as it’s needed. LIKE OUR DAYTON BUSINESS...

3:48 PM Thursday, Dec. 08, 2016

The Air Force has awarded an up to $76.5 million contract over five years to a Cincinnati firm for maintenance and repair work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The contract with Megen Construction Co. is set to start later this month and end in 2021. Base officials will assign work to the company as it’s needed. LIKE OUR DAYTON BUSINESS...
Springfield sailor ‘back home’ after Pearl Harbor death 75 years ago
 Billy Welch, a Navy sailor from Springfield who had just turned 18, attended a church service in his ship’s chapel the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. After Mass, he was supposed to be on liberty that day 75 years ago. “But it happened so early, he didn’t get away,” his nephew Thomas Hannon said. It was the surprise Imperial...

11:00 AM Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2016

Billy Welch, a Navy sailor from Springfield who had just turned 18, attended a church service in his ship’s chapel the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. After Mass, he was supposed to be on liberty that day 75 years ago. “But it happened so early, he didn’t get away,” his nephew Thomas Hannon said. It was the surprise Imperial...
Museum to display battered flag for one day
 The tattered and blackened flag is the beginning and the end of the rise of a “sleeping giant” in the most devastating global conflict in history. The 48-star American flag flew aboard the warship USS St. Louis as bombs exploded and sailors and airmen died at Pearl Harbor 75 years ago Wednesday in the midst of an Imperial Japanese...

12:01 AM Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2016

The tattered and blackened flag is the beginning and the end of the rise of a “sleeping giant” in the most devastating global conflict in history. The 48-star American flag flew aboard the warship USS St. Louis as bombs exploded and sailors and airmen died at Pearl Harbor 75 years ago Wednesday in the midst of an Imperial Japanese...
Museum to display battered flag for one day
 The tattered and blackened flag is the beginning and the end of the rise of a “sleeping giant” in the most devastating global conflict in history. The 48-star American flag flew aboard the warship USS St. Louis as bombs exploded and sailors and airmen died at Pearl Harbor 75 years ago Wednesday in the midst of an Imperial Japanese...

12:01 AM Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2016

The tattered and blackened flag is the beginning and the end of the rise of a “sleeping giant” in the most devastating global conflict in history. The 48-star American flag flew aboard the warship USS St. Louis as bombs exploded and sailors and airmen died at Pearl Harbor 75 years ago Wednesday in the midst of an Imperial Japanese...
Trump calls for canceling Boeing's Air Force One contract in morning tweet
 President-elect Donald Trump slammed the cost of a new Air Force One and used Twitter to call for canceling the new aircraft fleet Tuesday, raising questions about the future of the program managed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. In a tweet sent at 8:52 a.m., the president-elect wrote: "Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force...

6:01 PM Tuesday, Dec. 06, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump slammed the cost of a new Air Force One and used Twitter to call for canceling the new aircraft fleet Tuesday, raising questions about the future of the program managed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. In a tweet sent at 8:52 a.m., the president-elect wrote: "Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force...
Trump calls for canceling Boeing’s Air Force One contract
 President-elect Donald Trump slammed the cost of a new Air Force One and used Twitter to call for canceling the new aircraft fleet Tuesday, raising questions about the future of the program managed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. In a tweet sent at 8:52 a.m., the president-elect wrote: “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force...

5:38 PM Tuesday, Dec. 06, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump slammed the cost of a new Air Force One and used Twitter to call for canceling the new aircraft fleet Tuesday, raising questions about the future of the program managed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. In a tweet sent at 8:52 a.m., the president-elect wrote: “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force...
Trump calls for canceling Boeing’s Air Force One contract
 President-elect Donald Trump slammed the cost of a new Air Force One and used Twitter to call for canceling the new aircraft fleet Tuesday, raising questions about the future of the program managed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. In a tweet sent at 8:52 a.m., the president-elect wrote: “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force...

5:38 PM Tuesday, Dec. 06, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump slammed the cost of a new Air Force One and used Twitter to call for canceling the new aircraft fleet Tuesday, raising questions about the future of the program managed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. In a tweet sent at 8:52 a.m., the president-elect wrote: “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force...
Region has ‘effectively’ ended homelessness among veterans
 Homelessness among veterans has “effectively” ended in the region, the result of more than a decade of work focused on reducing and eliminating the problem, federal and local authorities declared last week. Exact numbers of homeless veterans were not available for Butler County, but those who work in shelters and with homeless...

12:00 AM Tuesday, Dec. 06, 2016

Homelessness among veterans has “effectively” ended in the region, the result of more than a decade of work focused on reducing and eliminating the problem, federal and local authorities declared last week. Exact numbers of homeless veterans were not available for Butler County, but those who work in shelters and with homeless...
Pearl Harbor survivor: ‘I thought this was going to be my last day’
 The noise of swarming planes and explosions punctured the early morning stillness of a quiet Sunday. Navy Petty Officers Rolla “Ed” Malan and Frank M. Ruby were about to go to war and didn’t yet know it. Malan, 96, of Fairborn, and Ruby, 99, of Vandalia, are living survivors of a Japanese bombardment of the U.S. naval fleet...

1:00 PM Sunday, Dec. 04, 2016

The noise of swarming planes and explosions punctured the early morning stillness of a quiet Sunday. Navy Petty Officers Rolla “Ed” Malan and Frank M. Ruby were about to go to war and didn’t yet know it. Malan, 96, of Fairborn, and Ruby, 99, of Vandalia, are living survivors of a Japanese bombardment of the U.S. naval fleet...
Pearl Harbor survivor: ‘I thought this was going to be my last day’
 The noise of swarming planes and explosions punctured the early morning stillness of a quiet Sunday. Navy Petty Officers Rolla “Ed” Malan and Frank M. Ruby were about to go to war and didn’t yet know it. Malan, 96, of Fairborn, and Ruby, 99, of Vandalia, are living survivors of a Japanese bombardment of the U.S. naval fleet...

1:00 PM Sunday, Dec. 04, 2016

The noise of swarming planes and explosions punctured the early morning stillness of a quiet Sunday. Navy Petty Officers Rolla “Ed” Malan and Frank M. Ruby were about to go to war and didn’t yet know it. Malan, 96, of Fairborn, and Ruby, 99, of Vandalia, are living survivors of a Japanese bombardment of the U.S. naval fleet...
Decision on Aviation Hall of Fame ceremony delayed
 A top state leader and Dayton aviation boosters lobbied National Aviation Hall of Fame leaders Thursday to keep a decades-old enshrinement ceremony in Dayton instead of considering moving it out of state. The black-tie event, dubbed “Oscars night in aviation,” has lost money in recent years and organizers have considered relocating...

10:51 PM Thursday, Dec. 01, 2016

A top state leader and Dayton aviation boosters lobbied National Aviation Hall of Fame leaders Thursday to keep a decades-old enshrinement ceremony in Dayton instead of considering moving it out of state. The black-tie event, dubbed “Oscars night in aviation,” has lost money in recent years and organizers have considered relocating...
Decision on Aviation Hall of Fame ceremony delayed
 A top state leader and Dayton aviation boosters lobbied National Aviation Hall of Fame leaders Thursday to keep a decades-old enshrinement ceremony in Dayton instead of considering moving it out of state. The black-tie event, dubbed “Oscars night in aviation,” has lost money in recent years and organizers have considered relocating...

10:51 PM Thursday, Dec. 01, 2016

A top state leader and Dayton aviation boosters lobbied National Aviation Hall of Fame leaders Thursday to keep a decades-old enshrinement ceremony in Dayton instead of considering moving it out of state. The black-tie event, dubbed “Oscars night in aviation,” has lost money in recent years and organizers have considered relocating...
AFRL awards $3.4M contract to WSRI and Aptima for drone system
 The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a $3.4 million contract to Wright State Research Institute and Aptima Inc. to develop an advanced virtual training system using autonomous unmanned systems, according to WSRI. The two-year project will focus on multi-domain operations in existing and future threats, according to WSRI. “We&rsquo...

5:34 PM Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a $3.4 million contract to Wright State Research Institute and Aptima Inc. to develop an advanced virtual training system using autonomous unmanned systems, according to WSRI. The two-year project will focus on multi-domain operations in existing and future threats, according to WSRI. “We&rsquo...
AFRL awards $3.4M contract to WSRI and Aptima for drone system
 The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a $3.4 million contract to Wright State Research Institute and Aptima Inc. to develop an advanced virtual training system using autonomous unmanned systems, according to WSRI. The two-year project will focus on multi-domain operations in existing and future threats, according to WSRI. “We&rsquo...

5:34 PM Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a $3.4 million contract to Wright State Research Institute and Aptima Inc. to develop an advanced virtual training system using autonomous unmanned systems, according to WSRI. The two-year project will focus on multi-domain operations in existing and future threats, according to WSRI. “We&rsquo...
County has ‘effectively’ ended homelessness among veterans
 Homelessness among veterans has “effectively” ended in the Dayton region, the result of more than a decade of work focused on reducing and eliminating the problem, federal and local authorities declared Monday. The city of Dayton is the first community in Ohio to reach the milestone, based on federal criteria, and one of nearly...

11:28 PM Monday, Nov. 28, 2016

Homelessness among veterans has “effectively” ended in the Dayton region, the result of more than a decade of work focused on reducing and eliminating the problem, federal and local authorities declared Monday. The city of Dayton is the first community in Ohio to reach the milestone, based on federal criteria, and one of nearly...
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