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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...
First exercise of new year set at Wright Patt
 Wright-Patterson will launch its first base-wide exercise of 2018 between Jan. 29 to Feb.5, authorities say. RELATED: Will a shutdown happen? Wright-Patt in holding pattern Base personnel and visitors may be delayed getting through or out of gateways at times during the security exercise, officials said. RELATED: Ohio fighter jet unit heads...

4:51 PM Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

Wright-Patterson will launch its first base-wide exercise of 2018 between Jan. 29 to Feb.5, authorities say. RELATED: Will a shutdown happen? Wright-Patt in holding pattern Base personnel and visitors may be delayed getting through or out of gateways at times during the security exercise, officials said. RELATED: Ohio fighter jet unit heads...
Fears grow as shutdown deadline nears
 President Donald Trump and Congress appear to be careening toward a partial shutdown of the federal government, though lawmakers expressed some hope Tuesday they can at least approve a temporary spending bill that would keep the government running beyond the Friday deadline. It’s far from a sure bet, though, and there are growing fears...

10:00 AM Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

President Donald Trump and Congress appear to be careening toward a partial shutdown of the federal government, though lawmakers expressed some hope Tuesday they can at least approve a temporary spending bill that would keep the government running beyond the Friday deadline. It’s far from a sure bet, though, and there are growing fears...
Will a shutdown happen? Wright Patt in holding pattern
 In a familiar and more frequent holding pattern in recent months and years, thousands of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base employees await word on whether the federal government will avert the latest shutdown threat on Friday. Congressional Democrats and Republicans appear further at odds now than perhaps anytime since September. Since then...

8:41 PM Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

In a familiar and more frequent holding pattern in recent months and years, thousands of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base employees await word on whether the federal government will avert the latest shutdown threat on Friday. Congressional Democrats and Republicans appear further at odds now than perhaps anytime since September. Since then...
Ohio fighter jet unit heads to Baltic region
 Ohio’s only fighter jet wing has sent 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons to Europe as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, officials said. RELATED: New flight controls added to B-17F Memphis Belle The Toledo-based 180th Fighter wing deployed the fighter jets and 250 Ohio Air National Guardsmen to Amari Air Base, Estonia, in the Baltic region....

2:42 PM Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

Ohio’s only fighter jet wing has sent 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons to Europe as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, officials said. RELATED: New flight controls added to B-17F Memphis Belle The Toledo-based 180th Fighter wing deployed the fighter jets and 250 Ohio Air National Guardsmen to Amari Air Base, Estonia, in the Baltic region....
Need a job? Vets job fair will have dozens of employers
 Dozens of employers will participate in a job fair geared to service members. The fifth annual “New Year, New Career,” is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hope Hotel and Conference Center, 10823 Chidlaw Road near Gate 12A off Ohio 444 in Fairborn. MORE NEWS: Air Force Marathon newest challenge: Run three races...

12:10 AM Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018

Dozens of employers will participate in a job fair geared to service members. The fifth annual “New Year, New Career,” is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hope Hotel and Conference Center, 10823 Chidlaw Road near Gate 12A off Ohio 444 in Fairborn. MORE NEWS: Air Force Marathon newest challenge: Run three races...
Dayton to plow neighborhood streets Saturday, official says
 Dayton snow plow drivers were planning to clear residential side streets Saturday afternoon in the aftermath of a strong winter storm that blanketed the region with blustery winds, rain and snow, a city official said. Swirling winds and rapidly falling snow made keeping roads clear in the midst of the snowstorm hard, according to Fred Stovall...

4:59 PM Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018

Dayton snow plow drivers were planning to clear residential side streets Saturday afternoon in the aftermath of a strong winter storm that blanketed the region with blustery winds, rain and snow, a city official said. Swirling winds and rapidly falling snow made keeping roads clear in the midst of the snowstorm hard, according to Fred Stovall...
Winter storm packs a punch, dumping snow across the region
 A swirling winter storm packed a punch into early Saturday that dumped rain and then snow amid plunging temperatures that snarled Friday evening traffic commutes, temporarily shut highways because of accidents, and shuttered activities across the region into the weekend. The region was forecast for another round of snow Monday during the...

1:33 PM Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018

A swirling winter storm packed a punch into early Saturday that dumped rain and then snow amid plunging temperatures that snarled Friday evening traffic commutes, temporarily shut highways because of accidents, and shuttered activities across the region into the weekend. The region was forecast for another round of snow Monday during the...
Cincinnati Reds Caravan will make stop at Air Force museum
 Winter is in full swing, but the boys of summer will be in town in Dayton. The Cincinnati Reds Caravan will stop at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, greeting fans from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. RELATED: Air Force museum attendance drops after initial surge Pitcher Amir Garrett, minor league catcher Tyler Stephenson, broadcasters...

10:35 AM Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018

Winter is in full swing, but the boys of summer will be in town in Dayton. The Cincinnati Reds Caravan will stop at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, greeting fans from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. RELATED: Air Force museum attendance drops after initial surge Pitcher Amir Garrett, minor league catcher Tyler Stephenson, broadcasters...
Wright-Patt to send employees home early as winter storm approaches
 Wright-Patterson will allow thousands of employees to leave early today with an impending winter storm approaching the Miami Valley, a spokesman says. The early departure was set to start at 1 p.m, said base spokesman Brian Brackens. “We will use a staggered release to reduce congestion,” said spokeswoman Marine Vanover. First...

4:44 PM Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

Wright-Patterson will allow thousands of employees to leave early today with an impending winter storm approaching the Miami Valley, a spokesman says. The early departure was set to start at 1 p.m, said base spokesman Brian Brackens. “We will use a staggered release to reduce congestion,” said spokeswoman Marine Vanover. First...
Miami University, WBI, reach deal to review Air Force research patents
 Miami University will partner with the Wright Brothers Institute to review promising technologies developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory for potential commercial spin-offs, officials say. WBI will pay Miami University $100,000 as part of the 18-month agreement, according to university spokeswoman Carole Johnson. “This is a new...

5:31 PM Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

Miami University will partner with the Wright Brothers Institute to review promising technologies developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory for potential commercial spin-offs, officials say. WBI will pay Miami University $100,000 as part of the 18-month agreement, according to university spokeswoman Carole Johnson. “This is a new...
Pitch made to bring Aviation Hall of Fame ceremony to Dayton again
 Dayton officials have made a pitch to the National Aviation Hall of Fame to bring back the next black-tie enshrinement ceremony since the decades-long tradition left the region for the first time ever in 2017. Dayton is one of five contenders for the ceremony this year, according to the NAHF. The other cities have not been named. Jacquelyn...

8:11 PM Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018

Dayton officials have made a pitch to the National Aviation Hall of Fame to bring back the next black-tie enshrinement ceremony since the decades-long tradition left the region for the first time ever in 2017. Dayton is one of five contenders for the ceremony this year, according to the NAHF. The other cities have not been named. Jacquelyn...
Veteran at Dayton VA questioned by police, officials say
 A man who took an unloaded handgun into the Dayton VA Medical Center was expected to face charges over the incident, a spokesman said Tuesday. The man, a veteran, also had an unloaded weapon in his vehicle on the West Dayton campus, Dayton VA spokesman Ted Froats said. The veteran was not a threat and apparently did not know federal law prohibits...

7:31 PM Tuesday, Jan. 09, 2018

A man who took an unloaded handgun into the Dayton VA Medical Center was expected to face charges over the incident, a spokesman said Tuesday. The man, a veteran, also had an unloaded weapon in his vehicle on the West Dayton campus, Dayton VA spokesman Ted Froats said. The veteran was not a threat and apparently did not know federal law prohibits...
Man takes unloaded handgun into Dayton VA, expected to face charges
 UPDATE: @ 3:55 p.m.  A man who took an unloaded handgun onto the Dayton VA Medical Center campus was expected to face charges over the incident, a spokesman said Tuesday. The man, a veteran, also had a second unloaded weapon in his vehicle on the West Dayton campus, Dayton VA spokesman Ted Froats said. The veteran was not a threat...

7:26 PM Tuesday, Jan. 09, 2018

UPDATE: @ 3:55 p.m.  A man who took an unloaded handgun onto the Dayton VA Medical Center campus was expected to face charges over the incident, a spokesman said Tuesday. The man, a veteran, also had a second unloaded weapon in his vehicle on the West Dayton campus, Dayton VA spokesman Ted Froats said. The veteran was not a threat...
Vectren will sponsor Dayton Air Show three more years
 Vectren Corp. has reached a three-year agreement to continue sponsorship of the Dayton Air Show through 2021, organizers announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. RELATED: Blue Angels set to turn up the noise at Dayton Air Show Vectren has been the title corporate sponsor of the spectator event at Dayton International Airport...

2:43 PM Tuesday, Jan. 09, 2018

Vectren Corp. has reached a three-year agreement to continue sponsorship of the Dayton Air Show through 2021, organizers announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. RELATED: Blue Angels set to turn up the noise at Dayton Air Show Vectren has been the title corporate sponsor of the spectator event at Dayton International Airport...
Air Force museum attendance drops after initial surge
 Fewer people trekked to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force for the third consecutive calendar year, despite a surge of visitors the first year after a $40.8 million expansion opened in June 2016, figures show. The museum reported 829,424 patrons in 2017, a 2.45 percent drop from the prior year. In 2016, 850,720 people came to the world&rsquo...

10:10 AM Tuesday, Jan. 09, 2018

Fewer people trekked to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force for the third consecutive calendar year, despite a surge of visitors the first year after a $40.8 million expansion opened in June 2016, figures show. The museum reported 829,424 patrons in 2017, a 2.45 percent drop from the prior year. In 2016, 850,720 people came to the world&rsquo...
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