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Ohio EPA orders Dayton to take action on groundwater concerns

The Ohio EPA and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base only learned this month that test results showed the city of Dayton’s firefighter training center on McFadden Avenue was a potential source of groundwater contamination, state and base officials say. The disclosure comes as the city is trying to pressure Wright-Patterson to act more quickly on preventing contamination to city water supplies. Dayton...
Innovation, opportunity highlight AF leader’s 35-year career

Innovation, opportunity highlight AF leader’s 35-year career

For the past seven and a half years he’s led the organization charged with supporting rapid global mobility and sustainment for America’s warfighters and allies. During this time, he guided the organization through a restructure which saw it expand from one location to four locations across the country. Some of the high-profile programs he’s responsible for include the T-X program...
Key spouse volunteers help families of deployers

Key spouse volunteers help families of deployers

Have you ever pressed through a tough morning getting the kids ready for school, spouse is deployed, you’re running behind so you rush to get into your car and it doesn’t start? What are your options at this point? You don’t know a thing about cars; neither were you prepared for such a time. You remembered that your spouse gave you a list of contacts for emergencies prior to deploying...
Pentagon releases new policy on nondeployable members

Pentagon releases new policy on nondeployable members

The Defense Department has released a new policy on military retention for nondeployable service members as it seeks to provide more ready and lethal forces, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness told Congress yesterday. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/warrior-games-will-return-colorado-springs/eT5l6vmRUJyYGm2lH7bzaM/ “The situation we face today is really unlike anything...
First AFMC-wide exercise of 2018 identifies key lessons

First AFMC-wide exercise of 2018 identifies key lessons

Air Force Materiel Command First command-wide exercise of 2018 identifies key lessons By Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE – Teamwork, the commitment of Airmen and ongoing observations of command processes were among the highlights of the week-long exercise that concluded throughout Air Force Materiel Command Feb. 2. “No exercise is perfect, but...
Warrior Games will return to Colorado Springs

Warrior Games will return to Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Community and business leaders joined representatives of the military at the Air Force Academy recently to mark the countdown until athletes arrive in Colorado for the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games. Now in their ninth year, the Warrior Games are returning to Colorado Springs, the city that hosted the inaugural games in 2010. The Warrior Games will be free...
Vet tech revives military working dog near dead from heat stroke

Vet tech revives military working dog near dead from heat stroke

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The dog lay on the table struggling to breathe in the throes of a severe heat stroke. Pako, 96th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, thrashed around wildly. His vital signs were fading fast. At one point, his pulse vanished. Pako’s heart stopped. This was the scene of the emergency Army Sgt. Kelli Helfinstine and the base veterinary clinic personnel...
AFIT Academic Coding Branch provides critical service

AFIT Academic Coding Branch provides critical service

While academic degrees are generally masked at officer promotion boards, they still play a critical role for certain leadership and technical positions, so keeping official records updated with the most accurate information can be vital. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/air-force-expands-virtual-medical-appointments/hu21oS8v8ZyMPnMqdV8ozL/ Some situations where having an updated academic record...
Crew of Air Force museum’s ‘Memphis Belle’ overcame long odds

Crew of Air Force museum’s ‘Memphis Belle’ overcame long odds

Since the Air Force was created more than 70 years ago, there have been many shining examples of Airmen who have exemplified the core value of “service before self,” but few flight crews have faced the odds that were presented to the heavy bomber crewman of World War II. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/air-force-expands-virtual-medical-appointments/hu21oS8v8ZyMPnMqdV8ozL/ During the...
Air Force expands virtual medical appointments

Air Force expands virtual medical appointments

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – The Air Force Medical Service is eliminating some of the hassle of medical appointments by expanding use of virtual, over-the-phone appointments for patients who do not need to see their provider in person. “When you are really sick, need a shot or an examination, then sure, you need to go in and see your doctor face-to-face,” said Maj. David Abbott, director...
3 things to know about Dayton, Wright-Patt and drinking water

3 things to know about Dayton, Wright-Patt and drinking water

Dayton city leaders said this week they’re concerned about two potential threats to well fields along the Mad River from firefighting foam contaminants. One potential source of contamination is at the city’s firefighting training center on McFadden near the Tait’s Hill well field. The other potential source of contamination is from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where a tainted...
Dayton urges communities to push Wright-Patt for action on water

Dayton urges communities to push Wright-Patt for action on water

Dayton has called on neighboring communities to send a message to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to more urgently resolve concerns over the potential threat of contamination of a drinking water aquifer from tainted groundwater. The city has urged city managers to join it in signing a letter asking the base’s commander to act quickly prior to groundwater contaminated with a byproduct of firefighting...
Dayton: Contaminated sites could pose risk to Mad River well fields

Dayton: Contaminated sites could pose risk to Mad River well fields

Dayton has shuttered two Mad River well field drinking water production sites over fears of the potential for contamination from a firefighting foam contaminant that could eventually threaten dozens of additional groundwater wells, a city leader said. The city closed five drinking water wells at the Tait’s Hill well field in early 2016 as a precaution because of concerns about hot spots of contamination...
Wright-Patt training exercise sets off booms

Wright-Patt training exercise sets off booms

If you heard a loud noise today at Wright-Patterson, it was all part of training, a base spokesman says. The Dayton Daily News and News Center 7 were contacted by residents inquiring what was the cause of the explosion. A Wright-Patterson Explosive Ordnance Disposal bomb squad was scheduled to set off three explosions between noon and 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to base spokesman Daryl Mayer. The...
Air Force in ‘war for talent’ as it seeks to fill high-tech, pilot jobs

Air Force in ‘war for talent’ as it seeks to fill high-tech, pilot jobs

The Air Force finds itself in a “war for talent” competing against “more nimble” private-tech companies to fill science and technology positions, a top civilian service leader says. More streamlined hiring processes are necessary to compete to fill shortages or niche jobs requiring high expertise, said Shon J. Manasco, assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve...
Ohio Air Guard F-16 fighter jets will fly at night this week

Ohio Air Guard F-16 fighter jets will fly at night this week

Ohio Air National Guard fighter jets will be involved in night training exercises this week that could bring F-16s into southwest Ohio, according to the unit. The Toledo-based 180th Fighter Wing will fly the night training missions between Tuesday and Thursday, taking off and landing until about 9 p.m., the unit said. The unit has trained in the Dayton and Springfield region and the Brush Creek-Buckeye...
Springfield Street near Air Force Museum faces $5.4M ‘road diet’ for safety

Springfield Street near Air Force Museum faces $5.4M ‘road diet’ for safety

A stretch of Springfield Street near the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is slated for a dramatic multi-million dollar reconstruction in coming years, city of Riverside officials said. City planners are asking for public input during a meeting next month to gain feedback about the $5.46 million project’s design. TRENDING: Parents tell police they buried baby in Riverside: What we know...
Book chronicles heroism of war correspondents like OSU’s Cecil Brown

Book chronicles heroism of war correspondents like OSU’s Cecil Brown

As he scanned the names of the past winners of the Peabody award for broadcast journalism, Reed Smith, a professor of journalism at Georgia Southern University, came across the name Cecil Brown of CBS and admitted he “had never heard of him before.” It began a four-year effort by Smith that culminated last November in the release of his book, “Cecil Brown: The Murrow Boy Who Became...
Tax Center concentrates on serving clients, saving fees

Tax Center concentrates on serving clients, saving fees

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Tax Center is providing tax preparation services to active-duty members, retirees and dependents continuing through April 6. The center, in Bldg. 70, Door 6, Area A, opened Feb. 1 and is serving E-4 and below via walk-in appointments through Feb. 16. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/workplace-bullying-negatively-impacts-readiness/HsD3Wi4moNCaT9ErP1rqjJ/ Starting...
Wright-Patt uses injury, human-performance prediction equipment

Wright-Patt uses injury, human-performance prediction equipment

The United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine is the first research facility in the Department of Defense to use new Dynamic Athletic Research Institute 3D biomarkerless technology to predict injuries before they happen, allowing for intervention to prevent injuries and improve recovery rates. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/afrl-led-project-helps-develop-flexible-circuit-system/XnUNAQwG6Z3ceRlA7nIjuM/...
Wright-Patt collaboration delivers capability to the warfighter

Wright-Patt collaboration delivers capability to the warfighter

Members of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base acquisition team continued their effort to improve Air Force operations while reducing critical capability delivery timelines. This past December, the F-22 Program Office and the Rapid Development Integration Facility completed final delivery of a one-of-a-kind tool supporting F-22 combat operations world-wide. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/wright-patt-engineers-help-enable-laser-paint-removal-technology/b7IRjf9verL1PNv4bA741K/...
Wright-Patt joins in salute to veterans at Xavier basketball game

Wright-Patt joins in salute to veterans at Xavier basketball game

Xavier University held its annual military appreciation basketball game at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati Feb. 3. The annual event honors both current and former members of the U.S. armed forces and included several tributes throughout the night. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/87th-port-dawgs-keep-mission-moving-rain-sleet-snow/Q5DsA0FkfqmTI9XC1ugmtJ/ Col. Leonard Rose, 88th Mission Support...
Wright-Patt award winners announced

Wright-Patt award winners announced

Air Force Materiel Command recently announced the manpower and personnel functional award winners, who will now compete at the Air Force level. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/cmsaf-emphasizes-connections-teamwork-during-orientation-course/j4e69HEk5DgSwUHWWPXo9J/ • Maj. Gen. Eugene L. Eubank Award – 66th Force Support Squadron, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force...
Wright-Patt engineers help enable laser paint removal technology

Wright-Patt engineers help enable laser paint removal technology

Air Force Research Laboratory Materials Integrity engineers recently played a key role in enabling the safer and more efficient removal of paint from F-16 aircraft through the newly adopted Robotic Laser Coating Removal System. At the request of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Engineering Division, the research team, part of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, contributed technical...
AFRL-led project helps to develop flexible circuit system

AFRL-led project helps to develop flexible circuit system

Lightweight, low-cost and flexible electronic systems are the key to next-generation smart technologies for military as well as consumer and commercial applications. An Air Force Research Laboratory-led project in conjunction with NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics Institute, has resulted in the first-ever, functional samples of flexible Arduino circuit board systems made by using...
87th Port Dawgs keep mission moving in rain, sleet, snow

87th Port Dawgs keep mission moving in rain, sleet, snow

Both in triple-digit weather and the dead of winter, Port Dawgs prepare, inspect, transport and load cargo and passengers bound for military airlift. At Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the citizen Airmen of the 87th Aerial Port Squadron shoulder this responsibility alone, as no active-duty squadron exists on the installation. In 2017, the 190 assigned citizen Airmen moved 267 tons of cargo and more...
CMSAF emphasizes connections, teamwork during orientation course

CMSAF emphasizes connections, teamwork during orientation course

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE - Air Force Materiel Command’s senior enlisted leaders recently hosted a three-day chief master sergeant orientation course. Thirty-four newly minted chiefs from AFMC assignments worldwide gathered at Wright-Patterson to get some perspective on their new positions. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/manpower-and-personnel-functional-award-winners-announced/zyRfBEu91IWWvwpQydLhmO/...
Workplace bullying negatively impacts readiness

Workplace bullying negatively impacts readiness

Workplace bullying can manifest itself in many ways in any workplace. Left unchecked, bullying can have a negative impact on the readiness of an organization. Being aware of what workplace bullying looks or sounds like is important for workers and management to understand to maintain a healthy organizational climate. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/tax-center-concentrates-serving-clients-saving-fees/7itmupFpYXBygkBsVx9vGI/...
Air Force will keep iconic B-52s flying through mid-century

Air Force will keep iconic B-52s flying through mid-century

The Air Force asked for $280 million in next year’s budget to upgrade and add new engines to the remaining 75 B-52s, which were first built in the 1950s and once were an iconic symbol of U.S. air power. The B-52s will fly through 2050 alongside the Air Force’s newest stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider. Built years after the B-52s, the swing-wing B-1B Lancer and bat-winged B-2 Spirit stealth...
Work to start next month on $10.5 million Wright-Patt gateway

Work to start next month on $10.5 million Wright-Patt gateway

A new $10.5 million gateway that will consolidate two Wright-Patterson entrances into one is set to begin construction next month, a base spokesman says. A new Gate 26A, a few hundred yards from the current one, would replace a commercial delivery entrance at Gate 16A off Ohio 444, and the existing Gate 26A off Ohio 235 near the entrance to the 445th Airlift Wing headquarters. The new entrance way...
Lebanon lawyer to get public reprimand in dispute over veteran’s estate

Lebanon lawyer to get public reprimand in dispute over veteran’s estate

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced it has recommended that Dave Ernst, a long-time lawyer in Lebanon, receive a public reprimand. The board approved the agreement between Ernst and the Warren County Bar Association settling a disciplinary case stemming from his representation of the family of an Army veteran who committed suicide after the attack on soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas...
Top Gun pilot to speak at film screening

Top Gun pilot to speak at film screening

A real-life Top Gun is scheduled to be at a screening of Top Gun 3D at the Air Force Museum Theatre. Retired Navy Capt. Ken Ginader, a former Top Gun instructor and F-14 pilot, was set to speak at the screening of film, set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. Doors open at 6 p.m. Ginader is the first speaker in the 2018 Living History Film Series at the museum. Tickets cost $12 for audience members,...
NASIC wants more space beyond latest $116M project

NASIC wants more space beyond latest $116M project

A secretive intelligence agency has pushed for a bigger expansion at Wright-Patterson beyond the $116 million building slated to rise at the local Air Force Base within the next few years. The National Air and Space Intelligence Center has lobbied Congress for another additional $66 million in future years, budget documents show. The agency has added about 100 employees a year since 2000, creating...
Wright-Patt would gain new NASIC building in proposed budget

Wright-Patt would gain new NASIC building in proposed budget

Wright-Patterson scored “a huge win” when the Pentagon announced Monday its proposed budget contains an $116.1 million expansion at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, an official said. The construction project was included in a new $716 billion fiscal year 2019 defense budget rolled out that increased $16 billion from the previous year and one defense leaders pointed to as...
Small businesses getting bigger piece of Air Force pie at Wright Patt

Small businesses getting bigger piece of Air Force pie at Wright Patt

Air Force Research Laboratory spending on small businesses in Ohio jumped to $345.6 million in 2017, with the Dayton region landing more dollars than any place in the state, AFRL data shows. A large amount of the spending fell on large firms, although mall businesses took a larger slice of AFRL contract spending, reaching a 47.8 percent in fiscal year 2017, according to Bill Harrison, director of...
2-year deal gives big boost to defense spending, Wright-Patterson

2-year deal gives big boost to defense spending, Wright-Patterson

A two-year congressional budget deal boosts military spending by tens of billions of dollars and would eliminate the “biggest uncertainty” of automatic cuts imposed under sequestration to defense spending, a defense analyst said. Reached in the early hours Friday after a temporary stopgap funding measure expired at midnight Thursday, sending the government into an hours-long shutdown,...
Wright-Patt office designs new uniform for Air Force Honor Guard

Wright-Patt office designs new uniform for Air Force Honor Guard

In a nod to the Air Force’s proud history, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Air Force Uniform Office in partnership with the Air Force Honor Guard have designed a historic era dress blue uniform for honor guards across the service. The new design was fashioned after uniforms from the 1940s, and initial prototypes were debuted at the 2017 Air Force TATTOO and featured in last...
WPAFB continues migrating computers to Windows 10 operating system

WPAFB continues migrating computers to Windows 10 operating system

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has recently faced a monumental technology changeover with the migration of installation computers to the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. In response to a Department of Defense directive to transition to Microsoft Windows 10 secure host baseline, the Air Force plans to complete the upgrade to the Windows 10 operating system across the enterprise by March 31....
Tech Expo 2018 at Wright-Patt to spotlight emerging technologies

Tech Expo 2018 at Wright-Patt to spotlight emerging technologies

The 88th Communications Group at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will host the 2018 Tech Expo Feb. 28 at the Hope Hotel near Area A. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/afrl-collaboration-could-increase-use-aerospace-composites/8BY0OIKXKFEeFKa2uVnVMM/ The WPAFB Tech Expo connects government and industry to collaborate on mission requirements and technology solutions. The free event, open to all base...
RTA to provide better transportation opportunities at Wright-Patt

RTA to provide better transportation opportunities at Wright-Patt

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base personnel interested in a way to avoid driving to and from work in heavy traffic or bad weather or those who are frustrated with the difficulty of finding a parking space on base may soon be able to take advantage of an improved transportation program provided by the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, or RTA. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/free-globe-trotting-event-feb-museum/XWqQNADhyXxAbCkgfQVwgK/...
Wright-Patt shop provides engineering solutions to save time, money

Wright-Patt shop provides engineering solutions to save time, money

The Rapid Development Integration Facility provides rapid and adaptive engineering solutions to the warfighter faster and less expensively than prime contractors, according to Alan Brookshire, RDIF director. Since 2010, the Rapid Development Integration Facility, part of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, has been saving time and money for U.S. taxpayers, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and...
Memphis Belle’s restoration continues to move closer to finish line

Memphis Belle’s restoration continues to move closer to finish line

Restoration on the B-17F Memphis Belle – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to return to the United States after completing 25 missions over Europe – continues to move forward at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Since the aircraft first arrived at the museum in 2005, museum staff and volunteers have worked meticulously for countless hours to preserve the iconic bomber...
Air Force Research Laboratory provides support to robot competition

Air Force Research Laboratory provides support to robot competition

Approximately 14 local teams from the Miami Valley joined 46 other teams from across Ohio at the FIRST LEGO League Ohio Championship, held Feb. 4 at the Nutter Center at Wright State University. The annual event brought together students 9 to 14 years old who demonstrated their engineering and problem-solving skills, critical thinking, teamwork, competitiveness, sportsmanship and sense of community...
Free ‘globe- trotting’ event Feb. 17 at AF Museum

Free ‘globe- trotting’ event Feb. 17 at AF Museum

Learn about the fascinating world of satellites – both natural and man-made – and how GPS works through fun demos and hands-on activities Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Visitors can learn why satellites spin, how a GPS unit works, how an object orbits the planet and play a version of skee ball that demonstrates the path of an object in orbit...
Understanding rules for concealed carry weapons at Wright-Patt

Understanding rules for concealed carry weapons at Wright-Patt

Along with the Second Amendment rights and privileges of gun ownership and operation comes the responsibility of properly carrying weapons, especially for personnel who live on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. “As of March 23, 2015, Ohio recognizes concealed handgun licenses from all states, according to the Ohio Attorney General’s website,” said Staff Sgt. Daniel George, NCO in...
AFRL collaboration could increase use of aerospace composites

AFRL collaboration could increase use of aerospace composites

Bonded composite airframe structures offer a potential to achieve more affordable manufacturing and more efficient structures, ultimately meeting the goals of the Air Force for increased range and reduced fuel consumption. Laser bond inspection (LBI) in conjunction with bond process control is an enabling technology to transition primary bonded composite structures and realize these goals. Composite...
AF museum opens, Wright-Patt workers head to work as shutdown ends

AF museum opens, Wright-Patt workers head to work as shutdown ends

President Donald Trump has signed a two-year budget deal Friday that ended a government shutdown overnight Thursday, according to The Associated Press. Wright-Patterson employees were told to report to work Friday despite a possible shutdown and had been in a holding pattern waiting for additional word until the president signed the legislation. RELATED: Wright-Patt workers told to report to work...
Dayton demands Wright Patt act on water concerns: 5 things to know

Dayton demands Wright Patt act on water concerns: 5 things to know

Dayton and state environmental officials have pressed the Air Force to urgently deal with the potential threat of groundwater contamination seeping into a city aquifer at the Huffman Dam. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has faced ongoing groundwater contamination concerns from firefighting foam sprayed in past decades at the sprawling installation. Here are five things to know about the issue: CITY...
Wright-Patt workers told to report to work Friday despite shutdown

Wright-Patt workers told to report to work Friday despite shutdown

The House voted 240-186 to end a government shutdown. The bill will now go to President Trump. The U.S. government was ordered to close at midnight. Vice President Mike Pence said the Trump administration is “hopeful” the government shutdown will not last long. Wright-Patterson employees were told to show up for work Friday even if Congress fails to reach a budget agreement to avoid...
Dayton demands Wright Patt act on groundwater concerns

Dayton demands Wright Patt act on groundwater concerns

A Dayton city leader wants the Pentagon to place Wright-Patterson Air Force Base groundwater contamination at the top of its environmental priority list to avoid contamination of underground drinking wells at Huffman Dam. The city has issued a series of demands it wants to see the Air Force take, including financial reimbursement that has already approached $1 million, to prevent water contamination...
Wright-Patt, AF museum closed today due to snowfall

Wright-Patt, AF museum closed today due to snowfall

A snowstorm that swept across the Miami Valley closed Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, giving a winter day off to thousands of employees at the state’s largest single-site employer. Snowfall that caused deteriorating road conditions also shuttered the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force the largest tourist attraction in the region, and Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park sites...
House, Senate face funding hurdles to avoid shutdown

House, Senate face funding hurdles to avoid shutdown

The House and the Senate could find itself at odds over a short-term funding deal to avoid a federal government shutdown at midnight Thursday, reports say. House Republicans reportedly were considering a vote today on a continuing resolution, or a short-term spending measure, through March 23, but which would also fully funding the Defense Department for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. RELATED...
Need access to veterans services? Hotline will answer questions

Need access to veterans services? Hotline will answer questions

A defense contractor has partnered with the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area to call on area business and others to contribute money to launch a Miami Valley veterans’ hotline by Veterans Day next November. SRC, which has a Fairborn office with work geared toward Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, has contributed $120,000, with a goal to get other companies and donors to give a matching amount...
Trump calls for end of military budget sequester

Trump calls for end of military budget sequester

Years of top-ranking military leaders’ warnings, and verbal nods of agreements among Republican and Democratic leaders alike have failed to do what many say is needed: Repeal a federal budget sequester that has damaged the military. President Donald Trump was the latest, calling in his State of the Union address Tuesday to “end the dangerous defense sequester” to “fully fund&rdquo...
Wright-Patt experiment narrows planes in future test flights

Wright-Patt experiment narrows planes in future test flights

An Air Force experiment that pitted four light attack planes against one another over the skies of New Mexico has narrowed to two, the service branch said. The Textron AT-6 Wolverine and the Sierra Nevada Corp. and Embraer Defense & Security’s A-29 Super Tuscano, both propeller-driven aircraft, will fly at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., between May and July this year. The Air Force Strategic...
Fitness website picks Air Force Marathon as one of best in fall

Fitness website picks Air Force Marathon as one of best in fall

The Air Force Marathon has been named one of “the 15 Best Fall Marathons in the U.S.” by the popular fitness website, Daily Burn. The site lists a relatively flat course, flyovers and historical aviation sites as reasons for the honor. The marathon has made it on the Daily Burn’s list several times. “We’re so happy to be recognized as one of the best fall races,&rdquo...
Free income tax filing assistance available for veterans

Free income tax filing assistance available for veterans

Military Veterans Resource Center Free income tax filing assistance available for veterans Contributed story Military Veterans Resource Center is partnering with the Ohio Benefit Bank and the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program to offer free income tax filing assistance to military veterans and their spouses. Veterans and their spouses will need to bring a valid photo ID, their DD-214 (or...
AEDC stands up ICBM Combined Test Force at Hill Air Force Base

AEDC stands up ICBM Combined Test Force at Hill Air Force Base

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, TENN. – The growth of AEDC’s critical role in providing the United States armed forces with developmental test and evaluation support for the newest and premier weapon systems continues with the stand up of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Combined Test Force to support modernization and life extension for the LGM-30 Minuteman III and development of the next...
Partnership Flight Symposium enhances cooperation between 13 countries

Partnership Flight Symposium enhances cooperation between 13 countries

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – The U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa hosted the first-ever Partnership Flight Symposium, combining both African and European military aeromedical teams at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 16-19. More than 50 representatives from 12 countries, including Albania, Angola, Bulgaria, Croatia, Gabon, Hungary, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Ukraine and Zambia. It...
Air Force experts help build medical capabilities with partner nations

Air Force experts help build medical capabilities with partner nations

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Healthcare is a critical avenue to strengthen partnerships with U.S. allies around the globe. The Air Force International Health Specialist program takes highly trained Air Force health personnel with unique skill sets, and puts them in Global Health Engagements around the world. There, they share their experiences and work to improve the health infrastructure in their partner...
Airmen travel to Earth’s southernmost point for annual maintenance

Airmen travel to Earth’s southernmost point for annual maintenance

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – With 24 hours of daily sunlight in their favor, a team of seismic technicians traveled to the southernmost point on Earth to conduct annual maintenance of the equipment they use to monitor global nuclear treaties. Six members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center made the trek from their home base at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, to Antarctica to troubleshoot...
AFLCMC ‘entwined’ with senior leader goals

AFLCMC ‘entwined’ with senior leader goals

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Air Force acquisition is battling the pincer effect of shrinking workforces and expanding portfolios, according to Lt. Gen. Robert McMurry, who spoke at a defense industry event in Bedford, Massachusetts, Jan. 25. McMurry, commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, which oversees the total life cycle for all Air Force aircraft, engines, munitions...
Collins to lead AFLCMC’s Fighters and Bombers Directorate

Collins to lead AFLCMC’s Fighters and Bombers Directorate

Col. Heath Collins, will become the program executive officer for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Fighters and Bombers Directorate headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Collins is currently the senior materiel leader and system program manager for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Systems Program Office, located at Hill Air...
Wright Patt Chapel group embraces core value: service before self

Wright Patt Chapel group embraces core value: service before self

When Harvey bore down on the Houston area as a category 4 hurricane, then stalled for several days in late August 2017, it dropped records amount of rain, ultimately leading it to be the second most costly storm in U.S. history only behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005, according to a recently released report by the National Hurricane Center. During its pause over the Houston area, Harvey dropped more...
Wright State honors military, Wright Patt at basketball game

Wright State honors military, Wright Patt at basketball game

Wright State University honored Wright-Patterson Air Force Base military members at a military appreciation basketball game at the Erwin J. Nutter Center Jan. 26. The evening began with Col. Bradley McDonald, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, delivering the official game ball to the officials at half court prior to the 7 p.m. scheduled tip off. The Air Force Band of Flight’s instrumental...
Report: British military leader earns nearly twice Pentagon chief’s pay

Report: British military leader earns nearly twice Pentagon chief’s pay

The leader of British armed forces earns nearly twice as much as the U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff despite Gen. James Dunford overseeing a military about 10 times the size, and some British politicians are unhappy about it, according to a report in The Times of London. British Air Chief Marshall Sir Stuart Peach earns between $315,000 and $360,000 compared  to the equivalent of around...
NC war veteran honored on 100th birthday

NC war veteran honored on 100th birthday

The Durham Veterans Administration threw a big party for a North Carolina veteran on her 100th birthday. Millie Veasey was a member of the only all-black, all-female battalion to serve overseas during World War II, where she was stationed in England and France. When Veasey returned home, she earned a college degree and became the first female president of Raleigh's NAACP chapter. In 2016, President...
Concern arises that fitness map could show base activity here, overseas

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 around the globe where devices such as Fitbit, Jawbone and...
UDRI lands Air Force contract to protect jet turbines

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 and reduce fuel efficiency, according to UDRI. RELATED: Wright-Patt...
‘We’re not moving fast enough,’ Air Force leader says

‘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 hypersonic speeds, autonomy in machines like drones, and directed-energy...
TRAFFIC DELAYS: Wright Patt security exercise begins today

TRAFFIC DELAYS: Wright Patt security exercise begins today

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will hold its first quarterly exercise beginning today and continuing through Feb. 5. Base personnel, as well as visitors to the base, can expect delays at the gates, traffic congestion, temporary road closures, and potential rerouting of traffic during the duration of the exercise. Residents of the base’s neighboring communities may notice increased emergency...
Variety of scholarships available for military children

Variety of scholarships available for military children

Variety of scholarships available for military children Scholarships for Military Children Scholarships for Military Children applications are due Feb. 16. Applying for one of the 700 available $2,000 scholarship grants is straightforward. Requirements include providing a completed two-page application; the student’s official transcript indicating a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on...
Aerospace medicine school kicks off centennial celebration

Aerospace medicine school kicks off centennial celebration

One hundred years ago, on Jan. 19, 1918, the U.S. Army Air Service formally chartered the Medical Research Laboratory at Hazelhurst Field on Long Island, New York. Over the course of a century, that lab became what is today the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. As...
Materials and Manufacturing Directorate honors annual awards winners

Materials and Manufacturing Directorate honors annual awards winners

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate recently held its 65th annual Awards Luncheon at the Hope Hotel to honor top achievers. Dr. David Walker, former AFRL vice commander as well as former AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate director, served as guest speaker and was proud to have been a part of the directorate and honored to return for the event...
AFRL materials engineer finds second calling as novelist

AFRL materials engineer finds second calling as novelist

On the evening of April 14, 1865, an event sent shock waves throughout a nation struggling to heal, opening fresh wounds and throwing the country into a long period of mourning. While attending a play at Ford’s Theatre, President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/materials-and-manufacturing-directorate-honors-annual-awards-winners/06VMFwpgJ3SyqAP6yMaaTJ/...
Wright-Patt luncheon celebrates legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Wright-Patt luncheon celebrates legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A humanitarian awards luncheon honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held Jan. 18 at the Wright-Patterson Club with the guest speaker the director of communications and chief information officer, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Illinois. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/dod-interagency-program-coordinator-earns-broxson-award/s6itwdeZOlUDI3PfRXQ3JJ/ Hosted by Col. Bradley McDonald...
AFLCMC’s McMurry outlines priorities during commander’s calls

AFLCMC’s McMurry outlines priorities during commander’s calls

Lt. Gen. Robert McMurry, commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, held two commander’s calls at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Jan. 18 and 19 to outline his priorities and recognize outstanding accomplishments of employees throughout the center. During the commander’s calls, McMurry highlighted AFLCMC’s role in supporting Air Force and Department of Defense priorities...
Wright-Patt exercise starts Jan. 29, to affect traffic, services

Wright-Patt exercise starts Jan. 29, to affect traffic, services

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will hold its first quarterly exercise of 2018 from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/aflcmc-mcmurry-outlines-priorities-during-commander-calls/RzCFDD5G62u7ftLVJD0KTP/ Base personnel, as well as visitors to the base, can expect delays at the gates, traffic congestion, temporary road closures, and potential rerouting of traffic during the duration...
Commander’s Challenge set for final test in Alabama

Commander’s Challenge set for final test in Alabama

The 2017 Air Force Research Laboratory Commander’s Challenge is in full swing with teams from four Air Force bases readying to compete in the final test of their solutions Feb. 26 through March 2 at the U.S. Army Redstone Test Center near Huntsville, Alabama. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/materials-and-manufacturing-directorate-honors-annual-awards-winners/06VMFwpgJ3SyqAP6yMaaTJ/ This...
AFLCMC analyst’s work helps senior leaders make decisions

AFLCMC analyst’s work helps senior leaders make decisions

Helping leaders and teams solve problems by organizing and making sense out of available information, is the task of Franco Villongco, a numbers guru and operations research analyst with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Working with numbers is a passion of Villongco’s and is what led him to his current job. http://www.daytondailynews...
DoD/VA interagency program coordinator earns Broxson Award

DoD/VA interagency program coordinator earns Broxson Award

An annual award meant to honor an individual who has significantly touched the lives of patients and families at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Fisher Houses with outstanding compassion and support has gone to an interagency program coordinator. He has been known to pick up and drive a veteran from the compassionate care facility to a medical appointment or surgical procedure at 4 or 5 a...
Wright Patt Fighters and Bombers program will get new commander

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. RELATED: Furloughed Wright Patt workers will be...
Wright-Patt centrifuge operations delayed until March

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 Marine Corps pilots and aircrew every year. The giant spinning...
Local WWII vet’s dog tags found buried in Virginia 76 years later

Local WWII vet’s dog tags found buried in Virginia 76 years later

Five days after photos of a World War II veteran’s U.S. Army ID were posted on social media, the dog tag was in the hands of his daughter in Preble County. “I got it this afternoon, it’s in my hand right now,” Pamela Weadick said from her home tonight in Eaton. Ronald Sneed and Kathy Ruth found the military ID in the backyard of their Bristol, Virginia, home last month. On...
NEW DETAILS: WPAFB airman who sold goggles on eBay ‘lied’ on sentencing memo, court records say

NEW DETAILS: WPAFB airman who sold goggles on eBay ‘lied’ on sentencing memo, court records say

The former Wright-Patterson Air Force Base senior airman guilty of selling night vision goggles on eBay had his sentencing delayed again this week. In a sentencing memorandum in New York’s Eastern Division District Court, prosecutors wrote said Zachary Sizemore repeated “the same lie” in court documents that he did to WPAFB law enforcement. Sizemore admitted to stealing night vision...
Heard a loud boom? Base conducting training exercise, official says

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 emails from the public with reports of loud noises coming...
Air Force Marathon tops list of ‘best’ fall marathons

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 volunteers” lining the course as runners &ldquo...
Furloughed Wright Patt workers will be paid

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 closure Saturday through Monday will be paid under legislation...
Air Force museum to reopen after shutdown

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 said the museum would remain open until it received a federal...
Dayton VA opioid prescriptions down 44 percent

Dayton VA opioid prescriptions down 44 percent

New data shows veterans in the Dayton area are being prescribed far less opioids than they were five years ago. The opioid prescribing rate at the Dayton VA Medical Center fell 44 percent over the last five years, according to data released this month by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The report showed that 20 percent of prescriptions from the Dayton VA were for opioids in 2012, compared...
Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinement to return to Dayton in 2020

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 site of the Dayton event was not announced, but in 2016 &mdash...
Thousands head back to work at Wright-Patt as shutdown ends

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, at least this time, was short-lived. Thousands of civilian...
Deployed troops will be able to watch NFL playoff games

Deployed troops will be able to watch NFL playoff games

UPDATE, 10:03 a.m. 1/21/2018: Despite the shutdown of the United States government early Saturday, the NFL announced Sunday morning that the Armed Forces Network will  air the AFC and NFC Championship games. >> Read more trending news  The NFL also said it is providing free access to the games via NFL Game Pass to all USO centers. Meanwhile, Congress is back at work Sunday, attempting...
Shutdown: Uncertainty plagues civil servants, WPAFB workers, businesses

Shutdown: Uncertainty plagues civil servants, WPAFB workers, businesses

Employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will report to work on Monday for further instructions. On Main Street in downtown Fairborn Saturday night there were a lot of questions about the partial shutdown, from workers who may be at risk of furlough to businesses those workers visit. “It’s definitely uncertainty,” Casey Hudson, a civil servant who works in finances with the Air...
Shutdown: Air Force museum closes: Wright-Patt workers face furlough

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 to affect thousands of workers at Wright-Patterson Air Force...
Government shutdown on anniversary of Trump inauguration

Government shutdown on anniversary of Trump inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 11:10 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump phoned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss strategies to reopen the government. Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley says Trump called the Republican Senate leader on Saturday morning. Gidley says chief of staff John Kelly is speaking with lawmakers...
What happens to veterans if the government shuts down?

What happens to veterans if the government shuts down?

Vital services for veterans will not be threatened if the government shuts down this weekend.  The Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities, including the Dayton VA Medical Center, would remain open. After previous partial shutdowns caused headaches for the VA, the department lobbied Congress to fund the VA on a two-year budget cycle. That exempts the department from the latest funding...
Wright Patt: Workers to show up Monday even if shutdown still in place

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 Wright-Patterson were sent home on furlough at the state&rsquo...
Vet still gets 100th birthday party at AF Museum despite Govt shutdown

Vet still gets 100th birthday party at AF Museum despite Govt shutdown

A government shutdown this weekend made for a shorter-than-planned birthday party for a World War II veteran at the Air Force Museum on Wright Patterson’s base. On Tuesday, Thomas Eubanks of Springfield turns 100. His family planned a surprise for him over the weekend at the museum. Eubanks arrived for the noon party, and the family was alerted they only had until 1 p.m., due to the government...
Researchers test virtual reality Adaptive Flight Training Study

Researchers test virtual reality Adaptive Flight Training Study

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. – A team of student researchers from Air Command and Staff College, Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, conducted an Adaptive Flight Training Study Jan. 9-12 at Columbus AFB, Mississippi, to aid in the Air Force’s advancement in training and education through virtual reality. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/virtual-fighter-aircraft-maintenance-training-game-based/3WxVziSHiC9LPJA3HSH0QL/...
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