Barrie Barber

Barrie Barber is a reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio covering military and veterans affairs.

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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...

Posted: 7 hours ago

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 Friday 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...

Posted: 14 hours ago

The federal government faces a partial federal shutdown threat Friday 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...

Posted: a day ago

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...

Posted: a day ago

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...

Posted: 2 days ago

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....

Posted: 2 days ago

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...

Posted: 5 days ago

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...

Posted: 5 days ago

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...

Posted: 5 days ago

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...

Posted: 5 days ago

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...

Posted: 6 days ago

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...