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Flight risks: The fight to retain Teradata and other companies

The Dayton Development Coalition tries to stay in touch with more than 600 companies in a 12-county area, coalition leaders told a forum audience Friday. In doing so, coalition officers say they’ve learned to recognize signs of danger that a business may leave the Dayton region. Among those signs: If a company’s chief executive no longer works in Dayton, that could be a warning. If local...
High school students dive into AF research before starting college

High school students dive into AF research before starting college

The Wright Scholar Program at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is one of the most unique opportunities for high schoolers to explore and learn more about engineering, pre-medical sciences and other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. Just to put in perspective how significant this program is, think about what it takes to become a researcher working at Wright-Patt. It takes...
Base Thrift Shop reopens Aug. 17 following summer break

Base Thrift Shop reopens Aug. 17 following summer break

Special sales and refreshments will mark the Aug. 17 reopening of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s thrift shop following its normal summer break. The shop, located at 5265 Miller St., Bldg. 95, near the intersection of Wright Avenue and Allbrook Drive, Area A, will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/wright-patt-bowling-center-reopens-following-extensive-renovations/ipXGMSILetiwkqWuKKtPzH/...
WPAFB scientists study artificial silk for body armor, parachutes

WPAFB scientists study artificial silk for body armor, parachutes

Who doesn’t like to feel warm in the winter and cool in the summer? Inspired by the qualities of fibers found in nature, scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory and Purdue University are experimenting to develop a functional fiber that can be woven into sizeable, flexible fabrics, using existing textile manufacturing methods. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/ceremony-marks-command-recent-leadership-change-wright-patt/atV5hP5X9AieWuscuroXXP/...
Base Mental Health Clinician: Respond to stress in healthy ways

Base Mental Health Clinician: Respond to stress in healthy ways

During the course of life, everyone experiences challenges and stress, and it is important to respond and process resulting emotions in healthy, constructive ways. Capt. Crystal Ditto, licensed clinical social worker, manages the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program, as well as the Intensive Outpatient Program, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Ditto shared insights on this topic...
Ceremony marks command’s recent leadership change at Wright-Patt

Ceremony marks command’s recent leadership change at Wright-Patt

Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton held a change of command ceremony where Capt. Rees L. Lee relinquished command to Capt. Matthew W. Hebert.at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Aug. 6. Rear Adm. Paul Pearigen, commander, Navy Medicine West, addressed ceremony attendees and members of the official party as the presiding officer. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/wpafb-scientists-study-artificial-silk-for-body-armor-parachutes/XsXLbEZNp7bTqr8RqdzMOI/...
Wright-Patt volunteers sought for annual Run for the Fallen Sept. 11

Wright-Patt volunteers sought for annual Run for the Fallen Sept. 11

Honoring the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the men and women who continue to defend them, the Wright-Patterson Company Grade Officers Council is seeking volunteers to support the fifth annual Run for the Fallen scheduled for Sept. 11 at 8 a.m. at the intersection of Loop and Spaatz Roads on Area B. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/wright-patt-bowling-center-reopens-following-extensive-renovations/ipXGMSILetiwkqWuKKtPzH/...
Cincinnati Reds host military appreciation night for Wright-Patt

Cincinnati Reds host military appreciation night for Wright-Patt

The Cincinnati Reds baseball team hosted a military appreciation night that honored Wright-Patterson Air Force Base military members during a game against the Arizona Diamond Backs Aug. 10. The evening began with Col. Thomas Sherman, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, accompanying eight Security Forces Airmen on the field to be recognized. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/ceremony-marks-command-recent-leadership-change-wright-patt/atV5hP5X9AieWuscuroXXP/...
High Performance Computing User Group meeting coming to AFIT

High Performance Computing User Group meeting coming to AFIT

The U.S. Air Force will host a Department of Defense-wide High Performance Computing (HPC) User Group Meeting at the Air Force Institute of Technology Sept. 24-28. The meeting will focus on how supercomputing advances science, technology, testing and evaluation, and acquisition engineering, and especially how supercomputing impacts critical mission objectives across the DoD spectrum. https://www.daytondailynews...
USAFSAM instructors bring hands-on experience to classroom

USAFSAM instructors bring hands-on experience to classroom

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Deployed experience, subject expertise and a passion to share lessons learned make instructors at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine a vital part of medical readiness, equipping Airmen with the skills to be successful. Celebrating its 100th year, USAFSAM is the leading platform for education, training and research in aerospace and operational medicine...
Wright-Patt bowling center reopens following extensive renovations

Wright-Patt bowling center reopens following extensive renovations

A ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 13 marked the grand re-opening of the Kittyhawk Lanes Bowling Center in Area A. Following the ceremony, the bowling center offered an afternoon of free bowling and food. To mark the occasion, anyone who stopped by was eligible to win door prizes, giveaways and chances to win 88th Force Support Squadron gift cards. The prizes included bowling ball packages, free bowling...
Under new law, military kids get sex assault protections

Under new law, military kids get sex assault protections

The Defense Department must improve the way it responds to child-on-child sexual assault at military bases in the U.S. and abroad as part of a sweeping new law President Donald Trump signed Monday. While the Pentagon began addressing sexual assault in the ranks a decade ago, an Associated Press investigation revealed that similar reports involving military kids got lost in a dead zone of justice....
Military parade ordered by Trump could cost $92 million

Military parade ordered by Trump could cost $92 million

The Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump would cost about $92 million, U.S. officials said Thursday, citing preliminary estimates more than three times the price first suggested by the White House. According to the officials, roughly $50 million would cover Pentagon costs for aircraft, equipment, personnel and other support for the November parade in Washington. The remainder...
Dayton-area firms pull in millions in new defense work

Dayton-area firms pull in millions in new defense work

Several area companies have landed millions in new Department of Defense and federal contract awards. RDC/John Poe Architects in Miamisburg claimed a $5,332,055 federal contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for architectural and engineering services at the Ann Arbor Health Care System. G.E. Aviation Systems in Vandalia won a $577,920 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency...
In the UAS/UAV race, China is beating the U.S.

In the UAS/UAV race, China is beating the U.S.

While the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) market is on a strong growth track — nationally and here in Dayton — there are still concerns and challenges. One concern: China is well ahead of the United States in the production of unmanned aerial vehicles and in building a supply chain of components for those vehicles, including motors. “I think it’s a strategic challenge, actually...
NEW DETAILS: Wright-Patt security personnel injured during active shooter alarm

NEW DETAILS: Wright-Patt security personnel injured during active shooter alarm

Nearly two weeks after a scare at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, base officials said Tuesday someone was injured during an active shooter alarm at the military installation’s hospital. The response came after the Dayton Daily News asked about rumors that someone in the base’s security force was shot during the Aug. 2 alarm. Base spokeswoman Marie Vanover said a “defender&rdquo...
Butler County company wins $80M Navy contract

Butler County company wins $80M Navy contract

A Butler County aircraft engine producer has been awarded a nearly $80 million contract to work for the U.S Navy and Australia. CFM International Inc., which has offices in West Chester Twp., has been awarded a $79,981,638 firm-fixed-price, contract for the procurement of five CFM56-7B27AE engines, four CFM56-7B27AE engine compressor cases and four associated kits for the Navy, the Department of Defense...
Trump signs bill with $182 million for NASIC project at Wright-Patt

Trump signs bill with $182 million for NASIC project at Wright-Patt

President Donald Trump signed into law a $716-billion defense bill Monday and with it, millions of dollars to pay for one of the largest projects in the history of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The bill authorizes $182 million in funding for an expansion of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patt. Trump signed off on the legislation during a visit to the U.S. Army’s...
Wright-Patt creates group to investigate active shooter scare

Wright-Patt creates group to investigate active shooter scare

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is creating a formal board to review the Aug. 2 active shooter scare that occurred at the base’s hospital. Col. Tom Sherman, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, ordered the board to conduct a “holistic review” of the scare, the response to it and lessons that can be learned from it, base spokeswoman Marie Vanover said. William Neitzke, the...
Ohio Senators accepting military academy applications

Ohio Senators accepting military academy applications

U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, and Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati, are asking Ohioans interested in applying for admission to one of the U.S. Military Service Academies for the 2019 school year should apply to each senator’s office for a congressional nomination. Brown and Portman previously hosted a dozen service academy seminars throughout Ohio for students interested in learning about...
Hamilton family hopes special immigration law will allow them to stay together

Hamilton family hopes special immigration law will allow them to stay together

A Hamilton family is hoping a special immigration law will allow them to stay together in the United States. Juan Carlos Moncada was arrested in 2015 by the Moraine Police Department for operating a vehicle while impaired. That arrest triggered deportation proceedings for Moncada, who entered the country illegally in November 2001 when he was 17 years old. OHIO NEWS: Ohio Channel says gubernatorial...
Pawlikowski tenure marked by effectiveness, Air Force readiness

Pawlikowski tenure marked by effectiveness, Air Force readiness

It’s the little things that our command does every day that enable the Air Force to be effective, and it’s so important that our Airmen fully appreciate their impact, said Air Force Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, as she reflected on her three years at the helm of Air Force Materiel Command and readies to retire from 40 years of Air Force service this September. https://www.daytondailynews...
‘Sugar Shock!’ classes will address ways to combat added sugars in food

‘Sugar Shock!’ classes will address ways to combat added sugars in food

You add it to your morning coffee, bake it into desserts and sprinkle it on oatmeal. It lurks in breads, soda, fruit juice, meats, condiments and even some “health” foods. What is it? Sugar. Sugar might be tasty, but it can wreak havoc on your health – both physically and mentally. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/run-marathon-for-more-than-personal-best-with-majcom-challenge/g9c6jhxZfhJseHYBOhriUN/...
Run AF Marathon for more than a personal best with MAJCOM Challenge

Run AF Marathon for more than a personal best with MAJCOM Challenge

Runners can be known as a competitive bunch – even if they’re only competing against themselves looking for a new personal record or searching for new and exciting trials. For challenge-hungry military runners participating in the U.S. Air Force Marathon, the Major Command Challenge might just be what the adrenaline doctor ordered. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/sugar-shock-classes-will-address-ways-combat-added-sugars-food/GaXpANEJtuckJZCnvViN1N/...
Mission comes full circle for compassionate care homes at Wright-Patt

Mission comes full circle for compassionate care homes at Wright-Patt

The impact of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Fisher Houses is widespread, reaching across the nation – even the world. Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher, the creators of Fisher House, expressed a vision to give back to servicemen and servicewomen by building compassionate care homes. They wanted military families to be able to stay together during medical emergencies. https://www.daytondailynews...
Pawlikowski welcomed ‘home’ one final time

Pawlikowski welcomed ‘home’ one final time

A formal water salute and a celebratory shower, compliments of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base military and civilian community, greeted Air Force Materiel Command Commander Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski as she landed one final time at the base aboard a C-21 Aug. 7. Pawlikowski’s ‘Final Flight’ celebration, redolent of the aviator ‘Fini Flight’ tradition, served as an opportunity...
AFLCMC engineer participates in Air Force media day at Pentagon

AFLCMC engineer participates in Air Force media day at Pentagon

Talking to the media about some of the ways the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center supports warfighters has become almost a second job for 1st Lt. Jessica Farris, a program manager and engineer in AFLCMC’s Agile Combat Support Directorate. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/pawlikowski-welcomed-home-one-final-time/lCnWa7XYh4jQEkD18JCnyH/ Recently, Farris attended the Air Force Conference...
‘Evening with an Enshrinee’ features astronaut, last X-15 pilot

‘Evening with an Enshrinee’ features astronaut, last X-15 pilot

Joe H. Engle, a retired major general, astronaut and the last remaining X-15 pilot, will be featured at “An Evening with an Enshrinee” Aug. 23 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The event is sponsored by the Air Force Museum Foundation and the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Engel was enshrined in the NAHF in 2001. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/only-dod-human-rated-centrifuge-gains-full-operational-capability/3DMzA0irHAFnDdGoAlsDjN/...
Only DoD human-rated centrifuge gains full operational capability

Only DoD human-rated centrifuge gains full operational capability

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Aug. 2 in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to celebrate the full operational capability, or F.O.C., of the only human-rated centrifuge in the Department of Defense. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/evening-with-enshrinee-features-astronaut-last-pilot/4SOxSCB0BzGc0a14rJc1tM/ The equipment...
New food truck keeps it fresh with rotating menus, various locales

New food truck keeps it fresh with rotating menus, various locales

The 88th Force Support Squadron has a new food truck named “Food on the Run,” according to Bruce Hiott, club manager for the Wright-Patterson Club and Banquet Center. Owned by 88th Force Support Squadron and operated by the club, the food truck rotates to different locations around Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/the-law-bikes-base-get-least-feet/PldcQqijtJG1QKTCaE4pcK/...
Army recruiter rescues residents from burning apartment building

Army recruiter rescues residents from burning apartment building

Army Sgt. Antonio Adams said he was just following his instincts when he helped several of his neighbors out of a burning building at Village East Apartments. Adams, an Army recruiter in Middletown, was at home on July 28 when a neighbor banged on his door and told him something was burning. A native of Eden, N.C., and the father of three children, Adams went out onto his balcony and saw black smoke...
It’s the law: Bikes on base get at least 3 feet

It’s the law: Bikes on base get at least 3 feet

88th Air Base Wing Safety and Security officials are reminding motorists of the need to observe at least a 3-foot cushion when passing bicyclists on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for a very good reason: It is the law. Ohio legislators passed in December 2016 House Bill 154, which requires motorists to pass bicyclists on the road with no less than a 3-foot cushion, effective March 21, 2017. https...
School of Air Evacuation celebrates its 75th anniversary

School of Air Evacuation celebrates its 75th anniversary

The School of Air Evacuation marked its 75th anniversary Aug. 2-3 at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/celebrate-national-aviation-day-during-free-event/89CQd2KBiDWUXj6qhNPMLO/ The two-day event – part of USAFSAM’s larger centennial celebration &ndash...
Celebrate National Aviation Day during free event

Celebrate National Aviation Day during free event

Celebrate National Aviation Day with free educational activities at Family Day Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. What is National Aviation Day? It is a celebration of all things related to aviation and is held on the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday (147 years ago on Aug. 19 in Dayton, Ohio). https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/school-air-evacuation-celebrates-its-75th-anniversary/J1zn41bdeHCklw4fbGW52K/...
Space Force proposal could impact Wright-Patt’s NASIC

Space Force proposal could impact Wright-Patt’s NASIC

Plans for a sixth military branch dubbed the “Space Force” became a little more real on Thursday when Vice President Mike Pence announced aggressive plans to create the new command by 2020. Though most of the U.S. Air Force’s space planning and procurement is conducted at the Space and Missile Systems Center in El Segundo, Calif., the space debate could still have big implications...
13-year run for Hero’s Ride comes to an end. But something new is planned in its place.

13-year run for Hero’s Ride comes to an end. But something new is planned in its place.

The annual Hero’s Ride, which raised more than $220,000 for disabled veterans during its 13-year run, has ended. But the emergence of a new fund-raising motorcycle ride will fill the void. Stacy Wene, who organized Hero’s Ride with her parents, Bill and Marianne Meyer, and others, said, “It was time to end.” MORE LOCAL EVENTS: Mutt Mania allows canines to join the Mud Mania...
NASIC expansion could bring more jobs to Wright-Patt

NASIC expansion could bring more jobs to Wright-Patt

In a show of bipartisanship, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton visited Beavercreek together Tuesday to tout their work to get funding for one of the biggest projects in the history of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. National Defense Authorization Act, which president Donald Trump is expected to sign next week, will fund a $182-million expansion of the National Air and Space...
Air Force investigations office responds to questions about active shooter alarm

Air Force investigations office responds to questions about active shooter alarm

No details will be released this week into the investigation by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations into an active shooter alarm last Thursday at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Explaining why it will not release details on what led to the alarm and why a gun was fired at a locked door inside the base’s Medical Center during the search for an active shooter that did not exist, a...
North Georgia town readies for return of Korean War veteran’s remains

North Georgia town readies for return of Korean War veteran’s remains

Cpl. Terrell J. Fuller went missing in Korea in 1951. Two years later, the U.S. Army presumed him dead.  On Thursday, his remains come home and on Saturday, what would have been his 88th birthday, he’ll be buried in his native Tocca. “It’s closure to the family,” said his great-niece, Amy Hix. “It’s just a wonderful homecoming to have him come home and be buried...
Base hospital leader: Teamwork ‘saved lives’ during shooter scare

Base hospital leader: Teamwork ‘saved lives’ during shooter scare

Authorities are continuing to investigate what exactly led to multiple 911 calls reporting an active shooter and the response to those calls at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base last week. The Air Force Office of Investigations is conducting the probe and though new information may not be released for weeks, details are still emerging about what happened in the aftermath of of the active shooter alarm...
PTSD specialist: People should recover quickly from Wright-Patt shooter scare

PTSD specialist: People should recover quickly from Wright-Patt shooter scare

The active shooter scare at Wright-Paterson Air Force Base was familiar to psychologist Kathy Platoni because she was at Fort Hood in 2009 when a man shot and killed 13 people. Platoni — who specializes in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder — works as a psychologist for Dayton SWAT and said “stark terror” is what people feel when it hits them that they may be in the middle of an...
World’s most advanced centrifuge now spinning fighting pilots at Wright-Patt

World’s most advanced centrifuge now spinning fighting pilots at Wright-Patt

Following more than five years of delays, the world’s most advanced centrifuge is now fully operational and Air Force fighter pilots will begin using it in October at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The $34.4-million centrifuge was dedicated during a ceremony on Thursday at the base, just eight weeks before it will start testing the limits of thousands of military pilots over the next three...
Congressman Turner calls for investigation of Wright-Patt active shooter response

Congressman Turner calls for investigation of Wright-Patt active shooter response

A Dayton congressman called the use of a firearm to breach a door during an active shooter scare at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Thursday “highly unusual and highly questionable.” U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, said the use of a firearm by base security officials would “absolutely” be part of what officials would look at when scrutinizing the response to a false alarm...
Airman’s daughter to receive special cystic fibrosis treatment vest

Airman’s daughter to receive special cystic fibrosis treatment vest

Full of smiles and giggles, 5-year old Aubrey Inman, acts like any other soon-to-be kindergartener. Until it’s time for her take one of her daily treatments, you would never know the spunky red head has cystic fibrosis. In 2012, Tech. Sgt. Aimee Inman, Air Force Office of Special Investigations First Field Investigations Region, NCOIC Administration, and her husband, Bryan, were thrilled to...
Air Force tests in-flight respiratory monitoring

Air Force tests in-flight respiratory monitoring

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – To lower risks of in-flight breathing issues and protect the health and performance of aircrew, Air Force researchers rely on innovative technology to deliver advanced respiratory monitoring, without the added weight. Researchers with the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, are working with a private company, Cobham, to develop VigilOX, an advanced...
Celebrate National Aviation Day during free event

Celebrate National Aviation Day during free event

Celebrate National Aviation Day with free educational activities at Family Day Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. What is National Aviation Day? It is a celebration of all things related to aviation and is held on the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday (147 years ago on Aug. 19 in Dayton, Ohio). During Family Day, museum visitors will learn about...
Child Development Centers transition to new registration process

Child Development Centers transition to new registration process

The Child Development Centers on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base began implementing a new online registration process for parents last year. Instead of using paper forms, parents must now fill out and maintain records at MilitaryChildCare.com, a Department of Defense website used by all military branches and many installations across the world. Through MCC, parents can create an account, search and...
Congressman Turner calls for briefing on what caused Wright-Patt shooter scare

Congressman Turner calls for briefing on what caused Wright-Patt shooter scare

U.S. Rep. Mike Turner wants to know what caused the false alarm active shooter situation that took place at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Thursday. Turner said he has asked Wright-Patt installation commander Col. Thomas Sherman for a briefing to learn what led to Thursday’s false alarm, an assessment of the response and what lessons can be learned from the incident, according to a release...
Medically fragile child centers a very normal family

Medically fragile child centers a very normal family

Editor’s note: Having the ability to recover from or adjust to misfortune or change is the definition of resilience, and that’s something the Air Force wants all personnel to have as they deal with the stress that is part of their daily lives as they support the Air Force mission. A group of certified master resilience trainers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base trains assistants so that...
Office sees increase in foreign military sales construction projects

Office sees increase in foreign military sales construction projects

Managing multiple construction projects around the world isn’t easy, but it’s a job that the professionals in the Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate’s Construction Branch have perfected. The office is supporting 17 foreign military partners by building air bases, strengthening and expanding runways, constructing air fields, living quarters, hangars, maintenance...
Senior leadership congratulates newest enlisted promotees

Senior leadership congratulates newest enlisted promotees

Col. Thomas Sherman, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Arbona, 88th ABW command chief, co-hosted a ceremony at the Wright-Patterson Club July 31 to recognize Team Wright-Patt’s newest enlisted promotees. Also in attendance were senior leadership and distinguished guests from each organization. The purpose of the ceremony was to recognize all of the...
Directorate leadership changes with new program executive officer

Directorate leadership changes with new program executive officer

Col. Dale White assumed leadership as program executive officer for the Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Special Operations Forces Directorate at a July 26 ceremony presided over by Dr. William Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. White replaces Col. Martin O’Grady, who is retiring after 24 years of service in the Air Force. For...
Updated Wizards of Wright Program to be unveiled Aug. 6

Updated Wizards of Wright Program to be unveiled Aug. 6

Teachers across the map will now be able to benefit from the newly revamped Wizards of Wright Program (WOW!), part of the Educational Outreach Office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The reinvigorated program launches Aug. 6 with new “flights” that will provide resources for classroom teachers who are enhancing their students’ understanding of science, technology, engineering...
Free advance screening set for Aug. 11 for ‘A.X.L.’

Free advance screening set for Aug. 11 for ‘A.X.L.’

Wright-Patterson Theater Free advance screening set for Aug. 11 for ‘A.X.L.’ Airmen, military families and retirees can get a free sneak peek of Global Road Entertainment’s “A.X.L.,” starring Alex Neustaedter and Becky G, on Aug. 11 at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Reel Time Theater in the Kittyhawk Area. The free military appreciation screening begins at...
Deaf intern thrives in civilian service

Deaf intern thrives in civilian service

Tina Banerjee is an Air Force Materiel Command intern with a unique challenge: she was born unable to hear. Banerjee works as a summer intern through the Air Force Premier College Intern Program as a management analyst in manpower and organization, 88th Force Support Squadron Manpower and Organization Office, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. She is a senior at the Rochester Institute of Technology...
Dozens of police, SWAT officers responded to Wright-Patt after 9-1-1 caller reports active shooter

Dozens of police, SWAT officers responded to Wright-Patt after 9-1-1 caller reports active shooter

Dayton police and Greene County Sheriff’s Office crews were among the local, state and federal officials who responded to a request for aid Thursday at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base during a widespread base lockdown. Dayton sent about 40 officers from all four of the department’s division, a police spokesperson said. Greene County sent 17 deputies, five of whom responded inside the gates...
Wright-Patt: No active shooter found; what we know

Wright-Patt: No active shooter found; what we know

Reports of an active shooter at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s medical center on Thursday were determined to be a false alarm but not until after three hours passed during which local, state and federal law enforcement responded and loved ones waited anxiously outside closed base gates. Someone from inside Wright-Patterson Medical Center called 911 around 12:40 p.m. Thursday. It’s unclear...
Wright-Patt hospital: What we know about the base medical center

Wright-Patt hospital: What we know about the base medical center

An active shooter situation has been reported at the medical center on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The base’s security forces and fire department responded to the incident at 12:40 p.m., said Marie Vanover, Wright-Patt director of public affairs. The “all clear” has since been given on the base. Here is what we know about Wright-Patterson medical center on the base. 1. When...
Shooting incidents at military facilities have sometimes been deadly

Shooting incidents at military facilities have sometimes been deadly

An active shooter situation was reported at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hospital on Thursday. Over the years, several shootings have happened on military bases and at military-related facilities locally and around the country. Here are a few of those incidents: On Nov. 5, 2009, Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood in Texas, killing 13 people and wounding 33 others. It was the deadliest...
Homeless, quadriplegic veteran living outside VA hospital struggles to get health care

Homeless, quadriplegic veteran living outside VA hospital struggles to get health care

A Navy veteran who is a quadriplegic has many health care needs. But he – and the people trying to help him – say the Veterans Affairs hospital in Seattle continues to reject him for care.  Mike Mikesell of Washington state is 49 years old. He’s a Navy veteran who was honorably discharged, according to a document from the Department of Veterans Affairs office.  He needs...
Grieving military mom says coins stolen from son's grave: 'It just makes me sick'

Grieving military mom says coins stolen from son's grave: 'It just makes me sick'

A Massachusetts military mother claims someone is stealing coins from her son's grave. Lynda Kiernan lost her 18-year-old son, Pfc. Becket Kiernan, while he served in California earlier this year. Kiernan says she's just barely getting by, and the idea that someone may be stealing from her son's grave only adds more pain to her grief.  "There are very few places on Earth where...
Proposal would make it easier for military spouses to continue careers in Ohio

Proposal would make it easier for military spouses to continue careers in Ohio

Servicemembers are frequently thanked for serving their country but “often forgotten,” said State Rep. Jim Butler, is the sacrifice their spouses make. But, military spouses transferring to Ohio will soon find it easier to continue working in their chosen field if a proposed law introduced in the Statehouse this week becomes law. Military spouses look for a new job every one to three years...
$20K reward offered in killing of soldier's wife on Georgia military base

$20K reward offered in killing of soldier's wife on Georgia military base

Authorities are offering a reward for information in the death of a woman killed at Georgia's Fort Stewart while her husband was deployed overseas. Abree Boykin, 24, was found dead in her on-post residence the night of July 10 by military police. Her husband, a soldier in the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division, was in South Korea at the time, according to Army authorities. Since his wife&rsquo...
Students to start using AFRL’s $34.4M centrifuge at Wright-Patt

Students to start using AFRL’s $34.4M centrifuge at Wright-Patt

The Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will dedicate the world’s most advanced centrifuge next month before students start using it later this fall. The lab’s 711th Human Performance Wing will dedicate the centrifuge at a 10:30 a.m. ceremony Thursday, according to the base. The Brig. Gen. Mark Koeniger, commander of the 711th Human Performance Wing, will speak...
Join a team, run for a cause during 2018 Air Force Marathon

Join a team, run for a cause during 2018 Air Force Marathon

Three nonprofit organizations – Air Force Enlisted Village, Fisher House and United Service Organizations – invite runners to join their fundraising teams during the annual Air Force Marathon event, Sept. 14-15. “The AFEV, Fisher House and USO are all incredible charities that share the same values we do here at the Air Force Marathon,” said Brandon Hough, Air Force Marathon...
Special Victims’ Counsel gives clients ‘a voice and a choice’

Special Victims’ Counsel gives clients ‘a voice and a choice’

The Special Victims’ Counsel program provides Air Force judge advocates to represent victims of sexual assault and related offenses. The Air Force originated the SVC program 2013, and it was soon mandated for all military branches. The SVC team provides legal representation, offers confidential legal advice and protects victims’ rights and interests. The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base...
Wilson calls for national effort to speed information exchange

Wilson calls for national effort to speed information exchange

Displaying a nostalgic photo of astronauts training at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the 1960s, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson noted that this week marked the 49th anniversary of the lunar landing on July 20, 1969. Wilson told the 600 attendees of the Wright Dialogue with Industry event in the Dayton Convention Center July 18, the landing was the result of three major programs...
88 ABW leadership congratulates newest technical sergeants

88 ABW leadership congratulates newest technical sergeants

Col. Thomas Sherman, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Arbona, 88th Air Base Wing command chief were on hand to congratulate 86 newly selected technical sergeants from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base during an event at the Wright-Patterson Club July 19. The following individuals, listed by organization, were selected to advance to the rank of E-6: Air Force...
Family benefits from Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Family benefits from Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Even 476 miles, the distance from Wisconsin to Ohio, isn’t enough to stop one family from taking part in the event that continues to change their lives. Abby Schroeder, an Air Force widow, and her sons have been eagerly preparing for their trip to Ohio for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Ohio Regional Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp takes place at the University of Dayton...
Staff available to help customers with research, learning needs

Staff available to help customers with research, learning needs

Formerly known as the base library, the Information Learning Center has many professional development services and resources available to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base populous. The mission of the ILC is to connect the customer base and the Wright-Patterson community with available e-learning, distance learning and limited hard-copy capabilities and resources. “We have a customer-oriented...
Blue Horizons fellow promotes changes to key acquisition course

Blue Horizons fellow promotes changes to key acquisition course

Preparing the junior acquisition workforce for success is a subject that Maj. Jessica Wright, an acquisition professional most recently with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate, is passionate about. Last year, she was selected for the highly competitive 2018 Blue Horizons Fellowship program sponsored by the chief...
Wright-Patt teen rewarded for academic excellence

Wright-Patt teen rewarded for academic excellence

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service recently honored a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base teen for her outstanding academic achievements. Ninth-grader Alanna Morales received the Exchange second-place prize for the worldwide You Made the Grade sweepstakes during a presentation July 19 at the Wright-Patterson Exchange. The You Made the Grade program provides the opportunity for first- through 12th-graders...
Annual event offers way to explore educational opportunities

Annual event offers way to explore educational opportunities

More than 50 organizations, including academic institutions, helping agencies and the Ohio Department of Higher Education, attended the 2018 Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Development, Education and Training Exposition July 12. Academic institutions attending ranged from those with locations on base, to local campuses, to locations across the country. These organizations provided information to Total...
Air Force, defense contractors exchange ideas during 13th annual event

Air Force, defense contractors exchange ideas during 13th annual event

More than 600 people registered to attend the 13th annual Dayton Defense Wright Dialogue with Industry at the Dayton Convention Center July 17-19, making this year’s event between the Air Force Research Laboratory and defense contractors the largest to date. The two-and-a-half-day event, titled “AFRL Science and Technology Supporting the National Defense Strategy,” included comprehensive...
Environmental sensing platform adds protection against corrosion

Environmental sensing platform adds protection against corrosion

Air Force Research Laboratory is developing an innovative new tool to manage aircraft corrosion more effectively. Researchers from the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate are developing and testing a device that could help pre-emptively predict corrosive environmental conditions before they can start causing damage to valuable assets. Called the WISE-MP, which stands for Weather Instrumentation...
Air Camp provides an intro into aviation like no other

Air Camp provides an intro into aviation like no other

Young minds experience a summer camp program unlike any other at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. From across the United States, 150 kids participated in interesting and hands-on activities as part of the Air Camp program in July. For a week, children in groups of about 50 were able to visit locations on base where they were given tours, explored interactive labs and did hands-on activities to facilitate...
Air Force Materiel Command commander retiring at Wright-Patt

Air Force Materiel Command commander retiring at Wright-Patt

Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will retire in September, the U.S. Air Force announced. Pawlikowski — the third female Air Force general to reach a four-star rank — became AFMC’s commander in June 2015 following her predecessor, Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, who was the first woman to reach the four-star milestone. &ldquo...
Farrell takes over as new AFSAC commander

Farrell takes over as new AFSAC commander

Brig. Gen. Sean Farrell accepted leadership of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate at a change of leadership ceremony July 18 at the Wright-Patterson Club. In front of distinguished guests, foreign military partners and family, the change of leadership ceremony was officiated by Lt. Gen. Robert McMurry, AFLCMC commander. Farrell...
U.S. military could get biggest pay raise in 9 years

U.S. military could get biggest pay raise in 9 years

Members of the United States military may receive their biggest pay raise in nine years if a defense bill just approved by the U.S. House becomes law. The $716-billion National Defense Authorization Act would provide a 2.6 percent raise to the military. The Senate still needs to vote on the bill and if passed it will head to president Donald Trump’s desk. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee...
House approves defense bill with $182 million for Wright-Patt project

House approves defense bill with $182 million for Wright-Patt project

The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to approve a defense bill that would fund a $182-million project at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The project will expand the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patt, which employees more than 3,300 people, according to the agency. NASIC analyzes adversaries air, space, and cyber threats, such as ballistic missile capabilities, and...
Wright-Patt to get $182M for NASIC expansion: 5 things to know

Wright-Patt to get $182M for NASIC expansion: 5 things to know

If the National Defense Authorization Act is signed into law by President Donald Trump, it will launch a new construction project at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The $182-million project will expand the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patt. The intelligence agency analyzes adversaries air, space, and cyber threats, such as ballistic missile capabilities, and provides findings...
Fair offers huge outreach opportunity for Butler County Veterans Service Commission

Fair offers huge outreach opportunity for Butler County Veterans Service Commission

Veterans get into the Butler County Fair free on Wednesday, and the local veterans board will be on hand to help answer benefits questions for those who have served in the military. The annual county fair is the biggest outreach opportunity for the county’s Veterans Service Commission all year, officials with the agency said. MORE: Number of Butler County veterans needing assistance rises &ldquo...
$182M NASIC investment ensures agency will stay at Wright-Patt, Turner says

$182M NASIC investment ensures agency will stay at Wright-Patt, Turner says

The National Air and Space Intelligence Center is set to get $182 million new in funding for construction, a move U.S. Rep. Mike Turner said will likely keep the agency at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for years to come. The funding is part of the National Defense Authorization Act that is set to be voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives this week and in the Senate next week before heading...
Wright-Patt to get $182 million for one of biggest projects in base history

Wright-Patt to get $182 million for one of biggest projects in base history

The National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is set to get more construction funding than ever before. As part of the National Defense Authorization Act, NASIC will get $182 million for its expansion, according to details of the bill released today. NASIC will receive an appropriation of $61 million so construction can begin in fiscal year 2019, according to Sens...
Georgia woman's search for owner of Marine Corps ring found on Florida beach goes viral

Georgia woman's search for owner of Marine Corps ring found on Florida beach goes viral

A Georgia woman's search for the owner of a Marine Corps ring she found while visiting a Florida beach has gone viral. According to WTVT, Suzanne Rogers found the ring, engraved with "PLT 1041 6/30/17" and "EL," while visiting Florida's Siesta Key on Sunday. >> Read more trending news  Rogers quickly took to social media to try to track down the ring's owner. "...
Fake veterans charity collected millions in donations from Ohioans

Fake veterans charity collected millions in donations from Ohioans

A government watchdog and six state attorneys general are taking aim at fake veterans charities, including one that collected more than $11 million from Ohioans from 2014 to 2016. A Florida-based nonprofit called “Help The Vets” was recently found to have spent less than five percent of donations on charity, with the other 95 percent going to the group’s founder and paid fundraisers...
Veteran's American flag stolen; now a heartbreaking plea to get it back

Veteran's American flag stolen; now a heartbreaking plea to get it back

The sign says, “Please return my flag, sentimental to me. I brought it back from Iraq. The bottom four stripes have my buddy’s blood on them.”  “This was very important to him,” said Kim Phillips, who lives in Tacoma, Washington. She said veteran Nolan Gomez, also of Tacoma, was doing some yard work when someone stole his American flag.  The flag usually...
A new drama series with star power will spotlight UFO investigations based at Wright-Patt

A new drama series with star power will spotlight UFO investigations based at Wright-Patt

The upcoming History channel drama series “Project Blue Book” — based on a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base program that studied UFO sightings — has a new trailer out this week. The actual Project Blue Book was declassified years ago after studying 12,618 reported sightings of unidentified flying objects worldwide from 1952-1970. The television series is being produced by Robert...
Digging into 5 little known facts about Wright-Patt

Digging into 5 little known facts about Wright-Patt

Aviation history is rich here, but Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is also home to interesting historical landmarks of which few people are aware. Area A contains five of these landmarks explored by Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Historian Kenneth Sloat and Cultural Resource Manager Paul Woodruff. The Fire Station, Bldg. 163 This building located on Pearson Road used to be a fire station but...
Internships provide inspiration for scientists, engineers

Internships provide inspiration for scientists, engineers

For some students, summer means lifeguarding or scooping ice cream. For others, it means generating synthetic data using Generative Adversarial Networks, or researching convolutional sparse representations. This summer, 86 hand-picked interns from 48 universities (and two high schools) are spending their summer researching topics devised by scientists and engineers doing top-level work for the Department...
Military children sharpen athletic skills with help from NFL pro

Military children sharpen athletic skills with help from NFL pro

On July 9-10 more than 150 military children, ages 6-14, participated in the Steve Smith Sr. football ProCamp at the Kittyhawk field at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. For six years in a row, Proctor and Gamble ran an annual contest with Department of Defense commissaries to best display and sell P&G products. The top 11 commissaries won a free ProCamp for the military families and their children...
WPAFB Retiree Appreciation Day postponed to 2019

WPAFB Retiree Appreciation Day postponed to 2019

Military retirees in southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and eastern Indiana will want to save Oct. 25, 2019, on their calendars. That’s the date of the next Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Retiree Appreciation Day. The event will not be held in 2018. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/advisors-wright-patt-afb-help-explain-veterans-affairs-benefits/FZNfgqfAiJG3kgW0N9m4TI/ Retiree Appreciation...
Advisors at Wright-Patt AFB help explain Veterans Affairs benefits

Advisors at Wright-Patt AFB help explain Veterans Affairs benefits

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has a Veterans Affairs Benefits office located in the personnel office in Bldg. 2, Room 244, in Area A. VA benefit advisors Lamarcus Penn and Kevin Fritts from the Department of Veteran Affairs are available for advice and training for active-duty members who are transitioning out of the military within one year. Those eligible for help also include retirees and service...
Spacy visits Wright-Patt for updates on construction projects

Spacy visits Wright-Patt for updates on construction projects

Maj. Gen. Bradley D. Spacy, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center commander, visited Wright-Patterson Air Force Base July 12 to get updates on several ongoing construction projects and meet Airmen. During the tour, Spacy observed ongoing construction at the Gate 26A relocation site. The $10.5 million project will replace both the existing commercial delivery entrance gate at Gate 16A off...
Celebration spotlights School of Air Evacuation’s 75th anniversary

Celebration spotlights School of Air Evacuation’s 75th anniversary

The School of Air Evacuation is celebrating its 75th anniversary Aug. 2 and 3 at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. “As part of USAFSAM’s centennial celebration, the two-day event will honor the past, present and future of aeromedical evacuation,” said Elizabeth Miller, Deputy Chair of the En Route Care Department. “Throughout event, we have a series...
Workforce Recruitment Program employees to be honored at Pentagon

Workforce Recruitment Program employees to be honored at Pentagon

The Department of Defense Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity recognized two individuals from Air Force Materiel Command for their work in the Workforce Recruitment Program to provide jobs for students with disabilities. The WRP is a national recruitment and referral program that connects federal-sector employers with college students and graduates with disabilities who are seeking...
WPAFB Equal Opportunity office helps to create positive communication

WPAFB Equal Opportunity office helps to create positive communication

The Integrated Delivery System is a team of helping agencies working together to create a comprehensive support system for total force Airmen. As a member of the IDS, the Equal Opportunity office works to end discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disabilities, genetic information and, although not a form of discrimination, sexual harassment. “In the workforce...
Take precautions to protect against vector-borne diseases in Ohio

Take precautions to protect against vector-borne diseases in Ohio

Mankind has been at the mercy of vector-borne diseases since the beginning of time. Several examples include the black plague, dengue fever, chikungunya, malaria, West Nile virus and more recently the Zika virus. In fact, vector-borne diseases account for 17 percent of all infectious diseases annually, causing nearly 700,000 deaths world-wide. Many of these diseases, however, are preventable through...
AFRL, OSU collaborate on congressional microscopy program

AFRL, OSU collaborate on congressional microscopy program

The Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Ohio State University’s Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis have a congressionally directed collaborative research agreement in the works. The agreement pushes the limits of advanced characterization techniques over a wide range of material classes and fosters long-standing research collaboration between...
WPAFB doctor of osteopathic medicine earns clinical research award

WPAFB doctor of osteopathic medicine earns clinical research award

Each year approximately 3,000 resident physicians and fellows submit their abstracts and posters to the American College of Physicians abstract and poster competition to be reviewed by their peers, and out of those submissions, 300 are chosen. This year, Capt. Micheal Massoud, doctor of Osteopathic medicine with the 88th Medical Group, was selected for the individual award in the clinical research...
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