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Barrie Barber

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

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Memphis Belle star to appear at Air Force museum
 An actor in the Hollywood film Memphis Belle will be at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to see the real Memphis Belle on Saturday. Matthew Modine, who played a pilot in the film and whose uncle, Wylder Modine, was a World WarII B-17 bomber pilot, will sign autographs between 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. He’ll also speak at 4 p.m. the...

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An actor in the Hollywood film Memphis Belle will be at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to see the real Memphis Belle on Saturday. Matthew Modine, who played a pilot in the film and whose uncle, Wylder Modine, was a World WarII B-17 bomber pilot, will sign autographs between 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. He’ll also speak at 4 p.m. the...
UDRI lands $72 million Air Force contract
 The University of Dayton Research Institute has landed a $72 million, six-year contract that provides research and engineering support to the Air Force Research Laboratory. The work, part of AFRL’s Quick Reaction Evaluation of Materials and Processes program, includes testing of environmentally friendly technologies, determining the...

Posted: 2 days ago

The University of Dayton Research Institute has landed a $72 million, six-year contract that provides research and engineering support to the Air Force Research Laboratory. The work, part of AFRL’s Quick Reaction Evaluation of Materials and Processes program, includes testing of environmentally friendly technologies, determining the...
Blue Angels set to perform in Dayton: Five things to know
 For the first time since 2014, the Navy’s Blue Angels are set to perform at the Vectren Dayton Air Show on June 23-24 at Dayton International Airport. Here are five things to know about the team: PLANES: The team flies six blue and yellow F/A-18 Hornet jets as close as 18 inches apart in aerial formations. The team has flown the Hornet...

Posted: 3 days ago

For the first time since 2014, the Navy’s Blue Angels are set to perform at the Vectren Dayton Air Show on June 23-24 at Dayton International Airport. Here are five things to know about the team: PLANES: The team flies six blue and yellow F/A-18 Hornet jets as close as 18 inches apart in aerial formations. The team has flown the Hornet...
Outgoing commander says communities, base linked
 Wright-Patterson’s outgoing commander said it will be important for the military base and surrounding communities to work together to maintain safe drinking water in the Miami Valley. Col. Bradley McDonald — base commander for two years at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base— caps his 24-year-career in the Air Force on June...

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Wright-Patterson’s outgoing commander said it will be important for the military base and surrounding communities to work together to maintain safe drinking water in the Miami Valley. Col. Bradley McDonald — base commander for two years at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base— caps his 24-year-career in the Air Force on June...
Top Air Force leaders gather at Wright-Patt
 The Air Force’s top leadership brass was at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base this week in an annual closed-door gathering known as Corona Top. Air Force officials were tight lipped on the meeting this year,set to end Thursday, but the event focused on strategy, acquisition, science and technology and innovation, according to Air Force...

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The Air Force’s top leadership brass was at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base this week in an annual closed-door gathering known as Corona Top. Air Force officials were tight lipped on the meeting this year,set to end Thursday, but the event focused on strategy, acquisition, science and technology and innovation, according to Air Force...
AFRL’s top scientist takes job at Ohio State
 A former high-ranking scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson will become senior vice president for research at Ohio State University. Morley O. Stone will earn a base salary of $420,000 to oversee an $864 million research program throughout the university when he takes the job in August, according to Ohio State...

Posted: 5 days ago

A former high-ranking scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson will become senior vice president for research at Ohio State University. Morley O. Stone will earn a base salary of $420,000 to oversee an $864 million research program throughout the university when he takes the job in August, according to Ohio State...
Cincinnati VA chief of staff reassigned, VA says
 The Cincinnati VA Medical Center chief of staff has been placed in an administrative job while the federal agency investigates “certain operations of the surgery department,” the center said in a statement. Dr. Elizabeth Brill remains chief of staff, but has been “detailed” to a temporary role as a senior adviser in...

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The Cincinnati VA Medical Center chief of staff has been placed in an administrative job while the federal agency investigates “certain operations of the surgery department,” the center said in a statement. Dr. Elizabeth Brill remains chief of staff, but has been “detailed” to a temporary role as a senior adviser in...
Brown, Portman demand feds release groundwater toxicology study
 U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, are among a bipartisan group of 10 senators who have demanded the Trump administration release a toxicology study that could recommend lower threshold advisories for exposure to chemicals found in groundwater at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and other installations across the country...

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, are among a bipartisan group of 10 senators who have demanded the Trump administration release a toxicology study that could recommend lower threshold advisories for exposure to chemicals found in groundwater at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and other installations across the country...
Pentagon told to cut spending on F-35 program
 The Pentagon has agreed to resolve major technical deficiencies with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter before moving ahead with full-rate production, according to the Government Accountability Office. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has a large stake in the future of the jet as a contender to manage the Air Force version of the F-35, congressional...

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The Pentagon has agreed to resolve major technical deficiencies with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter before moving ahead with full-rate production, according to the Government Accountability Office. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has a large stake in the future of the jet as a contender to manage the Air Force version of the F-35, congressional...
American Water to host job fair at Wright-Patterson
 American Water Co. will have a job fair at the Hope Hotel and Conference Center on Tuesday and Wednesday. The company expects to hire 25 employees in advance of when it takes over ownership, operation and maintenance of the base water system in December. The company was the winning bidder in a $490 million, 50-year deal last year to privatize...

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American Water Co. will have a job fair at the Hope Hotel and Conference Center on Tuesday and Wednesday. The company expects to hire 25 employees in advance of when it takes over ownership, operation and maintenance of the base water system in December. The company was the winning bidder in a $490 million, 50-year deal last year to privatize...