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Soldier killed 67 years ago in Korea to be buried in Dayton
 Sixty-seven years after Army Cpl. Roy John Hopper was killed in combat in Korea, his remains will be buried near his brother at Dayton National Cemetery on Friday. Through DNA testing of relatives last June, the Army was able to determine his identity after he had been buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii in 1955...

Posted: 14 days ago

Sixty-seven years after Army Cpl. Roy John Hopper was killed in combat in Korea, his remains will be buried near his brother at Dayton National Cemetery on Friday. Through DNA testing of relatives last June, the Army was able to determine his identity after he had been buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii in 1955...
Emergency crews respond to alarm at Wright-Patt
 An alarm that detected a gas odor sent emergency crews to a Wright-Patterson building late Wednesday night, a base spokeswoman says. Firefighters discovered the odor was overheated plastic that had melted, spokeswoman Marie Vanover said. The exact location of the building was not immediately available. FIVE QUICK MILITARY READS Security concerns...

Posted: 14 days ago

An alarm that detected a gas odor sent emergency crews to a Wright-Patterson building late Wednesday night, a base spokeswoman says. Firefighters discovered the odor was overheated plastic that had melted, spokeswoman Marie Vanover said. The exact location of the building was not immediately available. FIVE QUICK MILITARY READS Security concerns...
Air Force Museum Foundation picks chief development officer
 The Air Force Museum Foundation has named Chris Adkins-Lamb its new chief development officer. Adkins-Lamb, who was the director of major gifts at the College of Science and Mathematics at Wright State University, was chosen after an “exhaustive national search,” Foundation Director Michael Imhoff said in a statement. Adkins-Lamb...

Posted: 15 days ago

The Air Force Museum Foundation has named Chris Adkins-Lamb its new chief development officer. Adkins-Lamb, who was the director of major gifts at the College of Science and Mathematics at Wright State University, was chosen after an “exhaustive national search,” Foundation Director Michael Imhoff said in a statement. Adkins-Lamb...
Security concerns prompt Wright-Patt to close major gateway
 Wright-Patterson has imposed tighter security measures and closed Gate 26A “until further notice,” according to a base spokeswoman. The gateway along Ohio 235 near the main airfield was closed for the Monday morning commute into the sprawling base. It typically handles an average of about 5,200 vehicles a day, according to Wright-Patterson...

Posted: 17 days ago

Wright-Patterson has imposed tighter security measures and closed Gate 26A “until further notice,” according to a base spokeswoman. The gateway along Ohio 235 near the main airfield was closed for the Monday morning commute into the sprawling base. It typically handles an average of about 5,200 vehicles a day, according to Wright-Patterson...
Royal Air Force marks 100th in the birthplace of aviation
 The Royal Air Force will mark its 100th anniversary in London, Glasgow, Manchester and … Dayton. A local contingent of three Royal Air Force officers, along with a British Army warrant officer and government employee assigned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, joined with their U.S. Air Force counterparts to celebrate the service&rsquo...

Posted: 17 days ago

The Royal Air Force will mark its 100th anniversary in London, Glasgow, Manchester and … Dayton. A local contingent of three Royal Air Force officers, along with a British Army warrant officer and government employee assigned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, joined with their U.S. Air Force counterparts to celebrate the service&rsquo...
Local military families picked for free Easter meals
 Twenty-five Dayton area families were chosen to receive free Easter meals through Operation Homefront. The families will get the meals, which feed up to 10 people, at Cracker Barrel on Miller Lane, on Friday. Families were selected based on a first-come, first-served basis of service members who were junior or mid-level enlisted personnel...

Posted: 21 days ago

Twenty-five Dayton area families were chosen to receive free Easter meals through Operation Homefront. The families will get the meals, which feed up to 10 people, at Cracker Barrel on Miller Lane, on Friday. Families were selected based on a first-come, first-served basis of service members who were junior or mid-level enlisted personnel...
Uncertainty follows new VA Secretary choice
 President Donald Trump’s firing of the Department of Veterans Affairs top leader has left an uncertain road ahead for an agency that has progressed in key areas, some say. Trump removed former VA Secretary David Shulkin this week and nominated White House physician and Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson to replace him following a bruising ethics...

Posted: 21 days ago

President Donald Trump’s firing of the Department of Veterans Affairs top leader has left an uncertain road ahead for an agency that has progressed in key areas, some say. Trump removed former VA Secretary David Shulkin this week and nominated White House physician and Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson to replace him following a bruising ethics...
Air Force Marathon director leaves
 The Air Force Marathon, which attracts thousands of runners around the country to the Miami Valley every fall, is searching for a new director since its veteran leader departed last week. Rob Aguiar, marathon director since 2012 and once deputy director, left March 23, according to Wright-Patterson spokeswoman Marie Vanover. Aguiar could...

Posted: 22 days ago

The Air Force Marathon, which attracts thousands of runners around the country to the Miami Valley every fall, is searching for a new director since its veteran leader departed last week. Rob Aguiar, marathon director since 2012 and once deputy director, left March 23, according to Wright-Patterson spokeswoman Marie Vanover. Aguiar could...
Ohio National Guard wins top honors in national contest
 The Ohio Army National Guard has landed top honors for the sixth time in the Army Communities of Excellence contest. The National Guard was selected for the gold award which will be presented at the Pentagon on May 17. RELATED: Ohio National Guard deploys more troops to hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico Evaluators around the country visited Ohio...

Posted: 22 days ago

The Ohio Army National Guard has landed top honors for the sixth time in the Army Communities of Excellence contest. The National Guard was selected for the gold award which will be presented at the Pentagon on May 17. RELATED: Ohio National Guard deploys more troops to hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico Evaluators around the country visited Ohio...
Laser-armed fighter jets to mini-drones: AFRL video shows future tech
 Tailless supersonic jets that shoot lasers, experimental X-planes that paved the way for stealth fighters, and swarms of micro drones spiraling to earth from the sky. The Air Force Research Laboratory has released a video that spans its past to the Air Force’s future as part of its Science and Technology 2030 initiative. The nearly...

Posted: 23 days ago

Tailless supersonic jets that shoot lasers, experimental X-planes that paved the way for stealth fighters, and swarms of micro drones spiraling to earth from the sky. The Air Force Research Laboratory has released a video that spans its past to the Air Force’s future as part of its Science and Technology 2030 initiative. The nearly...
Dayton VA sets first-ever ‘enrollment fair’ to get VA benefits
 Wonder if you qualify for VA benefits? You can find out at the Dayton VA Medical Center first benefits enrollment fair Thursday, March 29, a spokesman says. The VA traditionally tries to reach veterans through community events like fairs and festivals, but veterans often aren’t prepared with the documents or information they need to...

Posted: 23 days ago

Wonder if you qualify for VA benefits? You can find out at the Dayton VA Medical Center first benefits enrollment fair Thursday, March 29, a spokesman says. The VA traditionally tries to reach veterans through community events like fairs and festivals, but veterans often aren’t prepared with the documents or information they need to...
Local transgender advocates condemn White House attempt to ban troops
 President Donald Trump resumed a push late Friday to restrict transgender troops serving in the military, but recent court actions will block their implementation for now, authorities say. The White House said retaining troops with a history or diagnosis of “gender dysphoria” – those who may require substantial medical treatment...

Posted: 24 days ago

President Donald Trump resumed a push late Friday to restrict transgender troops serving in the military, but recent court actions will block their implementation for now, authorities say. The White House said retaining troops with a history or diagnosis of “gender dysphoria” – those who may require substantial medical treatment...
Congress approves $450,000 for Wright brothers factory buildings 
 The National Park Service will have $450,000 to buy two historic buildings at the former Wright Co. airplane factory site in West Dayton, Ohio, under a $1.3 trillion federal omnibus spending bill President Donald Trump signed Friday. But the years-long quest to buy buildings 1 and 2, the first factory in the world to produce airplanes, is...

Posted: 26 days ago

The National Park Service will have $450,000 to buy two historic buildings at the former Wright Co. airplane factory site in West Dayton, Ohio, under a $1.3 trillion federal omnibus spending bill President Donald Trump signed Friday. But the years-long quest to buy buildings 1 and 2, the first factory in the world to produce airplanes, is...
Congress OKs $450,000 for Wright brothers factory buildings
 The National Park Service will have $450,000 to buy two historic buildings at the former Wright Co. airplane factory site in West Dayton under a $1.3 trillion federal omnibus spending bill President Donald Trump signed Friday. But the years-long quest to buy buildings 1 and 2, the first factory in the world to produce airplanes, is anything...

Posted: 27 days ago

The National Park Service will have $450,000 to buy two historic buildings at the former Wright Co. airplane factory site in West Dayton under a $1.3 trillion federal omnibus spending bill President Donald Trump signed Friday. But the years-long quest to buy buildings 1 and 2, the first factory in the world to produce airplanes, is anything...
Top Air Force leader to grads at Wright-Patt: ‘Our nation needs you desperately’
 Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson told newly minted “technical leaders” of the Air Force Institute of Technology to never stop asking why and to be innovators who build strong and trusted relationships to solve the nation’s national security challenges. Wilson, an Air Force Academy alumnae and former Rhodes scholar...

Posted: 28 days ago

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson told newly minted “technical leaders” of the Air Force Institute of Technology to never stop asking why and to be innovators who build strong and trusted relationships to solve the nation’s national security challenges. Wilson, an Air Force Academy alumnae and former Rhodes scholar...
Defense gets major increase, pay raise for troops in budget plan
 Congress has passed a massive spending bill which includes $700 billion for defense, spends billions more on aircraft, ships and tanks and provides a 2.4 percent pay hike for troops. The $60 billion increase in military spending is the biggest in 15 years. The budget plan also includes $300 million to continue cleaning the Great Lakes, $400...

Posted: 28 days ago

Congress has passed a massive spending bill which includes $700 billion for defense, spends billions more on aircraft, ships and tanks and provides a 2.4 percent pay hike for troops. The $60 billion increase in military spending is the biggest in 15 years. The budget plan also includes $300 million to continue cleaning the Great Lakes, $400...
State OKs Vectren takeover of Wright-Patt natural gas pipelines
 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has given the go-ahead to Vectren Energy Delivery for a $13.7 million, 50-year deal to take over natural gas delivery at Wright-Patterson from the Air Force. The contract is the latest Wright-Patterson move to privatize utilities at the sprawling base that spans more than 8,000 acres. The ownership...

Posted: 29 days ago

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has given the go-ahead to Vectren Energy Delivery for a $13.7 million, 50-year deal to take over natural gas delivery at Wright-Patterson from the Air Force. The contract is the latest Wright-Patterson move to privatize utilities at the sprawling base that spans more than 8,000 acres. The ownership...
Wright-Patt on three-hour delay
 Snowy conditions have put Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on a three-hour delay this morning, according to the base’s website. The weather also has delayed school and work activties across the region. WHIO-TV meteorologists were projecting three to five inches of snow and gusty winds throuhg 8p.m. Wednesday. Wright-Patterson is the...

Posted: 29 days ago

Snowy conditions have put Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on a three-hour delay this morning, according to the base’s website. The weather also has delayed school and work activties across the region. WHIO-TV meteorologists were projecting three to five inches of snow and gusty winds throuhg 8p.m. Wednesday. Wright-Patterson is the...
Rare Wright brothers propeller headed from Dayton to Colorado museum
 A rare wooden propeller signed by Orville Wright and valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars headed from Dayton to the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver. The National Aviation Hall of Fame, inside Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, has owned the Wright Model K propeller since it was donated in 2004, and will loan the early...

Posted: 30 days ago

A rare wooden propeller signed by Orville Wright and valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars headed from Dayton to the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver. The National Aviation Hall of Fame, inside Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, has owned the Wright Model K propeller since it was donated in 2004, and will loan the early...
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