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9:16 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Soldier From New Carlisle Killed In Afghanistan

The Defense Department says a Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker soldier from Ohio has been killed in Afghanistan.

The department says 25-year-old Staff Sgt. Wesley Williams of New Carlisle, Ohio, was killed Monday in Kandahar province when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

The News Tribune reports that Williams served with Lewis-McChord's 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, which deployed last month to replace another Stryker unit in southern Afghanistan.

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Military
9:11 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Air Force Thunderbirds To Headline Dayton Air Show

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline next year's Dayton Air Show.

Officials with the show said Tuesday that the air demonstration team will appear June 22 and June 23 at the Dayton International Airport. The announcement was made at the International Council of Air Shows' annual convention in Las Vegas.

Others named to the Dayton show's lineup include the Birmingham, Ala.-based AeroShell Aerobatic Team and aerobatic pilots Skip Stewart and Melissa Pemberton. The show also will feature a jet-powered school bus and the flying B-29 Superfortress known as "FIFI."

3:37 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Ohio Departments of Aging and Veterans' Services Commemorate Pearl Harbor Day

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The Ohio Departments of Aging and Veterans' Services is commemorating Pearl Harbor Day with a special installment of their War Era Story Project, including 19 stories written by current and former Ohioans about where they were and what they were doing on December 7, 1941.
The Department of Aging's Story Projects solicited stories of life during the Great Depression of the 1920s and 1930s from Ohioans who lived through it. More than 300 individuals sent in their recollections and lessons learned so that people of all ages today might get some perspective on our current economic situation.
Military
7:04 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Wright-Patt Seeks to Eliminate Obscene Material

U.S. Air Force officials say obscene material has no place in work areas and are taking steps this week to eliminate it from an Ohio base.

The Dayton Daily News reports that Air Force officials started hunting for obscene material in all work areas at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base .

The Air Force ordered the inspections at all of its installations in light of sexual misconduct complaints to the service's top military leader. Offensive material could include pictures of scantily clad women in calendars, posters and elsewhere.

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Military
7:30 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Ohio General Assembly honors Fallen Soldiers

The Ohio House and Senate has awarded the Ohio Military Medal of Distinction to the families of 28 Ohio soldiers who lost their lives while serving our country during the past year. Republican House Speaker Bill Batchelder, at a Statehouse ceremony, said each has made a sacrifice to this state that will never be forgotten.

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