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10:40 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Air Force Ready To Begin Restructuring Plan

Officials with the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base say they are ready to transition from 12 centers to 5 centers. The consolidation changes were announced in November of 2011 in response to the Defense Department's request to save money and to make operations more efficient.

The restructuring plan is expected to save the Air Force 109 million dollars a year.

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Military
5:37 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Air Force’s First Four-star Female General Commands Wright-Patt Unit

A native of Beavercreek is now the first female four-star general of the United States Air Force.

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Military
8:44 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Human Performance Wing Gets New Commander

COLONEL (DR.) TIMOTHY T. JEX

Colonel Timothy Jex will be appointed to head the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at a command ceremony Friday. It follows his promotion to brigadier general. Colonel Jex most recently served as the vice director of the Human Performance Wing. He replaces current director Thomas Wells who will retire from the Air Force after serving for 31 years.

Jex will oversee 2000 personnel. The wing’s mission is to enhance human performance for air, space and cyberspace through research, education and consultation.

Military
7:53 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Southwest Ohio Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

The military says 20-year-old Nicholas Olivas of Fairfield was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He graduated from Fairfield High School in 2010 and was an infantryman with a unit at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Former Hamilton mayor Adolfo Olivas tells The JournalNews of Hamilton that his son was trained to be a translator and had been in Afghanistan since February. Adolfo Olivas says his son loved fishing and hunting and viewed himself as a protector.

 He says the survivors include the soldier's wife and infant.

Military
5:27 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Ten Ohio veterans found at funeral home are buried

The remains of 10 Ohio veterans found in a funeral home basement last year have been buried with full military honors.

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