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6:33 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Russian Aviators' Accidental 1937 Landing in Washington State

The Russian Antonov- 25 at Pearson Army Air Field in Vancouver, Washington, 1937
Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA

Russia has our attention now, with the Sochi Winter Olympics about to open on February 7th. This got our aviation commentator Dan Patterson thinking about the vast country and how it is connected by flight. And Dan brings us back to the early days of aviation when the Russians were building and flying unique aircraft to shorten those distances.

 

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Military
8:35 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Repairs To Pipes At Wright-Patt To Cost About $260K

The cost to repair weather-related damage to water pipes at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has reached about $260,000

An official at Wright-Patterson said sub-zero temperatures two weeks ago caused the pipes to burst.

Randy Parmenter, chief of operations for civil engineering at the base, says the burst pipes caused leaks in about 50 buildings.

Veterans
7:04 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Dayton Veterans Unit To Get $5M Renovation

A veterans center in Dayton is planning a $5 million renovation of the dementia unit of its long-term care facility.

Officials at the Dayton VA Medical Center tell the Dayton Daily News that the project calls for modernizing the 40-bed unit with updated safety and technology features, and "quality-of-life" enhancements.

Hospital officials say the renovation is part of $84 million in upgrades already approved for federal funding.

The medical center provides medical care to more than 35,000 veterans a year at its campus, west of downtown Dayton.

Military
11:11 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Kennedy's Air Force One To Stay At Wright-Patt

Cockpit of President Kennedy's Air Force One - Special Air Mission (SAM) 26000
Credit Jerry Kenney / WYSO

Last week, two Ohio legislators took action to prevent an historical aircraft from being moved out of the state.  That request was granted and so the plane that once served as Air Force One will stay in Dayton, Ohio.

The Boeing aircraft, known as SAM 26000, operated as Air Force One for Presidents Kennedy through Clinton. Since its retirement in 1998, it has found a home at the National Museum of United States Air Force in Dayton.

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Military
12:06 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Bid Protest on Air Force Museum Denied

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force says work on a new building can go ahead in southwest Ohio.

Work on the $35.4 million expansion project was held up after another contractor filed a protest of the award to Turner Construction Co. But the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reviewed the bid award and rejected the protest.

A notice to proceed was issued Friday.

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