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Military
8:21 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Dayton Development Coalition Revs Up For Next Wright-Patt BRAC, And For Cuts to Come

Former General Lester Lyles used to direct the Air Force Materiel Command out of Wright-Patt.
Credit WYSO/Lewis Wallace

The Dayton Development Coalition (DDC) has launched an initiative called the “Federal Retention Program” to protect and expand Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. But that effort is an uphill battle against federal fiscal instability.

Wright-Patt puts upwards of $4 billion a year into the Dayton region, and a major goal of the new initiative is to keep that money coming in. At the same time, DDC president Jeff Hoagland admits the outlook in Washington is a bit bleak.

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Government Shutdown
1:05 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Civilians Return to Work at Wright-Patt

 Nearly 9,000 civilian workers went back to work Monday at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. That’s after the Department of Defense reinterpreted a new law in order to end furlough days.

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Government Shutdown
4:35 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Wright-Patt Suspends Classes Amid Shutdown

Aviation-related classes have been canceled at Ohio's largest military base as a result of furloughs triggered by the federal government shutdown.

The Dayton Daily News reports the Air Force Institute of Technology suspended classes this week at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. About 8,700 civilian employees were sent home without pay when the partial federal government shutdown began Tuesday.

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Military
2:42 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Wright-Patt Workers, Local Businesses Concerned About Shutdown

Leaders of the 88th Air Base Wing held a press conference Monday on the impact of an emergency furlough.
Credit WYSO/Lewis Wallace

 Nearly 9,000 employees of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base remain on emergency furlough following the federal government shutdown, and workers and businesses are worried about the financial impact, particularly if the partial shutdown is prolonged.

Wright-Patt officials estimate that for every day the government stays closed, the Dayton area loses $5 million in wages.

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Developing
11:03 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Wright-Patt Begins Emergency Furlough Due to Partial Government Shutdown

Colonel Cassie Barlow of the 88th Air Base Wing speaks to reporters about a possible emergency furlough.
Credit WYSO/Lewis Wallace

As of midnight, October 1st, the U.S. House and Senate had not agreed on a  budget, and the federal government is now implementing a partial shut down for the first time since 1995-1996.

On Tuesday Forbes listed Dayton as one of the top ten cities at risk during a government shutdown. Civilian workers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base bear the immediate brunt: approximately 8,700 non-military staff at Wright-Patt received furlough letters Tuesday morning.

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