On Tuesday, the Department of Defense announced that furloughs for civilian workers will be decreased from 11 days to 6. That’s some good news for about 10,000 civilian workers at Wright Patterson Air-force Base, but one Ohio Congressman says it’s still not enough.
Congressman Mike Turner of Ohio’s 10th district is Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces. This week he met with civilian Defense Department employees from Wright-Patt who have been impacted by furloughs.
A colonel based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was sentenced to a suspended 60 day jail sentence today after being found guilty of sexual imposition. Colonel Mayan Shah will serve 180 days of in home detention and is classified as a tier one sex offender. He will be on probation for three years and ordered to pay $250 in court costs.
Shah is a research analyst at the Air Force Materiel Command who was found guilty of sexual imposition following an event last summer at Carillon Park.
Veterans of a daring and costly World War II low-flying raid on Axis oil fields are gathering in Dayton this week for a 70th anniversary reunion.
Those participating in the Ploesti Raid reunion at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will arrive today, gathering for dinner followed by private events Wednesday. On the raid anniversary Thursday, there will be a public memorial service at the museum, and a chance to meet veterans.