Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in southwest Ohio says budget tightening has postponed millions of dollars in infrastructure projects at the base this year.
The Dayton Daily News reports the delayed projects at Wright-Patterson include installing miles of water lines in different areas and replacing heating and ventilation equipment at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
Spokesman William Hancock tells the newspaper the projects aren't being undertaken in the current fiscal year but haven't been canceled. The next fiscal year starts Oct. 1.
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.