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Military
7:35 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Tighter Budgets Delay Projects At Wright-Patt

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.

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Military
8:04 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Materiel Command At Wright-Patt May See More Cuts

Officials at Ohio's largest military base are bracing for more potential spending cuts.

The Dayton Daily News reports a Pentagon directive to reduce spending at management headquarters could affect the Air Force Materiel Command offices at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

The directive from the secretary of defense calls for the 20 percent cut over five years. Details aren't yet known.

Military
7:35 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Wright-Patt Catching Up From Furloughs

The commander of Ohio's largest military base says it could take weeks to catch up on the backlog of work created by the furloughs of thousands of civilian workers.

And Col. Cassie Barlow, 88th Air Base Wing commander at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, says base leaders have started planning for possible cuts and the potential of furloughs next year.

Military
10:18 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

DOD Cuts Furlough Days

Turner meets with furloughed DOD civilian employees.
Credit Press Photo

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.

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Crime
7:14 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Air Force Colonel Gets 60-Day Suspended Sentence For Sex Crime

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.

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