Air National Guard en Commissioners Studying Air Force To Visit Ohio <p>Members of a national commission studying the U.S. Air Force to see if structural changes are needed will visit Ohio military bases this week seeking information.</p><p>The commission says members will visit Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton on Monday. They also plan to collect information at Air National Guard bases including Springfield, Rickenbacker and Mansfield-Lahm during their three-day Ohio stop.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 36919 at Springfield-Beckley Airport Begins Air National Guard Construction Project <p>On Saturday officials gathered in Clark County for a ground-breaking ceremony at the Springfield-Beckley airport. It kicks off an 11.6 million dollar construction project that will benefit the Air National Guard Base housed at the airport.&nbsp;</p><p>The project will result in a new administrative building and a training complex for the National Guard. It&#39;s being built by Tamsah Marker. The Bellefontaine-based company will also construct a warehouse facility and a parking lot to support the new complex.</p> Mon, 08 Aug 2011 21:30:34 +0000 Wayne Baker 2837 at Springfield Airport in Line For Possible New Runway Site <p>Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is eyeing the Springfield-Beckley Airport as a site for a new runway to be used for training involving the C-17 aircraft.</p><p>Base officials say Springfield Airport would be an ideal location to use for C-17 cargo transport training out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.&nbsp; The news comes as the base has been looking to cut costs.&nbsp; As of now, the C-17 training missions fly out of state to hold assault training exercises.</p> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 20:32:04 +0000 Wayne Baker 4534 at House Passes Bill That Benefits Springfield Air National Guard Base <p>The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a spending bill that includes $6.7 million for the Predator Operations Center at the Springfield Air National Guard Base.&nbsp;</p><p>The money is a boost for the Base which hopes hosting the operations center will help ensure its future existence.&nbsp; The funds were part of a larger $72.5 billion bill for military construction and Veteran Affairs programs.</p> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 21:32:58 +0000 Wayne Baker 4525 at