Air Force en As Defense Budget Shrinks, Local Contracting Not All Doom And Gloom <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Thursday is the second day of meetings at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for small businesses in the defense industry. The event is part of an effort on the part of the Air Force to work more with small contractors; base officials say it helps them stay efficient as the government cuts defense budgets.</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:15:01 +0000 Lewis Wallace 48619 at As Defense Budget Shrinks, Local Contracting Not All Doom And Gloom Two Dayton-Area Companies Win Big Defense Contracts <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-dd4b2096-2009-c4cb-16a8-3576d7020710"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The US Air Force has awarded a major contract to two Dayton companies, Matrix Research and Lion-Vallen Industries. </span></span></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:12:45 +0000 Lewis Wallace 47920 at NASIC Gets New Commander <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Air Force has announced a new commander for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (</span>NASIC<span style="line-height: 1.5;">). Colonel Leah </span>Lauderback<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will replace Colonel Aaron M. </span>Prupas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>NASIC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> next commander.</span></p><p>Lauderback is currently the commander of the 67th Cyberspace Operations Group, which is responsible for offensive cyber attacks on the part of the Air Force.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:07:39 +0000 Emily McCord 47620 at NASIC Gets New Commander 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 Thunderbirds Cancel Dayton Air Show Appearance <p>The U.S. Air Force's grounding of its Thunderbirds jet demonstration team means the planes won't be headlining this summer's Dayton Air Show.</p><p>It's not a surprise. The Air Force earlier announced that it planned to ground the Thunderbirds April 1 if a federal budget deal wasn't reached.</p><p>Organizers of the popular Dayton Air Show made the Thunderbirds' cancelation official in a release Thursday.</p><p>The air show is scheduled to go on June 22 and 23 with 14 other aerial acts.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 10:35:00 +0000 Associated Press 31016 at