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11:40 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Military Groups Oppose Obama Campaign Ohio Lawsuit

Fifteen military groups are opposing a federal lawsuit in Ohio brought by President Barack Obama's campaign because they say it could threaten voter protections offered to service members. 

Obama's campaign and Democrats argue the battleground state's law unfairly ends in-person voting for most Ohioans three days earlier than it does for military and overseas voters.  They say such disparate treatment is unconstitutional, and all voters should be able to vote on those days.

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Military
4:45 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Attorney General Eric Holder To Visit Wright-Patt Today

Attorney General Eric Holder stopped  at Wright Patterson Air Force  to highlight the department’s effort to protect service members. The visit comes one day after the Justice Department has reached a 12 million dollar settlement with Capital One Bank.

The settlement resolves the lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice that alleged Capital One violated the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act. The act provides consumer and other protections to the military.

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Military
8:13 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Soldier From Troy Killed In Afghanistan

The Department of Defense says a Miami Valley soldier from the 20th Engineer Battalion has died in Afghanistan.

Military officials say 24-year-old Private First Class Jeffrey L. Rice of Troy, Ohio, died July 19 in Kandahar. The cause of Rice's death was not immediately available.

Rice was assigned to the 20th Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, out of Fort Hood, Texas.

Military
4:59 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

88th Air Base Wing Gets New Commander

  • Col. Amanda Gladney final speech as Commander of the 88th Air Base Wing
  • Col. Cassie Barlow addresses the men and women now under her command.

One of the largest air base wings in the Air Force got a new commander.  Col. Cassie Barlow assumed command of the 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at a ceremony Tuesday morning at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.  

In the ceremony,  Col. Amanda Gladney thanked those who, she says, helped make her leadership successful.

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Military
10:40 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Air Force Ready To Begin Restructuring Plan

Officials with the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base say they are ready to transition from 12 centers to 5 centers. The consolidation changes were announced in November of 2011 in response to the Defense Department's request to save money and to make operations more efficient.

The restructuring plan is expected to save the Air Force 109 million dollars a year.

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