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8:44 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Human Performance Wing Gets New Commander

COLONEL (DR.) TIMOTHY T. JEX

Colonel Timothy Jex will be appointed to head the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at a command ceremony Friday. It follows his promotion to brigadier general. Colonel Jex most recently served as the vice director of the Human Performance Wing. He replaces current director Thomas Wells who will retire from the Air Force after serving for 31 years.

Jex will oversee 2000 personnel. The wing’s mission is to enhance human performance for air, space and cyberspace through research, education and consultation.

Military
7:53 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Southwest Ohio Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

The military says 20-year-old Nicholas Olivas of Fairfield was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He graduated from Fairfield High School in 2010 and was an infantryman with a unit at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Former Hamilton mayor Adolfo Olivas tells The JournalNews of Hamilton that his son was trained to be a translator and had been in Afghanistan since February. Adolfo Olivas says his son loved fishing and hunting and viewed himself as a protector.

 He says the survivors include the soldier's wife and infant.

Military
5:27 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Ten Ohio veterans found at funeral home are buried

The remains of 10 Ohio veterans found in a funeral home basement last year have been buried with full military honors.

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Military
5:15 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Wright-Patterson flight club moving to Greene County airport

The manager and some members of a Wright-Patterson Air Force base flying club set for closure are taking wing to a nearby regional airport.

 

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Military
12:27 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

B-25 Bombers to Fly Over Ohio for Doolittle Event

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One of the five Doolittle Raiders expected to attend this week’s 70th anniversary gathering at Wright-Patt Air Force Base will not be able to attend.

Wright-Patt’s web-site says Lt. Col. Robert L. Hite, co-pilot of Bomber 16, will not attend due to health reasons. The World War II vintage bomber planes began landing at Wright-Patt this morning.  Tomorrow 21 Bombers are expected to take part in a fly over as part of the 70th anniversary commemoration of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid.

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