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6:35 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Congressman Turner Holds Unmanned Aerial Systems Hearing in Dayton

UAS Hearing at Sinclair Community College
Credit Jerry Kenney

Yesterday, Congressman Mike Turner of Ohio's 10th District held a field hearing at Sinclair Community College to discuss the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems. 

Congressman Turner chairs the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces.  He says the reason for the hearing was two-fold: to assess how safely Unmanned Aerial System can be integrated into domestic airspace, and what opportunities that would provide the Miami Valley.

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Military
7:25 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Turner Says Laws And Local Effort Help Air Force Sexual Abuse Problem

The Air Force has been struggling with cases of sexual assault. Nearly 800 cases were reported last year and military leaders say many more are going unreported. April is sexual assault awareness month and WYSO’s Emily McCord spokes with Congressman Mike Turner for an update on how the Air Force is working to eradicate the problem.       

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Military
8:04 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Furloughs Will Shut Ohio Air Force Wing on Fridays

Officials say a U.S. Air Force reserve wing that flies troops around the globe will start shutting down on Fridays when civilian furloughs begin at Ohio's largest military base.

That's the word at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where around 13,000 civilian employees will be subject to furloughs because of defense budget cuts.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the Air Force Reserve 445th Airlift Wing relies on hundreds of civilian air reserve technicians, who serve double duty as reserve military personnel, to keep nine C-17 Globemaster III cargo jets flying.

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Military
8:04 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Pentagon Cuts Number of Furlough Days

Defense officials say the Pentagon will sharply cut the number of unpaid furlough days civilians will have to take in the next several months from 22 to 14, reducing the financial impact of the budget cuts on as many as 700,000 workers.

The impact will be felt at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. 13,000 civilian employees work there and will see the furlough reductions.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Mon March 25, 2013

WYSO Weekend: March 24, 2013

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for March 24, 2013 including the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney reports on the impending unpaid furlough days for civilian employees of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

-Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports on Governor John Kasich's stance on gay marriage.

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