Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Military
11:47 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Businesses Nervously Await Furloughs at Ohio Base

Business owners and officials of cities surrounding Wright Patterson Air Force Base say they are increasingly uneasy about possible furloughs brought on by sequestration.

Wright-Patterson Air could furlough up to 13,000 civilian employees for 22 days beginning in April if Congress and President Barack Obama fail to avert sequestration, or automatic defense and domestic spending reductions set to begin March 1st.

The Pentagon said Wednesday that those civilian employees could be notified by mid-March.

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Around the Miami Valley
1:48 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

WYSO Weekend: February 10, 2013

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for February 10, 2013, including the following stories:

- Jerry Kenney reports on the latest news from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in regards to looming sequestration cuts.

- Jerry Kenney reports on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

- Ohio Food and Farming Conference Draws Near

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Around the Miami Valley
7:24 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Wright-Patt AFB Plans for Sequestration

Officials at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton say that under guidance from the Department of Defense, they have begun planning for a potential reduction of 15%  of their operating budget as a result of sequestration.   In a press conference Thursday, Col. Cassie Barlow told reporters that a furlough of civilian employees isn't out of the question, but it would be a last resort.

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Politics
3:08 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

PoliticsOhio: What Air Force Cuts Mean For Miami Valley

The budget cuts handed down to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base this week include a civilian hiring freeze, the elimination of some temporary positions and the curtailing of certain travel and purchasing costs. Emily McCord speaks to Vice President for federal programs at the Dayton Development Coalition, Michael Gessel, to discuss how these small measures now could signal larger cuts in the future.  

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Military
2:57 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Air Force Cuts Could Impact Dayton Air Show

USAF Thunderbirds headline the 2013 Vectren Dayton Air

The Air Force announced cuts at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base this week to address budget uncertainty at the federal level. AS WYSO’s Emily McCord reports reductions to non essential flying could impact the popular Dayton Air Show.

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