Yesterday (8-14-12), Elected leaders from Montgomery and Greene Counties joined Congressman Mike Turner for a community forum focusing on the impact that sequestration defense cuts will have on the Dayton region. They heard testimony from local experts and business leaders about possible affects of the defense cuts, which have a growing number of people worried about their communities.
Yesterday (8-7-12), Congressman Mike Turner announced that a forum, focusing on the impact impending-defense-cuts will have on the Dayton region will take place next week. WYSO’s Jerry Kenney was on hand for the event.
Speaking before workers at the GEMCITY manufacturing plant on Leo St. in Dayton, Turner said the sequestration cuts in defense spending are the result of a compromise on last year’s debt ceiling talks.
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.
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.
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.