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Economy
5:26 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Congressman Mike Turner Announces Forum on Looming Sequestration Cuts

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. 

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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
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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Military
5:37 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Air Force’s First Four-star Female General Commands Wright-Patt Unit

A native of Beavercreek is now the first female four-star general of the United States Air Force.

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