Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Education
12:31 pm
Sun August 14, 2011

Cyber Engineering Students Graduate with Hackfest

Students of a cyber engineering course at the Air Force Institute of Technology will graduate today at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base - after the program's capstone event. 31 program graduates were separated into two teams competing against each other in large-scale cyber warfare. The cyber security boot camp was created by AFIT’s center for cyberspace research in response to the growing number of cyber security issues. 

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Around the Miami Valley
10:04 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Groups Want Wright-Patt Kept in 2 Congress Districts

DAYTON, Ohio - Regional officials are urging that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base stay split between two southwest Ohio congressional districts to maintain its clout in Washington.

On Tuesday, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Dayton Development Coalition sent a letter to Gov. John Kasich and state legislative leaders. The groups expressed concern that redistricting could place the base within just one district. They say that could threaten efforts to protect Wright-Patt and its more than 27,000 workers.

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Military
4:47 pm
Fri July 29, 2011

Human Performance Wing Gets New Centrifuge Part Delivered To Wright-Patt

A 250,000 pound motor is being delivered to Wright Patterson Air Force August 1st. It is the first component of the new centrifuge at 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The motor will be capable of producing 15 Gs, which is a measurement of gravity and mass. For example, 15 Gs could make a 200 pound man feel like he weighs 3000 pounds.

The delivery represents a significant step in the second phase of the 2005 BRAC decision to close Brooks City Base in San Antonio, Texas and transfer the mission of the program to Wright-Patt.

Military
4:32 pm
Tue July 26, 2011

Springfield Airport in Line For Possible New Runway Site

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is eyeing the Springfield-Beckley Airport as a site for a new runway to be used for training involving the C-17 aircraft.

Base officials say Springfield Airport would be an ideal location to use for C-17 cargo transport training out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.  The news comes as the base has been looking to cut costs.  As of now, the C-17 training missions fly out of state to hold assault training exercises.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:33 am
Mon June 6, 2011

WYSO Weekend: June 5, 2011

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for June 5, 2011 containing a wrap of the WYSO News Department's series, The New Face of Wright-Patt:

-BRAC: How It All Began, by Emily McCord

-BRAC’s Economic Potential, by Jerry Kenney

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