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No Layoffs Planned For Wright Patterson Air Force Base

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WPAFB officials say 350 mostly vacant positions will be eliminated; but no layoffs are planned.
1, 2014

Officials say there are no layoffs planned at Ohio’s largest military base, but more than 350 positions will be eliminated, many through retirements and buyouts.

Columbus Soldier, Reynoldsburg Reservist Killed In Afghanistsan

Maj. Michael Donahue (left) was from Columbus and stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Stephne Byus was a Naval Reservist living in Reynoldsburg.
September 18, 2014

The Department of Defense says a soldier from Columbus and a Naval Reservist from Reynoldsburg were killed in a suicide car bomb in Kabul on Tuesday.

Ohio Base Workers Offered Buyouts Ahead Of Layoffs

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Civilian employees at Wright Patterson AFB offered incentives to retire before layoffs in October.
22, 2014

Civilian employees at Ohio’s largest military base will have until Aug. 1 to notify officials if they plan to retire or leave with incentives ahead of hundreds of layoffs this fall.

$29 Million Building Planned At Wright Patterson AFB

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Wright Patterson AFB near Dayton will get a $29 million federal investment for a new building to help study the capabilities of foreign armed forces.
24, 2014

The U.S. government plans to spend more than $29 million for a new building at Ohio’s largest military base to help study the capabilities of foreign armed forces.

Workers At Lima Tank Plant Keep Hopeful Eye On Congress

The Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima is the only facility in the world that builds M-1 Abrams battle tanks.
December 11, 2013

The defense bill now before federal lawmakers would send $90 million to maintain production at the Joint Systems manufacturing Center, formerly known as the Lima Tank Plant.

Govt. Shutdown Means Furloughs For Ohio National Guard

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October 4, 2013

The federal government shutdown has forced some 1,800 Ohio National Guard mechanics, pilots and administrative staff off the job.

Wright-Patt Aviation Classes Fall Victim To Shutdown

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Among those furloughed were most of 89 civilian instructors and about three dozen students.
3, 2013

Aviation-related classes have been canceled at Ohio’s largest military base as a result of furloughs triggered by the federal government shutdown.

Wright Patt Employees Move To Appeal Furloughs

Crews prep a C-5 Galaxy for a mission out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton.
June 24, 2013

More than 150 civilian employees at Ohio’s largest military base have taken steps to appeal furloughs imposed because of federal budget cuts.

White House To Ohio: Get Ready For Education And Defense Cuts

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The Obama administration says numbers compiled from federal agencies and its own budget office cover only cuts from March to September.
25, 2013

The White House says Ohio’s schools and defense industry would see reduced funding if automatic cuts to the federal budget take effect this week.

Court Martial Begins For Ohio Soldier Accused Of Racial Hazing

Military officials say Pvt. Danny Chen shot himself last year in Afghanistan after weeks of physical and emotional abuse.
July 24, 2012

Sgt. Adam Holcomb of Youngstown is one of eight soldiers charged in the death of Pvt. Danny Chen, a Chinese-American soldier who committed suicide last year.