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Wright Patterson Gets New Commander

Col. Cassie Barlow previously served as Director of Manpower and Personnel of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado.
July 18, 2012

Col. Cassie Barlow was sworn in as commander of the 88th Air Base Wing at a ceremony Tuesday.

Military Suppliers Gather In Columbus

Companies that build guns, maritime equipment, and other equipment used by the military will gather in downtown Columbus for the National Defense Industrial Association's conference on supply chains.
11, 2012

Many of the thousands of companies that allow the U.S. to go to war will gather in Columbus this week for a conference hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association.

Ohio Native Is 1st Air Force Female 4-Star General

6, 2012

An Ohio native becomes the first female four-star general in the Air Force.

Ending Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Raises More Questions

20, 2011

The repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is on track to take full effect among military troops in the fall. Training for a new policy allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military is underway. But, some are concerned not enough is being done to bring equality within the troops.

Michelle Obama Tells Columbus Group Veterans Need Job Help

Michelle Obama
14, 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama used a west side warehouse as a backdrop to campaign for more business support for veterans and their spouses.

Study: More Mental Health Issues Among Children Of Deployed Parents

November 23, 2010

While the war in Iraq is winding down, the mission is Afghanistan continues. And that means U.S. troops continue to be called up for duty. Long and repeated deployments are tough on families. WOSU gives a look at how children are affected when their parents go overseas.

Families Say Goodbye To Ohio National Guard’s 585th Company Bound For Iraq

August 13, 2009

170 soldiers and their families said goodbye Thursday during a deployment ceremony in Marysville. The Ohio Army National Guard troops will soon travel to Iraq.

Ohio Public Colleges Will Soon Be Free For Vets

13, 2009

Thousands of military veterans will be able to attend Ohio’s public colleges and universities for free when the federal GI Bill takes effect this summer. But state officials are promoting that now. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports.

Ohio Remembers Fallen Soldiers.

20, 2008

27 Ohioans died in military service between April 2007 and last month. The state honored them with a public wreath laying ceremony at statehouse square.

Columbus Red Cross Chief Says ‘Military Scam’ Is Unforgivable.

5, 2007

The American Red Cross today warns of a new scam. The organization says the scammers contact spouses of military members by telephone, tell them a loved one is injured in Iraq, and then try to obtain personal information. Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Columbus Red Cross chapter, Michael Carroll, says the Department of Defense asked the Red Cross to issue a warning.