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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is one of the U.S. Air Force’s largest and most important installations. It is the birthplace, home and future of aerospace. Huffman Prairie Flying Field, located adjacent to the base’s main runway is the site of the world’s first operational airfield and where the Wright-Brothers, in their own words, “really learned to fly.”

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Air Force officials announce civilian hiring controls

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May 20, 2011 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

Air Force leaders announced that hiring controls were instituted May 12 to reduce projected growth of the civilian workforce.

The Air Force-wide efforts to stem the civilian personnel growth are a result of Secretary of Defense Robert Gate's efficiency initiatives to maintain civilian manning at fiscal 2010 levels.

Hiring controls will allow Air Force officials to take a targeted approach to meet the mandated manning levels.

Effective immediately, one person will be hired for every two new vacancies in areas affected by hiring controls. This doesn't apply to current hiring actions when a job selection has already been made; however, all other hiring actions may only be filled at a 1:2 ratio as new vacancies occur.
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Air Force Marathon Registration Nearing Capacity

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May 19, 2011 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

If you were planning on running in the Air Force Marathon this September but haven't registered yet, you're running out of time.

Event organizers announced today that the marathon is 80 percent full and the remaining slots are selling fast.

"Just like the Boston Marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon and so many other races, we have seen an unprecedented surge in registrations this year," said Molly Louden, Race Director. "From the day we opened on January 1st, we have been running 200 percent ahead of last year's numbers."
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AFMC Freedom’s Call Tattoo 2011: At a Glance

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May 19, 2011 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

Air Force Materiel Command Freedom's Call Tattoo 2011 is just around the corner. The free, family-friendly event is set for Friday, June 24, which is less than a month away.

This year's theme of 'Defending Liberty ... Home and Abroad' honors the men and women who served their country during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as those who continue to serve in today's operations. The night will also include a special tribute recognizing the 10th year since the Sept. 11 attack.
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AFRL holds change of command ceremony

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May 13, 2011 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine


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Enterprise Sourcing Group postpones industry outreach event

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May 13, 2011 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

Officials with the Enterprise Sourcing Group here have postponed the first Air Force Strategic Sourcing Industry Outreach until late this summer.

The event had originally been planned May 24-25, at the Dayton Convention Center in Dayton, Ohio.

"We elected to postpone the industry outreach to enable greater stakeholder and industry participation," said Maj. Fred Lacey, project lead with the Enterprise Sourcing Group.

A new date is expected to be announced by June 1, ESG officials said. The Air Force Strategic Sourcing Industry Outreach will be announced via the Federal Business Opportunities website (www.fbo.gov ) and to the media via various public affairs channels. Those who registered for the May event were notified of the postponement and will automatically be notified when the new date is selected.
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AFIT education paves way to space

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May 12, 2011 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

How far can a higher education take you? About 220 nautical miles - straight up.

That's at least true for retired Col. Steve Lindsey, an astronaut with NASA and graduate of the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Colonel Lindsey's latest space flight, aboard the final mission of the space shuttle Discovery, (STS-133) marked his fifth mission into space - his third as commander -- and it all started because of an educational opportunity he earned through AFIT.

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Glenn Miller tribute concert May 21 at National Museum of the USAF

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May 11, 2011 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

The U.S. Air Force Band of Flight's Night Flight Jazz Ensemble will celebrate the heritage of the great American band leader, Maj. Glenn Miller, in a concert Saturday, May 21, at 6:00 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

The free public performance will take place outside the museum's Modern Flight Gallery.  Visitors are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

Dressed in authentic Army Air Force "pinks and greens" uniforms, the band will revive the distinctive sounds of this famed jazz musician from the "swing" era by performing his classic tunes such as "In the Mood" and "Moonlight Serenade."
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Award-Winning Metamaterials Research to Shape Future Air Force Systems

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May 9, 2011 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

Air Force-funded scientist, Dr. Andrea Alù, has achieved exciting, award-winning results in the advancement of a new class of synthetic materials with military applications ranging from energy harvesting to camouflaging and improved sensing.

Alù, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, is conducting his metamaterials research with a grant awarded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research via its Young Investigator Program.
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2011 Caring for People Forum coming to WPAFB May 19

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May 6, 2011 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

Anyone interested in helping improve quality of programs and resources offered through Wright-Patterson agencies, as well as the Air Force broadly can participate in the 2011 Caring for People Forum to be held May 19 at the Airmen Activity Center located on base at Kittyhawk Center.

Individuals and families with ideas on improving policies or quality of life services are asked to come and share their candid suggestions and help make a difference.

Senior base leadership will open and close the Caring for People Forum which will kick off at 8 a.m. and run through 5 p.m. Military members and civilians from the 88th Air Base Wing are welcome to attend the Caring for People Forum as part of their normal duty day with no charge to leave, if authorized by their first level supervisor. Supervisors are highly encouraged to allow their personnel to participate, mission requirement permitting.
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Fisher House II surpasses guest expectations

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May 5, 2011 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

Wright-Patterson senior leaders as well as community leaders within the surrounding areas celebrated the official opening of the new Fisher House II Friday, April 29.

"Each and every one of us has a role in helping this place succeed," said Lt. Gen. Tom Owen, Aeronautical Systems Center commander. "The next family that comes through these doors is going to be extremely thankful for the facility and most importantly, the managers, staff and volunteers."

The new home is a single story 12 bedroom facility with 13 ½ handicapped-accessible bathrooms, a large kitchen, family room, formal living room and a patio. The total cost of the facility was nearly four million dollars, including furnishings and landscaping.
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Warfighter Readiness Research Division celebrates past and future with homecoming events

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May 5, 2011 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

As they prepare to transition operations to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, personnel from the Air Force Research Laboratory,711th Human Performance Wing, Human Effective Directorate's Warfighter Readiness Research Division at the Mesa Research Site, Ariz., held a three-day homecoming event to celebrate its heritage and share future plans.

The division was established in 1969 as the Flying Training Division. Three personnel were initially assigned to the division. From its humble beginnings, RHA has grown to become a leader in researching, developing, demonstrating, evaluating and transitioning innovative technology and methods to train and equip warfighters.
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Motorcycle Safety Day at WPAFB

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May 4, 2011 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

Two-wheeled fun will be the order of the day at the National Museum of the United States Air Force on May 13 as Motorcycle Safety Day kicks off the 2011 summer riding season.

The event is jointly sponsored by: 88th Air Base Wing Safety Office, 88th Air Base Wing Force Support Squadron, and the Wright Riders.

The day is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Carney Auditorium at the Museum with a safety briefing, afterwards riders will mount their bikes and partake in a base group ride.
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WPAFB to hold 3rd Annual Career Fair at WSU Nutter Center

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May 2, 2011 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

The Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will host the 3rd Annual Career Fair May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wright State University's Nutter Center.

This year's career fair is designed to refresh ASC's current inventory of resumes with newly available candidates and those who have acquired new experience or education. The resumes will be used to fill approximately 50 mid-career level positions at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Resumes are kept on file for one year from date collected.
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Wright-Patterson-based Enterprise Sourcing Group to host Industry Outreach

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April 29, 2011 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

Companies large and small from across the US will have the opportunity to understand and discuss the current state of Air Force strategic sourcing. The Enterprise Sourcing Group is hosting the first Air Force Strategic Sourcing Industry Outreach May 24-25, at the Dayton Convention Center in Dayton, Ohio.

The event includes presentations by senior ESG leadership, break-out sessions with Air Force installation commodity groups, and contracting support for the AF Center for Engineering and the Environment, AF Civil Engineering Support Agency, Defense Technical Information Center, AF Medical Operations Agency/AF Medical Evaluation Support Activity.
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Ohio military members and Veterans may be eligible for bonus

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April 29, 2011 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

Veteran or those currently serving in the U.S. armed forces may be eligible for the Ohio Veterans Bonus. The bonus is a monetary award to veterans of recent wars that continues Ohio's tradition of rewarding veterans that dates back to the Civil War.

According to the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, the eligibility criteria for Ohio Veterans Bonus include veterans and members who:

· Served greater than 90 days on active duty in the U.S. armed forces, excluding dates for training, during the specified periods;
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