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Federal Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday June 30, 2019 ( 28 items )  

Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol: Inspection, Drill Skills on Full Display at National Cadet Competition
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- The U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol issued the following news: Civil Air Patrol's best cadet inspection and drill teams will be front and center this weekend at the 2019 National Cadet Competition. The competition from June 29-July 1 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, renews a prestigious CAP inspection and drill event that has spanned eight decades, inspiring generations of cadets to strive for excellence. "These 16 CAP teams have earned the right to  more

Air Force Awards Contract for Silver Bullet Replacement
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, June 27 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Brian Brackens The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Mobility and Training Aircraft Directorate recently awarded an $8.5 million contract to SelectTech Services Corp, of Centerville, Ohio for the design, development, integration, test and delivery of two Roll-On Conference Capsules (ROCC). This award is the result of a competitive acquisition set-aside for qualified small businesses. The  more

Air Force Institute of Technology Names Distinguished Professor
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, June 26 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Katie Scott Dr. Meir Pachter has been selected as the Air Force Institute of Technology's Graduate School of Engineering and Management's newest Distinguished Professor. This distinction is reserved for individuals who have displayed exceptional, lifelong performance and achievement as a Graduate School faculty member. Dr. Pachter is an internationally recognized expert in the Air Force mission-  more

Air Force Institute of Technology Re-Designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, June 26 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Katie Scott The Air Force Institute of Technology was re-designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security through academic year 2024. AFIT is one of eight Ohio colleges and universities to earn this distinction, joining a group of more than 275 schools across the country. To obtain the re-desi  more

Air Force Institute of Technology Students Inform Pentagon Energy Initiative as Part of New Course
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, June 27 -- The U.S. Air Force (42nd Air Base Wing) issued the following news: By Corrie Poland As part of a newly offered course at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), a small group of students determined energy-optimized flying conditions for Air Force fighter relocation missions, which are also known as coronets. Their work is helping to inform a Pentagon-led initiative that seeks to increase the efficiency and combat capability of aircraft op  more

Air Force Institute of Technology Students Inform Pentagon Energy Initiative as Part of New Course
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, June 27 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Corrie Poland As part of a newly offered course at the Air Force Institute of Technology, a small group of students determined energy-optimized flying conditions for Air Force fighter relocation missions, also known as coronets. Their work is helping to inform a Pentagon-led initiative that seeks to increase the efficiency and combat capability of aircraft operations. The course, Aviation Energy  more

Air Force Institute of Technology Students Inform Pentagon Energy Initiative as Part of New Course
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, June 27 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command issued the following news: By Corrie Poland As part of a newly offered course at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), a small group of students determined energy-optimized flying conditions for Air Force fighter relocation missions, which are also known as coronets. Their work is helping to inform a Pentagon-led initiative that seeks to increase the efficiency and combat capability   more

Air Force Institute of Technology's Center for Space Research and Assurance to Host Open House
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, June 27 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Jaclyn Knapp The Air Force Institute of Technology's Center for Space Research and Assurance will host an open house for students interested in astronautical engineering, space systems, hypersonics, software engineering or satellites. The event will be hosted July 17-18, at AFIT's Squier Hall Atrium in building 646 at 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, July 17, and noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, July 18. At  more

Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Industry Engagement on Growth Curve
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, June 27 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By John Van Winkle Industry engagement is on a growth curve for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, drawing more people and needing more space to build stronger alliances to improve warfighter readiness. That growth curve was evident during AFLCMC's 4th Annual Life Cycle Industry Days June 19-21 at the Dayton Convention Center. LCID draws Air Force and Department of Defense acquisition lea  more

Air Force Research Laboratory and Partners Reclaim Obsolete Aircraft Parts Using Advanced Manufacturing Technology
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, June 26 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Donna Lindner The average age of Air Force aircraft is over 28 years according to Assessment of Military Power, 2018. This creates a constant requirement for components needing repair or replacement. Parts can be difficult to acquire when original suppliers are no longer in existence and new suppliers have no desire to produce low volume quantities. The challenge for the Air Force is to obtain p  more

Air Force Research Laboratory and Partners Reclaim Obsolete Aircraft Parts Using Advanced Manufacturing Technology
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, June 27 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Donna Lindner The average age of Air Force aircraft is over 28 years according to Assessment of Military Power, 2018. This creates a constant requirement for components needing repair or replacement. Parts can be difficult to acquire when original suppliers are no longer in existence and new suppliers have no desire to produce low volume quantities. The challenge for the Air Force is to obtain p  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Puts New Technologies Into Space Aboard World's Most Powerful Launch Vehicle
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, June 28 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: By Bryan Ripple The Air Force Research Laboratory successfully put new technologies into space early in the morning June 25 as part of the Department of Defense Space Test Program (STP-2) mission, managed by the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, California. A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, the most powerful launch vehicle in the world, blasted off from L  more

Air Force Research Laboratory's Metals Experts Receive STAR Team Award
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, June 27 -- The Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate issued the following news: By Alexa Low Four members from the Metals Branch at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, were designated as an Air Force Office of Scientific Research STAR Team for the years 2019-2021. AFOSR acknowledges researchers who have demonstrated world class scientific or engineering achievement that is cutting   more

Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate Welcomes New Leader
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, June 27 -- The U.S. Air Force Wright-Patterson Air Force Base issued the following news: By Brian Brackens The Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate has a new director. Brig. Gen. Brian Bruckbauer assumed leadership of the organization in a recent change of leadership ceremony held at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Club. "This is a dream job and Stacye and I are very excited to be here," said Bruckbauer. "To the AFSAC team includ  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Business Employment Dynamics in Ohio for Third Quarter 2018
CHICAGO, Illinois, June 28 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Midwest Regional Information Office issued the following news release: From June 2018 to September 2018, gross job losses in Ohio totaled 268,421, while gross job gains numbered 247,650, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Charlene Peiffer, noted that gross job losses exceeded gross job gains by 20,771. During the previous quarter, gross job ga  more

DLA: Land and Maritime Commander Conducts Town Hall, Bids Farewell to Deputy Commander
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 24 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Michael Jones Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime associates gathered in the Defense Supply Center Columbus' Building 20 Auditorium June 19 for a dual purpose Town Hall and retirement acknowledgement of Deputy Commander Steven Alsup. Addressing a full auditorium, DLA Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. John Palmer presented several performance awards and covered Lan  more

DOD's SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch to Host Air Force Institute of Technology's Space Object Self-Tracker
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, June 24 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: The Air Force Institute of Technology's Space Object Self-Tracker flight experiment is set to launch on the Department of Defense's first SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on June 24 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The SOS is a self-sufficient, low-cost, low-weight, and low-power system designed to demonstrate precise tracking capabilities for future Space Situational Awareness and Space Traffic Mana  more

Economic Development Administration Invests $600,000 to Help Northeast Ohio
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $600,000 grant to the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments of Youngstown, Ohio, to contract a recovery coordination team following the recent non-allocation of the General Motors Lordstown facility and the historic downturn of the coal economy. The team will work with l  more

Jet Propulsion Laboratory: NASA Selects Partners for Mars 2020 'Name the Rover' Contest, Seeks Judges
PASADENA, California, June 25 -- NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory issued the following news: NASA has selected two partner organizations to run a nationwide contest giving K-12 students in U.S. schools a chance to make history by naming the Mars 2020 rover. An application to become contest judge also is now available online. Battelle Education, of Columbus, Ohio, and Future Engineers, of Burbank, California, will collaborate with NASA on the Mars 2020 "Name the Rover" contest, which will be op  more

Nellis Air Force Base: Honoring the Fallen - 2nd Lt. James Lord
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada, June 28 -- The U.S. Air Force (99th Air Wing) issued the following news: By Tabatha McCarthy A group of A-10 Thunderbolt II's assigned to the 6th Combat Training Squadron (CTS) and 66th Weapons Squadron (WPS) took to the skies on June 21 to honor 2nd Lt. James Lord with a memorial flyover in Ohio. Lord was a P-47 Thunderbolt pilot assigned to the 66th Fighter Squadron, which is today's 66th WPS at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School. "It's a huge honor to conduct  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Air Force in Ohio
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54122) involving Air Force in Ohio: RUPTURED AUTOCLAVE VALVE WITH IDENTIFIED THORIUM-232 The following was received via email. "Between 2/27/19 and 2/28/19, an autoclave (13 inches long with 1.25 inches width) ruptured in room 2BR136 of Building 20620, at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (AFB) OH. Nobody was present at the time of the rupture. Scientists were working with unlicensed materials   more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Charter Steel
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54119) involving Charter Steel, Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK SHUTTER The following information was received via email from the Ohio Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection (Ohio): "A stuck shutter was reported on a Berthold LB300MLT fixed gauge with a 5 mCi Cs-137 source. The stuck shutter was discovered on 6/7/19 and immediately taken out of service.  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Mistras Group
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54123) involving Mistras Group, Heath, Ohio: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGE TO RADIOGRAPHY GUIDE TUBE PREVENTING RETRACTION OF SOURCE The following information was received from the Ohio Department of Health via E-mail: "On 6/17/2019, the licensee reported an incident while shooting at a client location in Bremen, Ohio. They were setting up 2 inch welds on a table in the shooting vault. The   more

Student Conservation Association to Receive $412,643 from Interior
WASHINGTON, June 30 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $412,643 cooperative agreement to the Student Conservation Association of Arlington, Virginia, for vegetation control at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park in Williamsport, Maryland. The agency description of the grant states: "The goal of this technical assistance (TA) is to support the CHOH maintenance staff to restore its historic stone structures back t  more

Surface Transportation Board Issues Decision Involving CSX Transportation
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board issued the following decision (Docket No. AB 55) entitled "CSX Transportation, Inc. Abandonment Exemption in Trumbull County, Ohio": CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 C.F.R. pt. 1152 subpart F-Exempt Abandonments to abandon approximately 13.9 miles of rail line on its Newton Falls Subdivision, between milepost BGA 86.1 and milepost BGA 100.00, in Trumbull Coun  more

Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $4.2 Million Infrastructure Grant for Ohio Airports
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $495 million in airport infrastructure grants, the second allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. "This significant investment in airport improvements in   more

U.S. Air Force: Britton Takes Over as Program Executive Officer for Presidential & Executive Airlift Directorate
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, June 27 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Brian Brackens Brig. Gen. Ryan Britton took leadership of the Presidential & Executive Airlift Directorate during a June 17 ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Britton replaced then Maj. Gen. Duke Richardson, who was recently promoted to lieutenant general and is now the military deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition at the Pentagon. Until recently,  more

U.S. Air Force: Getting to Know New Air Force Materiel Command Commander
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, June 23 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Marisa Alia-Novobilski The first thing that Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr. placed on his desk when he arrived at the Air Force Materiel Command headquarters was not a nameplate, laptop or a to-do list for his first few days in office. Rather, it was a clear glass fishbowl containing a single orange goldfish with wide eyes staring out into space. "It's my reminder that as the commander, I live in a 'f  more