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Federal Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 36 items )  

Active Shooter Awareness Training Held at Defense Supply Center Richmond
RICHMOND, Virginia, Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Leon Moore Note: This training was held just a few days before active shooter situations in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, left 31 people dead and more than 50 injured in less than 24 hours. Nine people killed when a gunman opened fire inside a church in Charleston, South Carolina. Twenty students and six staff members killed after a 20-year old man shot them inside Sandy H  more

Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Brings Air Battle Damage Repair Engineering to Wright-Patt
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Brian Brackens Air Battle Damage Repair Engineering (ABDRE) is a crucial Air Force readiness function. It allows deployed engineers to make quick repairs to support assets in field units. "If a major war were to break out and the Air Force was experiencing a lot of aircraft attrition, we would deploy in an ABDR role," said 1st Lt. Michael Asselta, Chief of Air Battle Damage Repair Engineering at   more

Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Brings Air Battle Damage Repair Engineering to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Brian Brackens Air Battle Damage Repair Engineering (ABDRE) is a crucial Air Force readiness function. It allows deployed engineers to make quick repairs to support assets in field units. "If a major war were to break out and the Air Force was experiencing a lot of aircraft attrition, we would deploy in an ABDR role," said 1st Lt. Michael Asselta, Chief of Air Battle Damage Repair Engineering at   more

Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Packaging Office Plays a Key Role in DOD Logistics
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Brian Brackens The success of any operation, conflict or war relies in part on the ability to move assets from Point A to Point B quickly, efficiently and securely. Since the 1960's, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Packaging Technology and Engineering Facility more commonly known as the Packaging Office, has been helping the Air Force and the U.S. Department of Defense transport asse  more

Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Team Tests Ejection Seat Survival Kit
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Brian Brackens Ensuring aircrew members can access fully functioning survival kits following ejection is the priority of an Air Force Life Cycle Management Center team that is conducting a test on an ejection seat survival kit. Located in the seat bucket of ejection seats, survival kits contain survival aids for aircrews to use after they reach the ground or water. "These items [survival aids] m  more

Air Force Marathon Volunteers are Vital to Marathon's Success
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Aug. 6 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: By Stacey Geiger The Air Force Marathon is seeking 2,600 volunteers to help with the race in September and longtime volunteers husband and wife duo Walter and Deniece Chin can attest to how rewarding it is to play a role in this annual event. Looking for something that they could do together while giving back to the community, the Chins, who both retired from the Air Force Inst  more

Air Force Materiel Command We Need Initiative Draws Large Feedback, Widespread Support
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Marisa Alia-Novobilski The Air Force Materiel Command's AFMC We Need initiative continues to make steady progress, with project teams completing phase two visits to AFMC operating locations this week. More than 4,000 surveys and nearly 7,000 interviews are complete at this time, resulting in more than 30,000 comments and data points for review. "This initiative is a first for our command and we   more

Air Force Research Laboratory Achieves Record-Setting Hypersonic Ground Test Milestone
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Todd Barhorst An Air Force Research Laboratory and Air Force Test Center ground test team set a record for the highest thrust produced by an air-breathing hypersonic engine in Air Force history. "AFRL, in conjunction with Arnold Engineering Development Complex and Northrop Grumman, achieved over 13,000 pounds of thrust from a scramjet engine during testing at Arnold Air Force Base," said Todd Bar  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Aerodynamics Expert Honored With Presidential Early Career Award
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate issued the following news: By Holly Jordan Dr. Daniel Garmann of the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate was honored with the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at a July 25 ceremony in Washington, D.C. Garmann, a senior research aerospace engineer, is an expert in the modeling, simulation, and behavior   more

Air Force Research Laboratory Investigating Space Weather Effects on Satellite Materials
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- The Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate issued the following news: By Donna Lindner The Air Force Research Laboratory, in partnership with several universities, has investigated the effects of space weather damage to polyimides, materials used extensively in spacecraft construction due to their high heat resistance. The researchers determined the previously unknown chemical and physical effects of electron bo  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Researcher Honored With 2019 Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Award
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate issued the following news: By Donna Lindner The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers holds an annual awards banquet to celebrate the successes of SASE members who enhance the scientific and engineering professions through contributions to the global business world, academia, and local communities. Dr. Vikas Varshney is one of four award winners from AFRL to be  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Researcher Named American Chemical Society Fellow
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate issued the following news: By Donna Lindner A research chemist from the Air Force Research Laboratory was recently chosen as a 2019 Fellow of the American Ceramic Society for his exceptional contributions and accomplishments in the science and technology community. Dr. Hilmar Koerner, research team lead in the Structural Materials Division of AFRL, is one of 70 mem  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Technology Supported Historic Apollo 11 Mission
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Aug. 9 -- The Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate issued the following news: By Whitney Wetsig The United States recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's historic walk on the moon. Project Apollo, led by NASA in the 1960s and 70s, achieved this feat following years of research, development and precursor missions. While countless individuals and organizations enabled the space program, the Air Force R  more

Air Force Research Laboratory's Digital Hangar to Support Lifecycle Management of Aerospace Systems
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: By Bryan Ripple There is a new hangar under construction at Wright-Patterson AFB, but this one will not be made of steel and concrete, but rather digital ones and zeros. The Air Force Research Laboratory's "Digital Hangar," a concept created by Dr. Rick Graves, an Aerospace Research Engineer with the Air Force Research Laboratory's Design & Analysis Branch, part of AFRL's Aerosp  more

Air Force Research Laboratory's Digital Hangar to Support Lifecycle Management of Aerospace Systems
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Aug. 6 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Bryan Ripple There is a new hangar under construction at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, but this will be made of digital ones and zeros rather than steel and concrete. The Air Force Research Laboratory's "Digital Hangar," a concept created by Dr. Rick Graves, an Air Force Research Laboratory's design and analysis branch aerospace research engineer, is a virtual repository containing digital sur  more

Department of Education Issues Aug. 9 Education Review Newsletter
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Education issued the following Education Review newsletter: Remarks on Mass Shootings President Trump addressed the nation after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Below are excerpts from his remarks. "My fellow Americans, this morning our nation is overcome with shock, horror, and sorrow. This weekend, more than 80 people were killed or wounded in two evil attacks. "These barbaric slaughters are an assault upon our communitie  more

Department of Labor Cites Ohio Plumbing Contractor for Exposing Employees to Trenching Hazards Following Fatality
DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Payne Enterprises Inc. - a plumbing contractor based in Dayton, Ohio - for exposing employees to multiple trenching and excavation hazards following an employee fatality. The company faces penalties of $145,860. The employee suffered fatally injuries in a trench colla  more

DLA: Defense Supply Center Columbus Talks Trash
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Dana Thornbury The Defense Supply Center Columbus Environmental Division is focused on reducing solid waste diversion for the installation. The installation minimizes solid waste generation through source reduction, recycling, reuse or composting. "It's important to do our part as an installation and individuals to reduce waste," said Nicole Goicochea, DSCC lead environmental spe  more

DLA: Get to Know the Anti-Terrorism Officer
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Dana Thornbury August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month. Associates receive annual training through the Defense Logistics Agency Learning Management System, encouraged to remain vigilant and are reminded to notify DLA Columbus Information Security, the Antiterrorism Officer as well as check with their chain of command to ensure compliance with the requirements set forth in the DoD F  more

EPA Proposes to Remove the Buckeye Reclamation Landfill Site in Belmont County, Ohio, From NPL
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio, Aug. 1 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to remove the Buckeye Reclamation Landfill Superfund site in Belmont County, Ohio, from the National Priorities List (NPL). Cleanup is complete at the Superfund site. The NPL is a roster of the nation's most contaminated sites that threaten human health or the environment. The sites on the list are eligible for cleanup under the Superfund p  more

EPA to Remove Asbestos, Hazardous Waste From South Point Biomass Site in South Point, Ohio
SOUTH POINT, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: This week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin work to remove asbestos and hazardous waste from the South Point Biomass site at 100 Collins Road, South Point, Ohio. The biomass site is located on the South Point Plant Superfund site, but this removal is separate from the ongoing Superfund cleanup. EPA expects it will take about 5 months to remove asbestos, drums and cylinders f  more

EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Meets With Ohio Businesses on How Agency Can Help Boost State's Economy
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. issued the following news release: Kimberly A. Reed, president and chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), met with representatives from businesses today in Columbus, Ohio, to learn about the challenges they encounter in competing in the global economy. Chairman Reed led the small business event at The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business in Columbus. Reed, who was introduced by Fisher College's Dean   more

FEMA Extends Registration Deadline
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Ohio have announced that FEMA is extending the registration period for survivors of the Memorial Day weekend storms to give you extra time to apply for disaster grants. The new registration deadline is September 3. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) also is extending its registration  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Perry Power Reactor in Ohio
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54203) involving the Perry power reactor in Ohio: INOPERABLE INSTRUMENTATION AFFECTS SAFE SHUTDOWN CAPABILITY "At 1335 EDT on 08/06/2019, it was discovered that reactor protection system (RPS) instrumentation functions for turbine stop valve closure and turbine control valve fast closure, end of cycle recirculation pump trip (EOC-RPT) instrumentation, and control rod block instrumentation were   more

Ohio U.S. Attorney's Office to Take Part in 36th Annual National Night Out Crime Prevention Event
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Justin Herdman, issued the following news release: Members of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Ohio will join law enforcement, community leaders and residents on Tuesday, August 6th at events in Cleveland, Toledo, Akron, Youngtowns and elsewhere to celebrate the 36th annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out is a community-building and crime prevention camp  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Michigan Woman Indicted for Allegedly Embezzling $300,000 From Sylvania Electrical Company and Using It to Gamble
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio issued the following news release: A former Toledo resident was indicted in federal court for allegedly embezzling more than $300,000 from her employer and using it to gamble and pay for electronics, airline tickets and other personal expenses. Traci Ann Grillo, 47, of Ida, Michigan, was indicted on nine counts of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. According to the indictment: Gri  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Toledo Man Charged in Federal Court for Making Threats Against Member of Congress, Illegally Having Ammunition
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 9 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Justin Herdman, issued the following news release: A Toledo man was charged in federal court for making threats against a member of Congress and illegally having ammunition. Timothy J. Ireland, Jr., 41, was charged in U.S. District Court in Toledo with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, one count of being a fugitive in possession of a firearm and one count of making interstate threats. Accordin  more

President Trump Issues Proclamation Honoring Victims of Tragedies in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The White House issued the following proclamation honoring the victims of the tragedies in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: Our Nation mourns with those whose loved ones were murdered in the tragic shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, and we share in the pain and suffering of all those who were injured in these two senseless attacks. We condemn these hateful and cowardly acts. Through our grief, America stands united with the people of El Paso and Dayton. May G  more

President Trump Issues Remarks at Meeting With Law Enforcement Personnel
EL PASO, Texas, Aug. 8 -- President Trump issued the following remarks at a meeting with law enforcement personnel at Emergency Operations Center at the El Paso Regional Communications Center: THE PRESIDENT: Well, I just want to thank you. We've done some stops today. We went to Ohio and we just went to a hospital. And they've done an incredible -- just an incredible job. And we were there for a long time. We thought it would be there for a little time. But the love in that place, and the job t  more

President Trump Issues Remarks Before Air Force One Departure
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey, Aug. 4 -- President Trump issued the following remarks before the Air Force One departure at the Morristown Municipal Airport: THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. I want to extend our condolences to the people of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. They're incredible people and they've been through a lot. I just want to also thank the law enforcement in both places. The job they've done is incredible. I also want to congratulate them. I mean, nobody could have done what t  more

President Trump Issues Remarks Before Meeting With Law Enforcement Personnel
EL PASO, Texas, Aug. 8 -- President Trump issued the following remarks before a meeting with the law enforcement personnel at Emergency Operations Center at the El Paso Regional Communications Center: Q Mr. President, can you tell us about today and what you've seen? THE PRESIDENT: We had an amazing day. As you know, we left Ohio. And the love and the respect for the office of the presidency, it was -- I wish you could have been in there to see it. I wish you could have been in there. And it   more

President Trump Issues Remarks on Mass Shootings in Texas, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- President Trump issued the following remarks on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, this morning, our nation is overcome with shock, horror, and sorrow. This weekend, more than 80 people were killed or wounded in two evil attacks. On Saturday morning, in El Paso, Texas, a wicked man went to a Walmart store, where families were shopping with their loved ones. He shot and murdered 20 people, and injured 26 others, incl  more

SAMHSA: The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 Provides Immediate Crisis Counseling
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration issued the following news release: Incidents of mass violence can have an enormous impact on people, including survivors, first responders, witnesses and even those who see related media reports. The Disaster Distress Helpline, at 1-800-985-5990, can provide immediate counseling to anyone who is seeking help in coping with the mental or emotional effects of the mass   more

Service Management Division to Host 72nd Air Force Anniversary Event at Wright-Patt
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Brian Brackens Connecting Airmen with their heritage is one of the goals of the 72nd Air Force anniversary celebration being hosted by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate. The celebration will be held Sept. 18 at the Wright-Patterson Club from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. The event will feature guest speakers who served in wars and conflicts from WWII t  more

Students Showcase Innovation Research for Air Force at Air Force Research Laboratory Summer Poster Session
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Aug. 9 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: By Bryan Ripple About 70 student researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate displayed their research objectives, efforts and learning experiences at the directorate's summer student researcher poster session Aug. 1 in the auditorium of Building 653. The students, ranging from high school to Ph.D. candidates, worked within AFRL for   more

U.S. Air Force: Autism at Work Brings Civilian Opportunities to Individuals on the Spectrum
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Marisa Alia-Novobilski and Darrius Parker A one-of-a-kind Air Force Materiel Command employment initiative has entered its second successful year, bringing job opportunities and growth for a unique set of college graduates who might otherwise face challenges when looking for work in today's competitive job market. The Autism at Work program, a collaboration between AFMC and Wright State Universit  more