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Federal Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 29 items )  

179th Airlift Wing Increases Interoperability Through Silver Arrow 2019
GRAFENWOER, Germany, Oct. 1 -- The 7th Army Training Command issued the following news: Members from the Ohio Air National Guard's 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, participated in Silver Arrow September 13-28, 2019, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Members were given the opportunity to complete numerous multinational missions resulting in increased capabilities, readiness, lethality and interoperability for all involved. Interoperability is the ability for multiple military organizations to   more

Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Fiscal Closeout Promotes Readiness, Supports Airmen and Families
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Funding runway lights at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas; replacing cooling towers at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; renovating the iconic Air Force Academy chapel; and natural disaster recovery at Air Force installations around the globe. No fiscal year better illustrates the innovation and flexibility behind the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center's centralized management of the Ai  more

Air Force Materiel Command Hosts Command Chief Orientation
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Air Force (412th Test Wing) issued the following news: Be a good communicator, take care of yourself and set a good example for Airmen to follow, said Maj. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, in his opening remarks at the inaugural AFMC Command Chief Orientation, Sep. 30. "Listen more, trust your gut, remove any barriers to communicating with your most junior Airmen, take care of your family, and most of all  more

Air Force Materiel Command Hosts Command Chief Orientation
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Air Force Robins Air Force Base issued the following news: Be a good communicator, take care of yourself and set a good example for Airmen to follow, said Maj. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, in his opening remarks at the inaugural AFMC Command Chief Orientation, Sep. 30. "Listen more, trust your gut, remove any barriers to communicating with your most junior Airmen, take care of your family, and most of  more

Air Force Releases Unique New Call to Action for Ideas
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: The Air Force unveiled Air Force Explore, a new opportunity call for capability ideas that advance the transformational component of the Air Force Science and Technology 2030 strategy, Sept. 26. With this nationwide call, the Air Force is seeking disruptive ideas that can create remarkable new capabilities for the future force. "This call is intended as a catalyst to transform our capabilities to b  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Team Selected for Innovation Award
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 1 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: A team of Air Force Research Laboratory scientists and engineers has been selected for a 2019 Defense Innovation Award for its portable door-lock technology, a set of solutions designed to secure or barricade most door styles in the event of an active-shooter situation. Members of the team, all with AFRL's 711th Human Performance Wing, include Dr. John McIntire, team lead and research psychologist; M  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Team Selected for Innovation Award, Door Locks to Protect From Active Shooter
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 30 -- The Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate issued the following news: A team of Air Force Research Laboratory scientists and engineers has been selected for a 2019 Defense Innovation Award for its portable door lock technology, a set of solutions designed to secure or barricade most door styles in the event of an active shooter situation. Members of this team, all with AFRL's 711th Human Performance Wing, inclu  more

Air Force Scientists Discover Unique Stretchable Conductor
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate issued the following news: The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed liquid metal systems which autonomously change structure so that they become better conductors in response to strain. Conductive materials change their properties as they are strained or stretched. Typically, electrical conductivity decreases and resistance increases with stretching. The mat  more

Air Force Stands Up New Advanced Aircraft Program Executive Office
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, officially stood up the Program Executive Office for Advanced Aircraft during an Oct. 2 ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The new office was created to transform the Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) program into the Air Force's Digital Century Series initiative, using digital engineering, mo  more

Air Force Stands Up New Advanced Aircraft Program Executive Office
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, officially stood up the Program Executive Office for Advanced Aircraft during a ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Oct. 2. The new office was created to transform the Next Generation Air Dominance program into the Air Force's Digital Century Series initiative, using digital engineering, modular o  more

Corps of Engineers Awards Second Contract for Stanford Run Stream Restoration Project
BUFFALO, New York, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District has awarded a contract for $186K to continue excavation of Stanford Run, a stream in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, located in Boston Township, Summit County, Ohio. "The National Park Service appreciates the help of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in restoring Stanford Run to its historic condition," said C  more

Corps Signs Partnership Agreement for Public Wastewater Treatment Plant
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 30 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has entered into a more than $1.3-million project partnership agreement with the Hanoverton, Ohio Board of Commissioners, for the construction of a sewage processing plant. The partnership agreement is the first step in the construction of a 50,000-gallon per day wastewater treatment plant. The plant will provide the village of Hanoverto  more

Discover Educational Opportunities at Education and Training Fair
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: Want to know what educational opportunities are waiting for you that can help further your career? Come out to the annual 88th Force Support Squadron's Education and Training Fair on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. "The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Education Fair will give those who attend the opportunity to gain  more

DLA: Land and Maritime Associate Named to Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: The Ohio Department of Veterans Services announced the 2019 Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame class in a statement Sept. 26. Army Col. John Dreska is among 20 inductees who will be inducted in November for their post-military service and accomplishments. In addition to his military service, Dreska works for the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime as the division chief for batteries, t  more

DSCC Highlights National Preparedness Month Activities
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: The Security Operations Branch, Security & Emergency Services Division, DLA Installation Management Columbus planned and coordinated participation in numerous events and activities as part of National Preparedness Month during the month of September. The goal was to provide information to installation employees to make them better prepared for emergencies at home, at work and in the co  more

EPA Removes the Buckeye Reclamation Landfill Site in Belmont County, Ohio, From Superfund National Priorities List
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio, Oct. 1 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has removed the Buckeye Reclamation Landfill Superfund site from the National Priorities List (NPL). Cleanup is complete at the Superfund site. "EPA is making good on its commitment to pick up the pace of Superfund cleanups so the sites can be restored to productive use," said EPA Regional Administrator Cathy Stepp. "Promoting redevelopment is p  more

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Sues Davis Automotive Group/BMW Cleveland for Age Discrimination
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 30 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Car Dealer Failed to Rehire and Terminated Older Workers, Federal Agency Charges * * * Davis Automotive Group, Inc., doing business as BMW Cleveland, an automobile dealership located in Solon, Ohio, violated federal law by intentionally subjecting older workers to age discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed on Septem  more

Junior Force Experiences Historic Air Force Research Laboratory Desert Site
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 1 -- The Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate issued the following news: Junior members of the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base visited one of AFRL's historic sites in August to build camaraderie, enrich organizational awareness, and meet fellow teammates. Ten members of the directorate's Junior Force Council attended a "bluing" trip to the AFRL  more

Justice Department Welcomes Florida Joining T-Mobile/Sprint Settlement
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division issued the following news release: * * * - Florida Endorses Justice Department's Resolution * * * Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced today that the state of Florida is joining the United States, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Dakota in settling claims relating to the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. The settlement requires a substantial divestiture package in order to enable a  more

National Park Service Announces Local Electric Bike Policy
BRECKSVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 1 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service issued the following news release: In accordance with Department of Interior (DOI) Secretarial Order 3376 (https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/elips/documents/so_3376_-_increasing_recreational_opportunities_through_the_use_of_electric_bikes_-508_0.pdf), dated August 29, 2019, and National Park Service (NPS) Policy Memorandum 19-01 (https://www.nps.gov/subjects/policy/upload/PM_19-01.pdf), dated August 2  more

Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Cincinnati
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following story: The Navy will commission its newest Independence-variant littoral combatship (LCS), the future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20), during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony Saturday, Oct. 5, on the west pier in Gulfport, Mississippi. The principal speaker will be Rep. Brad Wenstrup of Ohio. Former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will serve as the ship's sponsor. The ceremony will be highlighted by a time-honored naval tradition when Pritzker gives   more

Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Cincinnati
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued the following news release: The Navy will commission its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20), during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony Saturday, Oct. 5, on west pier in Gulfport, Mississippi. The principal speaker will be Rep. Brad Wenstrup of Ohio. Former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will serve as the ship's sponsor. The ceremony will be highlighted by a time-honored naval tradition  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Justice Department Announces More Than $17 Million in Grants to Northern Ohio
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Justin Herdman, issued the following news release: The Justice Department recently announced more than $17 million worth of grants to agencies in Northern Ohio that will pay for the citywide expansion of the Cleveland Division of Police's domestic violence high risk team, improve DNA testing capabilities in several areas, expand drug courts in several cities, allow the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office to build a   more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Second Defendant Arrested in Case Alleging Theft of Trade Secrets From American Aviation Company
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 4 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Benjamin C. Glassman, issued the following news release: * * * - Indictment unsealed today charges Russian and Italian nationals * * * An Italian national was arrested in Marino, Italy on Oct. 2 pursuant to a provisional arrest request from the United States in a case involving two defendants charged here with conspiring to steal trade secrets from an American aviation company. Alexander Yuryevich Korshunov, 57,   more

Ohio-to-Canada Gun Smuggling Ringleader Sentenced to Prison
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued the following news release: A New York man was sentenced here in U.S. District Court to 36 months in prison and fined $30,000 for conspiring to illegally purchase firearms. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Jonathan McPherson, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), announced the sen  more

Plans for 2020 Air Force Marathon Have Already Begun
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base WIng) issued the following news: Another successful Air Force Marathon with over 12,700 runners has come to an end and the marathon staff are already hard at work preparing for next year's race. "Producing the marathon is like a big party celebrating someone's journey," said Brandon Hough, Air Force Marathon director. "It's like planning a party except there are about 15,000 runners and spectators coming. You c  more

USDA Issues Packers and Stockyards Complaint Against Christopher Matthew Klaiber
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service issued the following news release: As part of its commitment to ensuring fair and competitive markets for the livestock, meat and poultry industries, on Sept. 30, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a complaint against Christopher Matthew Klaiber (Klaiber) of Willow Wood, Ohio, for alleged violations of the Packers and Stockyards (P&S) Act. An investigation by USDA's Agricultural Market  more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: Charity Fair Creates Awareness of Dozens of Organizations, Causes
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 4 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Hundreds of employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and other federal entities "showed some love" to the Combined Federal Campaign during its kickoff Oct. 2 at Wright State University's Nutter Center. The event was open to all Department of Defense, federal, U.S. Postal Service and Veterans Affairs employees. Using the national CFC theme of "Show Some Love", the campaign will seek to contact 100  more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: Focus Week Registration Open for Courses Being Offered Oct. 21-25
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 4 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: The first Focus Week of fiscal year 2019/2020 is scheduled for Oct. 21-25 at the 88th Air Base Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Registration is open and continues until the day before each course is held. This Focus Week iteration spotlights performance improvement for both the individual and organization. A wide variety of class subjects will be conducted throughout the week, making it possibl  more