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Federal Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday November 03, 2019 ( 22 items )  

DLA: Land and Maritime Veteran Runs Marine Corps Marathon in Honor of Fallen
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Jon Ferguson trained for four months - covering roughly 400 miles - to prepare himself for a big moment in late October. The Marine Corps veteran and current Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime associate completed the Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 27 in Washington, D.C. It was Ferguson's first time running the race and second marathon ever. Now in its 44th year, the Marine Corps M  more

EPA Deleted All or Part of 27 Superfund Sites - Including Buckeye Reclamation Landfill Superfund Site in Ohio - From the National Priorities List in FY2019
RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Oct. 29 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Provides Lasting Benefit to Communities by Deleting the Highest Number in 18 Years * * * Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 the agency deleted all or part of 27 sites - including the Buckeye Reclamation Landfill site located in Belmont County, Ohio - from Superfund's National Priorities List, the largest number of deleti  more

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Declares Ohio Truck Driver to Be an Imminent Hazard
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Ohio-licensed commercial driver Gregory Alan Barnhart to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. Barnhart was served the federal order on October 28, 2019. On   more

Former Air Force Research Laboratory Director Inducted Into Engineering and Science Hall of Fame
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 31 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: The Engineering and Science Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio, recently named George P. Peterson, former Air Force Research Laboratory Director of Materials and Manufacturing, as one of three inductees for 2019. Peterson was the technical and visionary leader for the development and deployment of a completely new family of high-performance, lightweight, state-of-the-art composite materials for aerospace   more

Growing, Complex Institution to Celebrate Centennial Nov. 7
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 1 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: The Air Force Institute of Technology, with headquarters located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will mark a significant milestone next week: the centennial of its functional predecessor and decades of educating Airmen for meeting Air Force missions. With War Department approval, the Air School of Application was established on Nov. 10, 1919, at McCook Field in Dayton. When the Air Force became a  more

Justice Department Welcomes Colorado Joining T-Mobile, Sprint Settlement
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division issued the following news release: * * * - Colorado Leaves the New York and California Litigation and Joins the Justice Department's Resolution * * * Colorado is seeking to join the United States, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Dakota in settling claims relating to the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, the Department of Justice announced today. The settlement requires a substantia  more

Land and Maritime Commander Hosts Engineering Group, Recognizes Dedicated Staffer
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Commander, Navy Rear Adm. John Palmer, welcomed approximately 50 members of the Engineering Support Working Group Oct. 22 to a three-day conference held on the Defense Supply Center Columbus. ESWG meets twice a year to collaborate on the feasibility and development of more efficient procurement processes and practices that could positively i  more

Learn About Services and Benefits for Civilians at 'ThanksCIVing' Information Fair
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: Did you know as part of being a civilian employee supporting the Air Force mission, you are eligible to use many of the services and facilities on the base? To learn about all the benefits of being a civilian here at Wright-Patt, come out to the first "ThanksCIVing" Information Fair on Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the USO in Area A. Hosted by the Affirmative Employment Prog  more

Memphis Belle Restoration Selected for Air Force Heritage Award
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 1 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Thirteen years, thousands of hours and exhaustive research have paid off as one of the most recognizable symbols of World War II - the Memphis Belle - has been named by the U.S. Air Force History and Museums Program as a recipient of the 2019 Air Force Heritage Award for its restoration by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The award recognizes outstanding ach  more

NRC Names New Senior Resident Inspector at Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has selected John Ellegood as the new senior resident inspector at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Generating Station in Glen Rose, Texas. Ellegood joined the NRC in 2001 as a resident inspector at the Perry nuclear power plant in Perry, Ohio. He served as senior resident inspector at the Palisades nuclear power plant and the D. C. Cook nuclear power plant, both in Michigan.   more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: David M. DeVillers Sworn In as U.S. Attorney
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 1 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio issued the following news release: David M. DeVillers was sworn in today as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. Chief U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley administered the oath of office. President Trump nominated DeVillers for U.S. Attorney on Sept. 9, and the United States Senate approved his confirmation on Oct. 28. DeVillers has been an Assistant United States Attorney for th  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Former Employee Offers Guilty Plea for Defrauding Honda
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 30 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Benjamin C. Glassman, issued the following news release: Charles Michael Stratton, 62, of Fairborn, offered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court today to wire fraud and money laundering. Stratton defrauded his former employer, Honda, out of more than $750,000. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Joseph M. Deters, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Inves  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Westlake Man Sentenced to Prison for His Role in Conspiracy to Defraud the Cleveland Clinic Out of $2.7 Million
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 30 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio issued the following news release: A Westlake man was sentenced to nearly five years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to defraud the Cleveland Clinic out more than $2.7 million. Wisam Rizk was sentenced to 58 months in prison and ordered to pay $2.7 million in restitution. Rizk previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services fraud and related charges. Rizk will b  more

Sign-up Available for Wright-Patt's Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 31 -- The U.S. Air Force Wright-Patterson Air Force Base issued the following news: The sign-up to become a sponsor in the Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program, coordinated by the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base First Sergeant Council is now open. The program's guidelines remain the same as previous years: Military members with the rank of E-5 and below as well as Reservists and civilians with the grade of GS-5 and below are eligible. Only first sergeants   more

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Awardee Off to Promising Start in Dayton
DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 1 -- The Defense Contract Management Agency issued the following news: Sometimes the most rewarding promise kept ... is to one's father. Joan Garrett, DCMA Dayton Keystone electronics engineer, received a 2019 Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, or SASE, Achievement Award Oct. 10. She was recognized as a promising professional by the society, which highlights "individuals who enhance the scientific and engineering professions through contributions to the global busine  more

Special Events Scheduled to Celebrate Native American/Alaskan American Heritage Month
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: November is National American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month. The theme for 2019, provided by the Society of American Indian Government Employees is, "Honoring Our Nations: Building Strength Through Understanding." The origins of the month's celebration date back to 1915 when the annual Congress of the American Indian Association formally approved a plan concerning Ame  more

The Right Talent, Right Now; DLA Land and Maritime Hosts National Disability Employment Awareness Month Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 31 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Associates at Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime attended the 2019 National Disability Employment Awareness Month program on Oct. 23 in the Operations Center's Conference Room to gain insight into the world of their coworkers who have disabilities. The program was hosted by the Defense Federal Community Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity. Associates were inv  more

Wage Grade Employees Invited to Participate in Force Development Survey
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 30 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Air Force Materiel Command employees in the Federal Wage Grade System are invited to participate in a survey to assess developmental needs and opportunities across the cohort. The consolidated results and key findings of this Air Force-wide survey will be used to inform and guide WG employee development and retention efforts. The survey is available online through Nov. 30, 2019 at https://www.surve  more

White House: Six Nominations Sent to the Senate
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The White House issued the following news release: NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE: Sarah C. Arbes, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, vice Matthew Bassett, resigned. Todd C. Chapman, of Texas, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Federative Republic of Brazil. Lanny Erdos, of Ohio, to be Director of the Of  more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: Everyone Can Help With Energy Savings
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: Did you know from 2008 to 2030, world energy consumption is expected to increase more than 55%? Everyone can take responsibility for saving energy every day in many different ways such as: keeping windows tightly shut at work and at home throughout the year, turning out the lights when leaving a room, and using LED lights when possible. Other ways or actions that you can take to  more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: Online Pledging Continues for Annual Combined Federal Campaign Fund Drive
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 31 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base's Combined Federal Campaign participation officially kicked off Oct. 2 at Wright State University's Nutter Center. Skywrighter staff writer Amy Rollins sat down with CFC chair Joe Nalepka, director of Management Operations, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory, and Jacque Fisher, deputy director of the Sensors Division, Intelligence, Surveillance  more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: Protect Your Program's Secrets
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: The Department of Defense (DoD) Anti-Tamper (AT) Executive Agent is inviting acquisition professionals to explore DoD's new CaC-enabled website:https://at.dod.mil. The new site features a streamlined, modern design, improved functionality, and easy access to essential information to help acquisition professionals make well-informed decisions about their program's AT requirements. This comprehensiv  more