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Federal Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 25 items )  

Air Force Materiel Command to Host Virtual Career Fair
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 18 -- The U.S. Air Force (75th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: The Air Force Materiel Command, in conjunction with the Air Force Personnel Center, will host a Virtual Career Fair Dec. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST. The event will focus on filling more than 100 vacancies across the command in career fields to include contracting, financial management, force support, information technology, intelligence, logistics, medical, program management, pub  more

Air Force Materiel Command to Host Virtual Career Fair
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: The Air Force Materiel Command, in conjunction with the Air Force Personnel Center, will host a virtual career fair Dec. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST. The event will focus on filling more than 100 vacancies across the command in career fields to include contracting, financial management, force support, information technology, intelligence, logistics, medical, program management, public affairs, safety a  more

Air Force Materiel Command to Host Virtual Career Fair Dec 17
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 22 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: The Air Force Materiel Command, in conjunction with the Air Force Personnel Center, will host a Virtual Career Fair Dec. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST. The event will focus on filling more than 100 vacancies across the command in career fields to include contracting, financial management, force support, information technology, intelligence, logistics, medical, program management, public affairs, safety a  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Sponsors Service Academy and University Design Challenge
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 21 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: As a result of real-world-battlefield needs, the Air Force Research Laboratory's Center for Rapid Innovation is sponsoring the Service Academy and University Design Challenge. The SAC/UDC challenges tackle some of the Department of Defense's top urgent needs while focusing on highly visible and challenging warfighter problems. The competitive environment stimulates crosstalk innovation with an inval  more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Tackett, W.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc. Wilbur T. Tackett, 18, of Alger, Ohio, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 9, 2019. (This identification was initially published Aug. 13, 2019.) In late 1950, Tackett was a member of Battery B, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 31st Regimental Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division. H  more

DLA: Marine Corps Turns 244
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: The Defense Supply Center Columbus commemorated the U.S. Marine Corps' 244th birthday Nov. 13 in a "Tun Tavern"-style celebration at the installation's Bunker reception hall hosted by the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime. In military lore, Tun Tavern was a Philadelphia tavern and brewery regarded as the site where what became the United States Marine Corps held its first re  more

EPA Announces Grants to Advance Clean-ups in Ohio's Lake Erie Watershed and Areas of Concern
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 19 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Five Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants, totaling nearly $3.6 million, recently awarded for restoration work across Ohio * * * Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Cathy Stepp and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Director Laurie Stevenson announced five separate grants recently awarded to Ohio EPA, Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OL  more

FCC Commissioner Carr Issues Statement on Modernizing Suspension, Debarment Rules
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following statement by Commissioner Brendan Carr: Re: Modernizing Suspension and Debarment Rules, GN Docket No. 19-309. "A new, billion dollar paper mill in Wapakoneta, Ohio is creating hundreds of good-paying jobs. A patient on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is visiting virtually with a world-leading specialist located hundreds of miles away. And a mom in Philadelphia is studying for a degree online and lifting her fam  more

Hill Air Force Base Federal Employees Nab 2020 Civilian Developmental Education Selections
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- The U.S. Air Force (75th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: Personnel from Hill Air Force Base were among the more than 735 Air Force Materiel Command civilian Airmen selected for Academic Year 2020 Civilian Developmental Education opportunities. "We are extremely pleased at the results. The competition for these positions was intense, and the significant increase in AFMC applications this year played a role in our success," said Patrici  more

Justice Department: General Manager of Columbus Home Health Care Agency Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release: A Columbus businessman pleaded guilty today to aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false tax return, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department's Tax Division and U.S. Attorney David M. DeVillers of the Southern District of Ohio. According to information provided in court, Abdikarim Abdirahman, 57, was the general manager of Diversity Home   more

Land and Maritime Town Hall Officially Introduces New Deputy Commander to Workforce
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- 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 conducted a Town Hall in the Defense Supply Center Columbus' Operations Center Auditorium Nov. 13 where he discussed Land and Maritime operational updates. Palmer shared that the Agency is continuing daily operations as it awaits official word on any changes and their potential mission impact. He did sa  more

MacDill Air Force Base Supports Joint Force Exercise
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Florida, Nov. 22 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command issued the following news: For around a week, the skies over MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, buzzed with the sounds of HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters, as the base hosted a Joint Force deployment readiness exercise. The 512th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, and the 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, transported the assets needed by the 305th Rescue Squadron, Davis-Monthan, Air  more

MacDill Air Force Base Supports Joint Force Exercise
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Florida, Nov. 22 -- The U.S. Air Force (6th Air Mobility Wing) issued the following news: For around a week, the skies over MacDill Air Force Base, Florida buzzed with the sounds of HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters, as the base hosted a Joint Force deployment readiness exercise. The 512th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, and the 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, transported the assets needed by the 305th Rescue Squadron, Davis-Monthan, A  more

MacDill Air Force Base Supports Joint Force Exercise
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Florida, Nov. 22 -- The U.S. Air Force Reserve Command issued the following news: For around a week, the skies over MacDill Air Force Base, Florida buzzed with the sounds of HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters, as the base hosted a Joint Force deployment readiness exercise. The 512th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, and the 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, transported the assets needed by the 305th Rescue Squadron, Davis-Monthan, Air Force  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Ohio Department of Health
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54383) involving Ohio Department of Health, Lima, Ohio: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - UNDERDOSE BY 20 PERCENT OR MORE The following was received from the Ohio Department of Health via email: "On 11/30/2019, the licensee notified the Ohio Department of Health of a medical event involving a prostate seed implant. The licensee stated that it appears the implant template shifted prior to seed placemen  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Business Owner 8 Years in Prison for Crimes Involving More Than $2 Million in DOD Contracts
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 18 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio issued the following news release: Daniel Emerson Norton, 52, formerly of Arlington, Va. and the owner of Torrance, Calif.-based Emerson Company, was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 96 months in prison. Norton fraudulently secured approximately $2.2 million in contracts to provide critical parts to the U.S. Department of Defense, which he then filled with defective parts made in China, in viol  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Former Corrections Officer Sentenced to Prison for Smuggling Drugs Into State Prison
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 22 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio issued the following news release: A longtime corrections officer at the Belmont Correctional Institution was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 30 months in prison for smuggling contraband into the prison. Alfred M. Horvath, 59, of Shadyside, conspired with others to sneak illegal drugs and tobacco into the prison. According to court documents, from 2015 through 2018, Horvath received cash fro  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Pataskala Couple Plead Guilty Defrauding Federal Student Loan Programs, Medicaid, SNAP, HUD, Committing Tax Fraud
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 21 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio issued the following news release: * * * - One defendant admitted to committed bank fraud by stealing from elderly man with dementia * * * A Pataskala couple have pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud multiple federal programs by committing student-aid fraud, tax-return fraud, and Medicaid and SNAP fraud. One defendant also pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the U.S. Department of Housin  more

Secretary Bernhardt Unveils New National Wildlife Refuge in Kentucky
HENDERSON, Kentucky, Nov. 22 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued the following news release: Friday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, along with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials, and their counterparts from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, announced the establishment of the Green River National Wildlife Refuge near the confluence of the Ohio and Green rivers in H  more

Shahady to Small Businesses at Air Force Technology Executive Officer Pitch Day: Inventors Make Stuff, But Innovators Make History
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: The Air Force Research Laboratory and the Wright Brothers Institute hosted the first Air Force Technology Executive Officer Pitch Day Nov. 15 at the Steam Plant and the Wright Brothers Institute in Dayton. Powered by the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program to address unforeseen technology barriers, the event welcomed pre-selected Phase   more

U.S. Air Force: Women's Leadership Symposium Inspires Growth, Diversity
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 18 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: The Air Force Materiel Command hosted its inaugural Women's Leadership Symposium Nov. 13-14 with the theme of "Empower, Encourage and Embrace" to focus on women leadership and diversity in the workplace. The two-day event drew more than 250 attendees from across the command. The symposium featured keynote speakers, issue-focused panels and collaborative networking discussions designed to empower wom  more

U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Consent Order and Judgment to Restore Assets to Participants in Ohio Employee Benefit Plans
DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued the following news release: After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio issued a consent order and judgment requiring the fiduciaries of Day-Mont Behavioral Health Care Inc. to restore $141,666 to the defunct Dayton, Ohio-based company's employee benefit health and annuity  more

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $12.8 Million to Three Airports in Ohio
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration issued the following news release: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Department of Transportation will award $12.8 million in airport infrastructure grants to three airports in the state of Ohio. With this announcement, the Trump Administration has invested a historic $10.8 billion in more than two thousand American airports across the United States for safety an  more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: Make Roads Safer by Following Speed Limits, Traffic Laws
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Wright-Patterson supports more than 30,000 vehicles transiting through the installation's seven access control points each day with the 88th Security Forces Squadron safeguarding the wing's roadways. Even with all precautions in place, in 2019 there have been 106 vehicle accidents of which 17 resulted in injury or disabling damage. On top of that there have also been 306 traffic citations. Wright-Pa  more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: New Gate 26A Opens for Area A Passenger, Commercial Traffic
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: A new gate opened Nov. 18 for commercial and passenger vehicles at Wright-Patt's Area A. The new Gate 26A began operations and is open weekdays 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for both commercial and passenger vehicles. The new gate will also be open on Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., for commercial vehicles only. The gate is located off State Highway 235, also known as North Central Avenue, at the first traff  more