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The head of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has been relieved of his duties.

Ernie Hartong and his daughter Erin Sogal.
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Ernie Hartong enlisted in the army during the Vietnam War. Today, he volunteers at Columbus’s National Veteran’s Memorial and Museum.

Ernie sat down with his daughter Erin Sogal to reflect on his service, how soldiers stayed in touch with loved ones at home, and how he works to communicate his experience to young people.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force near Dayton is marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day Thursday. There's a wreath-laying ceremony and flyover by two C-47s, the main transport aircraft used on D-Day.

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Ohio’s congressional delegation is concerned that money designated for military projects here could be diverted to the border wall if President Trump’s national emergency declaration stands.

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Air Force officials say an injured jogger screaming in pain while training exercises were going on began a series of miscommunications that led to a chaotic "active shooter" response at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton.

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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has lifted its lockdown after an active shooter was reported at the medical center on Thursday afternoon. 

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Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Turner is calling for more study into chemicals found in Dayton’s water supply. They’ve also been found in groundwater near more than 126 United States military installations, including Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Aerial view of the National Museum of the United States Air Force on Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.
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A statewide committee that’s been looking at military base realignment during the past year has made some recommendations.

President Trump has signed into law a bill that will support jobs and research functions at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. The “National Defense Authorization Act” signed by the president contained several bipartisan amendments introduced by U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman.

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At the Springfield Beckley Municipal Airport, crews will begin installing a new kind of radar in June that will allow air traffic controllers to see a combination of planes and unmanned aerial vehicles The Air Force and the state of Ohio are footing the $5 million radar bill in first-of-its-kind testing that both parties hope will lead to Federal Aviation Administration approval for "beyond line of sight" flight.

A trusty Boeing 707 is inside a new home at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. The plane has graceful lines of color: white, blues and gold. In large letters: "United States of America."