Air Force http://wvxu.org en WPAFB names new base commander http://wvxu.org/post/wpafb-names-new-base-commander <p>Col. John Devillier will be the next leader in charge at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He'll take command of the 88th Air Base Wing July 17.</p><p>Devillier replaces Col. Cassie Barlow who is retiring.</p><p>Devillier currently serves as the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations commander at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.</p><p>Here's his Air Force bio:</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 18:57:47 +0000 Tana Weingartner 26202 at http://wvxu.org WPAFB names new base commander Memorial wall has unique way of honoring veterans http://wvxu.org/post/memorial-wall-has-unique-way-honoring-veterans <p>Just in time for Memorial Day, the <a href="http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/" target="_blank">National Museum of the United States Air Force</a> in Dayton is dedicating a wall of honor recognizing veterans and others who serve and have served our country.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.legacydataplates.com/" target="_blank">Legacy Data Plate Wall of Honor </a>memorializes veterans and others with a military connection. Each memorial plaque is designed to resemble data plates on military aircraft but instead of model and serial numbers, there are loving remembrances.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 19:04:02 +0000 Tana Weingartner 12985 at http://wvxu.org Memorial wall has unique way of honoring veterans Reel Stuff Film Festival of America http://wvxu.org/post/reel-stuff-film-festival-america <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’re an aviation or movie buff, you’ll want to check out the </span><a href="http://reelstufffilmfest.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at the </span><a href="http://www.airforcemuseum.com/afmf-theatre/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>U.S. Air Force Museum Theater</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in </span>Fairborn<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Ohio. As Larry Thomas learns, the theater recently underwent an </span><a href="http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123335887" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>$800,000 renovation</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, upgrading the digital projection and sound system. From April 13-15, they will be showing such re-mastered films as the first Oscar winner, </span><a href="http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/story/2012-01-17/wings-restoration/52625228/1" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong><em>Wings</em></strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">; </span><a href="http://www.imax.com/movies/m/top-gun-an-imax-3d-experience/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong><em>Top Gun in Imax 3D</em></strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">; </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Memphis Belle</em></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and more.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 05:32:30 +0000 Larry Thomas 10979 at http://wvxu.org Reel Stuff Film Festival of America Space shuttle training simulator lands in Dayton http://wvxu.org/post/space-shuttle-training-simulator-lands-dayton <p>Dayton may have been passed over to receive a space shuttle but the National Museum of the United States Air Force now has the next best thing. For more than 30 years Crew Compartment Trainer One was used to teach astronauts how to fly orbiters and operate equipment in space. Astronaut Greg Johnson was on hand Wednesday as CCT-1 arrived on the NASA Super Guppy aircraft. Johnson says he spent almost more time in the trainer than in actual space.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 03:11:23 +0000 Tana Weingartner 2931 at http://wvxu.org Space shuttle training simulator lands in Dayton