Air Force

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
2:57 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

WPAFB names new base commander

Col. John Devillier
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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.

Devillier replaces Col. Cassie Barlow who is retiring.

Devillier currently serves as the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations commander at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

Here's his Air Force bio:

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Memorial Day
3:04 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Memorial wall has unique way of honoring veterans

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Just in time for Memorial Day, the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton is dedicating a wall of honor recognizing veterans and others who serve and have served our country.

The Legacy Data Plate Wall of Honor 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.

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USAF Museum
1:32 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Reel Stuff Film Festival of America

If you’re an aviation or movie buff, you’ll want to check out the Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation at the U.S. Air Force Museum Theater in Fairborn, Ohio. As Larry Thomas learns, the theater recently underwent an $800,000 renovation, upgrading the digital projection and sound system. From April 13-15, they will be showing such re-mastered films as the first Oscar winner, Wings; Top Gun in Imax 3D; Memphis Belle and more.

CCT-1 finds new home in Dayton
11:11 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Space shuttle training simulator lands in Dayton

NASA's Super Guppy, carrying the CCT-1, arrives at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
Tana Weingartner

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.

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