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Chris Janson to Headline Military Appreciation Night at the Fraze Pavilion

KETTERING ─ Country star Chris Janson will headline the fourth Military Appreciation Night at the Fraze Pavilion June 20, 2019, to honor our local Airmen with an incredible night of music and celebration. 

“The Dayton Region is known for its support of our local service men and women, and Military Appreciation Night is one more way for us to thank them for their commitment and sacrifice,” said Jeff Hoagland, President and CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition. 

Federal Installations Have a $16.68 Billion Economic Impact on the Dayton Region, Generate 88,000 Jobs

DAYTON, Ohio –An economic impact analysis conducted for the Dayton Development Coalition by The Perduco Group found that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Springfield Air National Guard Base, and the Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center have a combined economic impact of $16.68 billion on the 14-count

A Moment of Opportunity for Dayton

By Loren Thompson
Lexington Institute

When Dayton community leaders conducted their first fly-in to Washington in 1984, the U.S. military was engaged in what proved to be the last big modernization surge of Cold War years.

The Air Force was buying hundreds of new fighters each year, not to mention two different bombers.

Every facet of military spending was increasing, and by the end of the 1980s employment at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base topped 30,000.

But then the Cold War ended.

Dayton’s Competitive Advantage

When Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast started talking about the Dayton Region at this year’s Fly‐In, it was hard to believe he had never been stationed at Wright‐Patterson Air Force Base. His vision for Dayton’s future combines the community’s past and present in an inspiring blueprint for the region’s success.

“You have a culture of knowledge, guarded in a patriot’s heart, that is like no other community in America,” Kwast said.

Ohio’s UAS Experts Take “Fly Ohio” Message to AUVSI

DENVER— A team of Ohio’s Unmanned Aerial Systems experts arrived at XPONENTIAL 2018 Tuesday, ready to share why the Buckeye State’s UAS industry continues to grow and thrive.

The global conference by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) marks one of the industry’s leading gatherings, featuring more than 600 companies in 20 UAS-related industries. An expected 8,000 industry professionals from 55 countries will attend the three-day event.

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