U.S. Department of Defense Former Columbus Defense Contractor Gets Two Year Sentence For Supplying Non-Conforming Parts By Associated Press • Apr 22, 2017 Federal prosecutors say a former defense contractor convicted of mail fraud and making false claims while supplying non-conforming parts to the military has been sentenced to two years in prison. Columbus ONG Unit's Trip To West Africa Canceled By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jan 27, 2015 wikipedia A Columbus-based Ohio National Guard unit's planned mission to West Africa to help control the Ebola outbreak in the region has been canceled. Military Gives Thousands Of Pieces Of Surplus Equipment To Ohio Law Enforcement By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Aug 21, 2014 State records show the U.S. military has given armored vehicles, assault rifles and thousands of other types of surplus military equipment to Columbus police and other Ohio law enforcement agencies in recent years. Civilian Wright-Patt Workers Back On The Job By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Oct 8, 2013 87 hundred civilian workers are back on the job at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. Ohio Soldier Killed In Afghanistan By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jul 18, 2013 The Defense Department says a U.S. Army soldier from Ohio has died in Afghanistan after being wounded when a rocket propelled grenade struck his vehicle. Body Of Ohioan Killed In Afghanistan Returned Home By Jim Letizia • Jul 8, 2013 The body of an Ohio man killed in Afghanistan last week has been returned to Preble County. Length Of Military Furloughs Shortened By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Mar 29, 2013 Officials say a U.S. Air Force reserve wing that flies troops around the globe will start shutting down on Fridays when civilian furloughs begin at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton.