Wright-Patt volunteers: F-35 Division helps make child’s dream reality

Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 9:36 AM


            Dillon Rosenlieb (center), surrounded by his siblings, showcases his F-35 Lightning II fighter jet Halloween costume. The F-35 Division at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and volunteers from the Magic Wheelchair organization worked together to build the costume for Dillon. (Courtesy photo)
Dillon Rosenlieb (center), surrounded by his siblings, showcases his F-35 Lightning II fighter jet Halloween costume. The F-35 Division at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and volunteers from the Magic Wheelchair organization worked together to build the costume for Dillon. (Courtesy photo)

Every child dreams of what they want to be when they get older. This year, the F-35 Division at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and volunteers from the Magic Wheelchair organization brought one boy’s dreams to reality.

A ceremony was held Oct. 27 in front of the Fighters and Bombers Directorate to help Dillon Rosenlieb realize his wish to be a fighter pilot.

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Volunteer and professional fabricator Doug Hayes Jr., his build team and the F-35 Division gave Dillon a gift of his own Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jet Halloween costume.

For the past month and a half, the division worked with Hayes, providing him with design inputs to the build process and coordinated the location for the reveal.

Hayes received specialized training from the Magic Wheelchair, a non-profit organization that partners with the Stan Winston School of Character Arts, to build Halloween costumes for kids and young adults with disabilities.

Dillon was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of 1, which prevents him from walking independently. Dillon has always enjoyed Halloween with his quadruplet siblings and joined them during trick or treat. However, due to his wheelchair dependency, his costumes never really stood out.

Hayes built a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jet scaled to fit Dillon’s wheelchair as well as meet his mobility needs.

The F-35 Division provided costumes for Dillon’s sister, Briana, and two brothers, Conor and Darian, to be his ground crew, allowing the entire family to enjoy Halloween together this year.

On hand for the reveal was Brig. Gen. Michael Schmidt, program executive officer for Fighters and Bombers Directorate; Jorge Gonzalez, director for Engineering and a member of the Senior Executive Service; Michael C. Karraker F-35 division chief; Robert Balserak, air superiority lead for the Lockheed Martin Dayton office, volunteers from the costume build team, family and friends of Dillon, as well as the men and women of the F-35 Lighting II Joint Program Office stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

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Husband, wife accused of raping children, committing sex crimes over 10-year span

Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 3:17 AM

John and Dava Henley of Drummonds, Tennessee, are accused of committing sex crimes against children over a 10-year span.
Shelby County Sheriff's Office
John and Dava Henley of Drummonds, Tennessee, are accused of committing sex crimes against children over a 10-year span.(Shelby County Sheriff's Office)

A west Tennessee husband and wife are accused of committing sex crimes against children over a 10-year span.

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John and Dava Henley are charged with two counts of rape and four counts of aggravated sexual battery. 

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John Henley is also charged with aggravated rape of a child and rape of a child, according to the indictments.

Investigators said in one charge, the couple verbally directed a child to have sex with another child. 

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The charges stem from incidents that spanned from 2006 to 2016, the indictments said.

The children were between the ages of 3 and 13 when the crimes occurred, according to investigators.

Shelby County court records show the Henleys' home address to be in Drummonds.

While the crimes happened in Shelby County, WHBQ uncovered the investigation likely originated there. 

The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office took an incident report regarding the Henleys in June 2017. It listed two juvenile victims, and the investigation was looking into allegations of forcible fondling and sexual battery.

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A spokesperson with the Tipton County Sheriff's Office told WHBQ that the couple was never arrested there because authorities discovered the incidents happened in Shelby County and passed over the case.

Right now, Dava Henley has a $500,000 bond.

John Henley has an $850,000 bond.

A court date has not been set.

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1 hospitalized after mobile home fire in Clark County

Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 2:24 AM
Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 3:11 AM

UPDATE @ 3:15 a.m: One person was transported to an area hospital after a fire occurred at a mobile home in South Vienna early Thursday morning.

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Fire crews responded to the 10000 block of Buena Vista Road just after 2 a.m. on a fully involved trailer fire, according to initial reports.

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Damage estimates were not immediately available, however, officials said damage to the inside of the trailer was severe.

The occupant that was able to escape the fire was sent to the hospital for observational purposes, officials confirmed. 

The fire remains under investigation. 

INITIAL REPORT 

Crews are responding to the 1000 block of Buena Vista Road on a mobile home fire that occurred early Thursday morning. 

Initial reports indicate the trailer was fully involved just after 2 a.m.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will continue to update this story with more details. 

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Fort Hunter Liggett tent collapse: 22 injured at California military base, officials say

Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 2:44 AM
Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 2:44 AM

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More than 20 people were injured late Wednesday when a tent collapsed at Fort Hunter Liggett in California, officials said.

Here is the latest information:

Update 2:26 a.m. EDT July 19: According to the military base’s official Twitter account, 22 soldiers were hurt when “a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter landing’s rotor wash blew over a tent structure” in a “remote training area.” Officials said four soldiers were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

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Contrary to earlier media reports, nobody was killed in the incident, officials said.

“This incident occurred during an annual U.S. Army Reserve exercise, Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) that trains Army Reserve and Army National Guard Soldiers,” the base tweeted.

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Air Quality alert issued for some today; stormy pattern developing to end the week 

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 3:37 AM
Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 2:21 AM

Rain and storms come back by the weekend.

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  • Air Quality Alert issued for Butler, Warren County from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. today
  • Temps on the rise to end the week 
  • Much needed rain arrives Friday, lingers into weekend

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DETAILED FORECAST

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THURSDAY: Butler and Warren counties are under a Air Quality Alert from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. Mostly sunny skies are expected with some increase in clouds late in the day and evening. It will be warmer with highs reaching into the middle 80s. There is a chance showers could arrive overnight.

FRIDAY: Expect a chance for showers and storms, especially by afternoon. There is a chance for one or two stronger storms, especially southwest of Dayton by evening. Highs will be in the middle 80s.

>> County-by-County Weather

SATURDAY: Numerous showers and storms are expected scattered throughout the day. Outside of storms, skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with temperatures holding in the lower 80s.

SUNDAY: Expect lots of clouds with occasional showers and storms. Highs will be near 80 degrees.

MONDAY: Partly sunny skies will start the week with a lingering chance for passing showers and storms. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

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