Dayton Region, Ohio - Great American Defense Communities

Community Partners

Federal & Military Partners

178 Wing

Ohio Air National Guard- Springfield, OH- The Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and…

To attain and maintain operational readiness; provide strategic transport of personnel and equipment; provide aeromedical evacuation; and recruit and train…

An Independent Group under the 10th Air Force, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, TX, Air Force Reserve…

As the host unit at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the 88th Air Base Wing operates the airfield, maintains all infrastructure…

AFIT is the Air Force’s graduate school of engineering and management as well as its institution for technical professional continuing…

One of six centers under Air Force Materiel Command, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is the single center…

The command conducts research, development, test and evaluation, and provides acquisition management services and logistics support necessary to keep Air…

The Air Force Research Laboratory is a global technical enterprise, boasting some of the best and brightest leaders in the…

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) is the primary training organization for the Defense Acquisition Workforce, committed to providing the training—both…

Dayton VA Medical Center- The Dayton VAMC is a state of the art teaching facility that has been serving Veterans…

The Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton is a major DoD medical research laboratory that stood up at Wright-Patterson Air Force…

NASIC is the Department of Defense's primary source for foreign air and space threats. NASIC creates integrated, predictive intelligence in…

Wright-Patterson Junior Force Council (WPJFC) represents approximately 5,000 junior officers, enlisted, and civilians. The organization works to develop Air Force…

Local Government Partners

County government located in central Ohio.

Montgomery County is the fourth most populous county in Ohio. Our Mission: To improve the health, safety and welfare of…

Sandra Brasington represents the State of Ohio in Southwest Ohio.

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services is the cabinet agency that works to actively identify, connect with, and advocate for…

Community Organization Partners

A non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it…

Is dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications, and electronics…

The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc was chartered in 1960 with the purpose of assisting the United States Air Force…

APDC is a new initiative under SOCHE and works across Ohio with the aerospace and defense industry and government, higher…

The Association of Old Crows is an organization for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum…

A Dayton based, not-for-profit, Industry Association established in 1995, the Dayton Area Defense Contractors Association (DADCA) serves as a focal…

The Dayton Development Coalition is focused solely on growing the 14-county Dayton region—one of the most liveable regions in America.…

DRMA (formerly DTMA) is the voice and advocate for the manufacturing industry in the Dayton Region. It promotes business success…

EEMG is a 56-year old professional association of nearly 75 companies representing over 350 individuals interested in doing defense-related business…

A member service organization for 26 hospitals in the greater Dayton region. Our hospitals are committed to delivering the highest…

Our mission is to empower people with disabilities and other needs to achieve independence and enhance their lives.

Providing Leadership in Local Government

LOA is comprised of over 4,000 military officers and civilians in the Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) fields around the…

Miami Valley Military and Federal Government Affairs committee – advisory committee to the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, responsible for providing…

Formed in 1980 through the combined efforts of several local Chambers of Commerce. Recognizing the tremendous economic impact Wright-Patterson Air…

America’s leading Defense Industry association promoting national security; provides a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between…

SOCHE is the collaborative infrastructure for higher education, helping colleges and universities transform their communities and economies through the education,…

An industry-led, industry-driven trade association dedicated to enabling regional IT business development, identifying and fulfilling regional workforce needs, engaging regional…

The mission of The Chamber of Greater Springfield is to advance important economic and workforce development opportunities, to promote ideas…

The Dayton Entrepreneurs Center is a technology accelerator and business incubator, helping make our clients’ entrepreneurial business dreams a reality…

United Way works to protect and strengthen our local network of health and human services through targeted advancements in Education,…

The Association of Graduates is the alumni association of the U.S. Air Force Academy. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit…

Developed for fostering collaboration and technology innovation among AFRL, industry and academia. Two main elements are the Tec^Edge Innovation and…

The Greater Ohio Valley region has a prominent defense footprint and strong ties to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, creating both…

The Mission of the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce is to encourage a vibrant business environment that drives the success…