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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Aeromedical Consultation Service Deputy Chief Dr. Daniel Van Syoc (left in blue) oversees a case review session with flight surgeons and other medical professionals, some of which are the world experts in their fields. The ACS has screened new pilots and made waiver recommendations for existing air crews since the early 1950s. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) Aeromedical Consultation Service critical to “Fly, Fight, Win”
EDITORS NOTE:  This is the first part of a four-part series on the Aeromedical Consultation Service at Wright-Patterson. Part two delves into how the ACS' Internal Medicine branch keeps Air Force aviators safely in the skies. A link to that story appears below. WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –   Ever since humans took to flight, the unique
0 10/02
2017
Runners take off for the start of the 21st annual U.S. Air Force Marathon Sept. 16, 2017 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.  Over 13,500 runners participated in a 5K, 10K, half and full marathon supported by more than 2,400 volunteers.  (U.S. Air Force photo / Wesley Farnsworth) 21st U.S. Air Force Marathon celebrates 70th birthday, community
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Partly cloudy skies and warm temperatures welcomed approximately 13,500 runners and walkers from all 50 states and 16 foreign countries to take part in the 21st annual U.S. Air Force Marathon at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Sept. 16.Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski,
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2017
DAYTON, Ohio – Staff Sgt. Malcolm MacDougall, 88th Security Forces Squadron unit instructor, demonstrates the correct way to enter a room during clearing operations to 88 SFS defenders during annual training July 12. MacDougall instructs the week-long course two to three times a month to classes that average 12 to 15 students. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) Security trainers sharpen defenders’ responsive edge
DAYTON, Ohio –  Active shooter incidents in the United States saw the highest two-year averages in the past 16 years between 2014 and 2015, according to a 2016 report by the FBI.  Fatal shootings at Fort Hood, Fort Bragg, Washington Navy Yard and installations in Tennessee highlight that military bases aren’t immune to the violence. And, if it
0 8/18
2017
Senior Airman Aldo Enriquez, 88th Security Forces patrolman, checks an ID card of a motorist entering the base at the newly opened Gate 19B at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, June 12, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wesley Farnsworth) Got visitors coming? Make sure they have REAL ID
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Anyone bringing guests on base from Oregon, or 27 other states and territories, in the near future, should be sure their guests have a REAL ID. REAL ID doesn’t mean that their current driver’s licenses and IDs are fake; it’s a program designed to increase security and keep people safe.REAL ID refers to the
0 7/07
2017
U.S. Air Force Col. Bradley McDonald, 88th Air Base Wing commander holds the U.S. flag during the Run for the Fallen on Area B flight line at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, September 9, 2016.  The Run for the Fallen provides an opportunity to remember and honor those who lost their lives and recognize those who continue to defend the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michelle Gigante) Volunteers needed for Run for the Fallen
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Volunteers are needed as the Wright-Patterson community continues to honor those who perished in the 9/11 attacks with the fourth annual Run for the Fallen scheduled for September 11, 2017. Led by the Wright-Patterson Company Grade Officers’ Council, they’re looking for volunteers to help set up mile markers
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2017
Airman 1st Class Wesley Cassius of the 88th Security Forces Squadron, left, and Airman 1st Class Charles Williamson, an air traffic controller in the 88th Operations Support Squadron, enjoy playing PlayStation on one of the huge new smart TV screens recently installed in the dayroom of Bldg. 1216, Kittyhawk Center, Area A. Gathering in the day room builds esprit de corps. (Skywrighter photo/Amy Rollins) Leadership ensures quality-of-life improvements reach Airmen
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Improving the quality of life for Airmen at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is one of the main priorities of Col. Bradley McDonald, 88th Air Base Wing commander. This priority has led to the installation of brand-new appliances, technology and furnishings in dormitories and state-of-the-art fitness equipment
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2016
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