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  • 88th Air Base Wing announces special holiday hours of operation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The following facilities at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will have adjusted hours of operation in observance of Air Force Materiel Command Family Day on Sept. 3 and the Labor Day holiday on Sept. 6(if not listed, consider them closed):GATES1A (Fairborn Gate)Sept. 3 open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.Sept. 6 open 6 a.m.
  • Exercise to limit Area A community services

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Wright-Patterson AFB will conduct a training exercise in Area A on Sept. 2, which is expected to impact utilities such as water, power and sewer. Due to the temporary outage, community services will be unavailable during the exercise, to include Wright-Patterson Medical Center, the Base Exchange and
  • The right equipment, techniques make for safe bike ride

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Traffic safety is of critical importance throughout the year as it represents a tremendous risk to Air Force personnel. It’s essential for bicycle riders and those they share the road with to exercise patience and apply heightened situational awareness at all times.The 88th Air Base Wing’s Safety Office
  • Category Management Council meets at WPAFB

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force’s Category Management Council met Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to discuss progress and analysis of the program.The council meets every quarter but has not had an in-person session in 18 months due to COVID-19 restrictions. Although the pandemic disrupted quite a few things, the
  • Women’s Army Corps veteran celebrates her 100th birthday

    FAIRFAX, Ohio - For many people, living through something like the COVID-19 global pandemic, 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center or moon landing might be considered a once-in-a-lifetime event.For Lorraine (Mulvaney) Vogelsang, a World War II-era veteran, that is not the case as she prepares to celebrate her 100th birthday Aug. 29.“It does
  • Base exercises active shooter response

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base went into full lockdown Aug. 18, and first responders rushed to the scene of a simulated active-shooter scenario in the Kittyhawk area.Emergency “Giant Voice” and other electronic notifications, alerted personnel in Area A to follow training guidance and barricade themselves in
  • WPAFB hosts First Sergeant Symposium

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – An additional-duty First Sergeant Symposium was hosted Aug. 16-20 on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.The symposium served as a steppingstone for NCOs interested in becoming future first sergeants.“A first sergeant is a key leader within a unit who is tasked with advising the commander on personnel issues for
  • The Wright kind of wellness: Mental

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The different domains within self-wellness (physical, mental, social and spiritual) each play a role in how an individual views themselves, others and life.Without the progress of one, it becomes harder to obtain the desired outcome.Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, and Chief
  • Air Force Marathon goes virtual

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE - Due to increased COVID-19 transmission rates both locally and statewide, the Air Force Marathon has transitioned into a virtual-only event.“Teammates, I didn’t make this decision lightly — we wrestled with this quite a bit, but know that we are trying to keep your health at the forefront, as well as making sure we
  • Block party rocks WPAFB’s historic Brick Quarters

    Lily, 5, and Skyler, 7, the children of 1st Lt. Brandon and Amber McVey, play amongst the bubbles at a block party Aug. 12, 2021, put on by the 88th Force Support Squadron in the historic Brick Quarters housing area at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The party was the middle in a summer series of three sponsored by 88 FSS for Wright-Patt
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