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  • 88th Air Base Wing transfers its first members to U.S. Space Force

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Airmen from the 88th Communications Squadron became the first set of 88th Air Base Wing members to join the U.S. Space Force during a ceremony Feb. 11 in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s Space Gallery. Most fittingly, the event took place in front of the Apollo 15 Command Module Endeavor.Sworn in
  • Wright-Patt’s Official Mail Center maintains vital mission

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - When it comes to sending mail, most people immediately think of the U.S. Postal Service. That’s who we see every day when those little trucks place bills and personal mail in your home’s mailbox.However, when it comes to mail on base, who takes care of that?There may not be any little mail trucks, or
  • Base fire department breaks the ice on rescue operations

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The problem with ice is it can break. If it does, and a person falls through, even a good swimmer could be in a lot of trouble.It doesn’t take long for hypothermia to show up if submerged in freezing water. Symptoms can include confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss and drowsiness, according to the Centers
  • Air Force adds to DOD mask guidance

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth issued a memorandum Feb. 16 that supplements the Defense Department’s new mask policy on military installations while performing official duties.The initial DOD memorandum was issued Feb. 4 and follows a Jan. 20 presidential executive, ”Protecting the Federal
  • Deployed Airman celebrates Black History Month at wing pioneered by Tuskegee Airmen

    Black History Month takes on special significance at the 332nd AEW because the wing finds its roots in the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a segregated African-American unit who earned distinction during WWII. Only activated during combat the wing has performed its mission two different times since the 1940s, in Al Jaber, Iraq, and now in an undisclosed location also in the Middle East. With that in mind wing Airmen formed a committee to celebrate Black History.
  • What you need to know to renew CAC/ID card

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Getting your common access card or other IDs renewed can be a bit challenging due to the pandemic, but the Wright-Patterson AFB ID Card Office can assist in getting the job done.There are many ways to secure an appointment through the Real-Time Automated Personnel Identification System website scheduler and
  • Threat of ‘imminent death’ changed Wright-Patt Purple Heart recipient

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Senior Master Sgt. Bruce Haskin had some serious advice to bestow on friends and family after receiving the Purple Heart.“The threat of imminent death was the way many of us felt in Bagram that day. It brings a new perspective and new prioritization in life,” he said at a presentation ceremony Feb. 4.A
  • Commander praises WPAFB for excellence

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - In the first commander’s call of 2021, Col. Patrick Miller praised the 88th Air Base Wing for continuing to deliver excellence and accomplish missions.The 88 ABW and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base commander conducted a live virtual commander’s call Feb. 11, addressing COVID-19 vaccines and response, the
  • Wright-Patt’s cultural resources manager combines love of history, architecture

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force has a long, colorful and storied history – and Steve Byington has the good fortune to help carry it safely into the future.He gets to do that as the 88th Civil Engineer Group’s cultural resources manager, a job he’s held since August at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.He has an important
  • Wright-Patt Tax Center set to crank up services

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Tax Center will begin providing income tax-preparation services to eligible members of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base community on Feb. 16.The center will be open through April 15 but function only in a drop-off capacity due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns. It will be open Monday through Friday from 9