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  • Mask mandate off after new DOD guidance

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, in accordance with new Department of Defense guidance, removed the installation mask mandate as surrounding communities meet new health thresholds for COVID-19.The base also transitioned to Health Protection Condition Bravo+ on

  • DAF summer job opportunities for 700-plus qualified students

    Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas (AFNS) -- The Department of the Air Force is giving more than 700 students an opportunity to develop and hone their skills under its flagship summer hire program, which runs May through September.  “The 2022 Summer Hire Employment Program provides students in

  • Base moves HPCON level to Bravo+

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base transitioned to Health Protection Condition Bravo+ on Feb. 25, as the four key performance indicators used to determine local threat levels continued to greatly improve.Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and installation

  • Active-shooter exercise tests emergency response

    Senior Airman Andrew Barnes, 88th Security Forces Squadron, takes point as Defenders respond to an active-shooter exercise Feb. 23, 2022, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The exercise was held as part of the base’s regularly scheduled training to prepare for possible emergency scenarios.

  • Sharing IV: A chance to learn from each other

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – In this month’s AFMC Connect story on “Sharing,” Col. Patrick Miller, the 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, introduced a series of questions answered by wing leaders to facilitate small-group conversations across Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as

  • Ownership is cornerstone of strong leadership

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR BASE WING, Ohio -- Leading is tough. Place that task into a competitive and high-tension environment and it increases the difficulty exponentially.There are few people who would make arguments counter to these statements. However, there are likely many that would ask an

  • Spotlight: Chaplin (Capt.) Gerardo Rodriguez

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --Name and rank: Capt. Gerardo RodriguezDuty title: ChaplainUnit of assignment: Chaplain’s Office, 88th Air Base WingWhat do you do at Wright-Patt? I am a chaplain at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. I am responsible for tending the spiritual and moral

  • Wright-Patterson honors employee for 55 years of service

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – With more than 55 years of distinguished service to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s 88th Mission Support Group, and military overall, Judith Hughes retired Dec. 31 and was nominated for the Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award.Hughes performed a

  • Be prepared if a power outage occurs

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- With winter in full swing, it’s important to understand and be prepared for power outages.Power outages can occur for many reasons, including thunder, lightning, snow and ice storms; or strong winds. Outages due to severe weather could be as short as a light

  • AFIT, Army collect nuclear forensics data

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- If a radiological-dispersal device, sometimes called a dirty bomb, were to detonate in the United States, Soldiers would deploy alongside the FBI, Air Force Technical Applications Center, and Department of Energy to collect nuclear forensic samples used to