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  • Goalie weathers new Air Force career

    Rackleff started her Air Force career in April. Prior, she studied chemical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, where she played ice hockey. Rochester recruited her to their NCAA Division 1 women’s hockey team from a junior league in California, and she earned a full academic scholarship. Since then, she’s had success on inline and ice skates, playing on the 2017 World Champion U.S. inline skating team and for the Boston Blades, a local Canadian Women’s Hockey League team.
  • Beat the heat: Avoiding heat stress

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - During the summer months here outdoor heat is measured with wet bulb globe temperature readings. The WBGT is different from the heat index, which is a measurement of ambient temperature. Unlike the heat index, WBGT accounts for wind, cloud cover, and sun angle and is measured in direct sunlight.By measuring
  • How a purple dragon can help you live safer in a dangerous world

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Reading the words “operations security” more than likely doesn’t get your blood rushing or pulse racing, and no one would blame you if it didn’t. But, what if it could save you thousands of dollars by preventing identify theft, keep your children safe from predators wanting to hurt them, or prevent your
  • A peek behind the curtain: Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating, but there are therapies that can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and help Airmen return to duty. One of the most effective therapies, practiced by many Air Force mental health professionals, is prolonged exposure therapy.
  • Baltimore C-STARS partnership prepares Airmen for battlefield medicine

    Civilian partnerships are a vital readiness resource for the Air Force Medical Service, refreshing medics on trauma skills and taking lessons learned to deliver life-saving trauma care downrange. The Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills program in Baltimore, Maryland, prepares medical Airmen for deployment through immersive training at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
  • ‘100 Years of Mateship’ event celebrates U.S.-Australian bond

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A Nieuport 23 replica World War I aircraft and a display of World War I equipment and weaponry were the highlights of a commemoration and celebration of “100 years of Mateship” between Australia and the United States. The celebratory event took place June 20 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Wing Cmdr.
  • Col. Thomas Sherman: Q&A with the 88 ABW’s brand-new commander

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Col. Thomas Sherman assumed his position as commander of the 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base June 19. Sherman previously served as commander of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Detachment 1 at Headquarters, Air Force Space Command,
  • Registration open for courses offered July 23-27

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The third Focus Week of 2018, scheduled for July 23-27 at the 88th Air Base Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is approaching. Registration is open and continues until the day before each course is held. The Summer Focus Week is focused on performance improvement for both the individual and the
  • Color fun run/walk highlights LGBT Pride Month at Wright-Patt

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Rainbow clouds of colorful cornstarch added to the festive atmosphere at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month 5K fun run/walk June 22 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The event, held along Hebble Creek Road and encircling Huffman Prairie, celebrated diversity, inclusion and respect in
  • Information event promotes benefits of pollinators

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base held its second annual Pollinator Expo June 20, at the Wright Brothers Memorial near Area B.Informational tables from organizations throughout southwest Ohio explained how to create or improve habitat for butterflies and bees who are critical to our food supplies.  Guest