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  • Beat the heat with Red Cross safety tips

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Summer is wonderful time of year in the Miami Valley. Many of us will participate in outdoor activities we have looked forward to enjoying for some time.Unfortunately, summer in this area can expose us to heat-associated risks as the mercury rises. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
  • WPAFB Airman picks up prestigious honor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Staff Sgt. Valerie Graw of the 88th Communications Squadron has added another prestigious honor to her career.After earning the 88th Air Base Wing’s 2020 Airman of the Year Award, she was just selected as one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2021.“We are beyond proud that Staff Sgt.
  • Block Party Concert at WPAFB features live music, food, fun

    Alexandra Burger, 6, daughter of Col. Paul Burger, dances and chases bubbles June 24, 2021, at a block party sponsored by the 88th Force Support Squadron at Turtle Pond in the brick quarters historic district at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The party, the first of a series of three through the summer, was free to all members of the
  • WRIGHT-PATT AFTER DARK: Fire Department stands ready 24/7 to render aid

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Rain or shine, 3 a.m. or 3 p.m., members of the 788th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department stand ready to help the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base community and the nearly 30,000 Airmen, civilians and contractors who work and live on the installation.The department has three firehouses on base – two in
  • Waterline replacement in base's Kittyhawk area underway

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- “Optimize and modernize the installation” is the third line of effort set forth in the 88th Air Base Wing’s strategic plan, and that’s being put into action in the Kittyhawk area of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.With parts of the base in existence for more than 100 years and some infrastructure-support
  • Vice commander bids farewell

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – As Col. Michael Phillips, departing vice commander of the 88th Air Base Wing, gathered plaques and picture frames from his desk, the leader finished his two-year term as one who spent as much time supporting his team and Airmen outside the office as possible, all the while redirecting credit to the community
  • 88th Air Base Wing welcomes new vice commander

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Effective July 1, Col. Charles Barkhurst will assume the role of 88th Air Base Wing vice commander.Barkhurst joins the team from the Pentagon in Washington, where he served as senior military assistant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense Comptroller.He replaces Col. Michael Phillips, who transitions to
  • Wright-Patterson AFB embracing need for change

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Change can be hard, but the Air Force has challenged us to not shy away from preparing ourselves for the future. I want to discuss one change coming to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.Effective late spring 2022, we will deactivate the 88th Communications Group. This will end a nearly 28-year history for the
  • Drone dangers go beyond deployed areas

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Modern conflicts have proven it doesn’t take multimillion-dollar jet aircraft and smart bombs to cause significant damage. Stopping it also requires more than advanced technology.A vigilance is needed on everyone’s part, including Wright-Patterson Air Force Base personnel.Combine warfighting ability to employ
  • Inspector General’s Office available to base community

    The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Inspector General’s Office offers a safe, private and confidential setting where anyone can discuss personal or professional concerns.Whether the situation involves someone in the chain of command, an 88th Air Base Wing staff agency or base service provider, the IG can help provide options and recommendations to