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  • Partial roof collapse in building marked for demolition

    Base firefighters and civil engineers responded shortly before 8 a.m. today to the partial collapse of the roof of Bldg 281 in Area A. There was no fire and no injuries. The vacant building, built in 1943 as a warehouse, was constructed of wood and had already been identified for demolition, said David Perkins, 88th Air Base Wing deputy civil
  • Questions answered about base primary care clinic

    The primary care clinic at Wright-Patterson Medical Center manages the health needs of nearly 24,000 beneficiaries. In an effort to serve patients in an efficient and timely manner, here are the answers to a few of the more frequently asked questions. How do I contact my PCM team during duty hours? If you have a question or need to speak with
  • New medical profiling process implemented

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has been selected as one of the first bases to implement the new Air Force medical profiling process. Functional limitations are now listed on the new Air Force Form 469, duty limiting conditions report, and will be used to notify supervisors, unit deployment monitors and commanders of a member's physical
  • X-48B Blended Wing Body test vehicle takes flight

    The X-48B Blended Wing Body (BWB) research vehicle, developed by AFRL, Boeing, and NASA, made a successful maiden flight July 20, at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. The test aircraft, an 8.5 percent scale, remotely piloted vehicle, successfully completed a 31-minute flight, which tested the revolutionary aircraft's
  • Full replacement value for personal property begins soon

    Department of Defense customers, including servicemembers and DOD civilians, will soon be eligible for full replacement value protection on most DOD-funded personal property shipments.  Full replacement value coverage will apply to personal property shipments with a pickup date on or after:  -- Oct. 1 for international shipments to and from outside
  • Wright-Patt staff sergeant selected for nurse commissioning program

    A staff sergeant with the 88th Surgical Operations Squadron has been selected to attend the nurse enlisted commissioning program in spring 2008, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Tuesday. Staff Sgt. Heather E. Shonk was one of 27 enlisted Airmen that an Air Force board selected to attend the program, beginning in either the fall or in
  • Air Force marathon offers four-person relay race

    Runners who are interested in participating in the 2007 U.S. Air Force Marathon here, but aren't interested in running the full 26.2-mile course, have another option: the four-person relay.  Relay team members each run a specific leg of the marathon with the team's total elapsed time determining the winners.  Leg distances include 5.1 miles for leg
  • Recycle center adds to arsenal of ‘green’ disposal systems

    The base recycling center has added a new weapon to its arsenal of environmentally friendly disposal systems. A Shred-Tech 25 shredder that can handle one ton of paper each hour was purchased in February for $50,000, said Bill Meinerding, an environmental engineer in the 88th Air Base Wing Civil Engineering Directorate. The shredder is used to
  • SARC helps promote awareness, provide support

    Simone Koram, the base coordinator for sexual assault response and wingman activities, is partnering with base organizations in an effort to more fully explain her organizational missions and goals. To that end, she conducted a meeting July 26 with representatives from the Base Enlisted Advisory Council, the Company Grade Officers Council and the
  • Air Force Research Laboratory technology results in improved firefighting vehicles

    Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Airbase Technology Division scientists at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. have developed ultra high pressure water firefighting technology that will result in smaller, leaner and air transportable fire trucks. Starting in Fiscal Year 2008, these new trucks can be deployed in sets of