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  • Top 10 rules of hunting-firearm safety

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - This fall, many of us will take to the field in pursuit of various game species in and beyond the local area.Regardless of location, it is critical that the utmost caution is exercised at all times when handling a firearm. Hunting injuries and wounds are often a result of carelessness, ignorance, or disregard
  • Fire Prevention Week to focus on sounds of fire safety

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Fire Emergency Services Flight wants people to keep their ears open during this year’s Fire Prevention Week.The 2021 national theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety: What is Your Alarm Telling You?” The 788th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department will host its annual
  • WPAFB Blood Donor Center saves lives

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood or platelets and nearly 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma are needed daily, according to the American Red Cross.“The mission of the blood drive program at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Blood Donor Center is to provide blood and blood
  • Major-accident response exercise slated for Oct. 7

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will conduct a major emergency-management exercise, Oct. 7. Planners said the drill is scheduled to simulate an accident with “mass casualties.” Upon notification, first responders will immediately head to the location where the course of the exercise will play out.  Quick
  • Wright-Patt begins COVID-19 booster shots

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wright-Patterson Medical Center will begin administering the single Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot to eligible beneficiaries.Commercially known as Comirnaty, the Pfizer vaccine is also the only one approved by the Food and Drug Administration.“We’re happy to announce that the Medical Center is now
  • Future cyber officers learn tactics in summer program

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The introduction to the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Advanced Cyber Education program started with an unexpected demonstration: cracking a physical lock.Dr. Barry Mullins, a professor within AFIT’s department of electrical and computer engineering, held up a combination lock, turned it to face the
  • ID card demand hasn’t slowed

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Throughout this pandemic, the 88th Force Support Squadron and Military Personnel Flight’s ID Card Office has seen no decline in operations. In fact, their operations have escalated. “We typically service 650 to 850 ID cards during a five-day week,” said Capt. Katherine Yatko, Military Personnel Flight
  • Wright-Patt opens Tide Cleaners lockers

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base personnel can now access dry cleaning and laundry services with the touch of an app after the opening of Tide Cleaners lockers.Base leaders joined Army & Air Force Exchange Service officials at a grand opening Sept. 17 in the Military Clothing Store on Area A..A total of 98
  • Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Tyler Downhour

    Name and rank: Staff Sgt. Tyler DownhourDuty title: Air traffic control watch supervisor (tower)Unit of assignment: 88th Operations Support SquadronWhat do you do at Wright-Patt? As an air traffic control watch supervisor at the Wright-Patterson tower, I monitor and direct all aircraft and vehicle movement on the airfield, as well as the airspace
  • Classes on tap for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 88th Communications Squadron’s Cybersecurity Office is working hard to make this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month a success for the people of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.The event will run throughout October and cover many different areas of cybersecurity. The 2021 theme is: “Do Your Part.