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  • Spotlight: Airman 1st Class Oscar Flores

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --Name and rank: Airman 1st Class Oscar FloresDuty title: Server administratorUnit of assignment: 88th Communications SquadronWhat do you do at Wright-Patt? I am responsible for maintaining servers for different organizations on base, as well as assisting in

  • Keep grilling safety in mind this holiday weekend

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- There’s nothing like outdoor grilling. It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food.lose to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries.Follow these simple tips and you’ll be on the way to safe grilling this Memorial

  • Police Week kicks off with Defenders Challenge

          WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base kicked off its annual tribute to National Police Week with a Defenders Challenge at the Warfighter Training Center.The May 16

  • Tips for an enjoyable, safe season on the water

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Ohio has many terrific bodies of water to enjoy. From the Ohio River to Lake Erie, their beauty and relaxing environment attract thousands of boaters annually.To make the most of your time spent afloat, target your focus on the following areas:

  • 88th Air Base Wing announces special holiday hours

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The following facilities at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will have adjusted hours in observance of the Memorial Day holiday May 30 and Air Force Materiel Command Family Day on May 27 (if not listed, consider them closed): Memorial Day Hours

  • Night of Fear

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — When the sirens sounded, Phil Cowen grabbed his wife and 2-year-old son and headed to the bathroom.“We started watching the news on our phone, and I remember the newscaster say ‘there’s a tornado headed towards the Air Force museum. If you're in this area, you

  • Suicide prevention a shared duty

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Suicide prevention is the responsibility of all Airmen and Guardians. Not only is suicide a major public and mental health issue, but military community members are considered a high-risk group.The collective financial, work lost, quality of life, value of

  • Spotlight: Master Sgt. Jason Vavro

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --Name and rank: Master Sgt. Jason VavroUnits of assignment: 88th Medical Support SquadronWhat’s your job like every day? My day-to-day operations involve advising not only my commander, but my chief, squadron (senior) NCOs and supervisors. In my experience,

  • WPOSC awards 11 scholarships to military dependents

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Wright-Patterson Officers’ Spouses’ Club awarded nearly a dozen scholarships to military family members totaling $20,000 during a ceremony May 12 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.Each year, WPOSC awards scholarships to dependent children and spouses of

  • Lawn mowers can cause variety of harm

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The lawn mower is one of the most dangerous tools around the home.Lawn mower accidents cause 85,000 injuries a year in the U.S., including 70 fatalities, according to recent statistics. More than twice as many people are killed by lawn mowers than lightning.