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  • Leadership, emotional engagement form missing link

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Air Force leadership resilience skills and behavior efforts are having a positive effect on stemming the tide of suicides and strengthening resiliency among Airmen and the “Total Force.” However, some commands are still experiencing high numbers of suicide ideation and deaths.Available data also suggests
  • Great leadership requires the right mindset

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – What makes a great leader easy to spot? If they were superheroes, they’d all wear capes, right?Batman, Superman, Mighty Mouse — all capes, all awesome. But great leaders? Well, it’s a bit more challenging to spot them from a distance.Many of the greats rode horses. Alexander the Great had his famous steed
  • Peak season arrives for deer-related crashes

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Between September and January each year, Ohio drivers face a significant upsurge in the risk of deer-related traffic crashes.Wildlife experts say the combination of fewer daylight hours with increased deer movement due to mating and hunting seasons elevates the chances of collisions between deer and
  • Ceremony honors 17 new doctoral graduates

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Institute of Technology’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management held a ceremony Sept. 16 to celebrate 17 students earning doctoral degrees.The newly minted Ph.D.s join a group of more than 960 other AFIT doctorate alumni.“Today represents the culmination of a long effort involving
  • Teach youth importance of being prepared

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – When creating a disaster-preparedness plan, it is critical that you don’t forget about the youngest members of your family.Living through a disaster can be scary, especially for children who may not understand what’s going on. By talking and explaining things to them prior to an event, you can help your
  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.
  • Ghostrider debuts as the next Air Force Marathon featured aircraft

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Blasting its way in to be featured as the 26th Annual Air Force Marathon aircraft and to celebrate the Air Force 75th anniversary, is the AC-130J Ghostrider.As the 2022 featured aircraft, the AC-130J Ghostrider is a highly modified C-130 which contains advanced features. Its primary missions are close air
  • Virtual Air Force Marathon Packets ready for pick-up

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Virtual participants of the 25th Air Force Marathon can pick up 2021 race packet and premiums Friday, Sept. 17, noon-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 18, 8 a.m.-noon at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.Participant packets will be located outside in the Air Park by the C-17. Free onsite parking
  • 88th FSS hosts final event of ‘Build-Up’ series

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 88th Force Support Squadron hosted a sprint triathlon Sept. 11 as the final event of a “Build-Up” summer series on base.The series finale was dedicated to all who lost their lives 20 years ago in the 9/11 terror attacks. Participants completed a 750-yard swim, 20K bike ride and a 5K run.Justin Becker
  • Base responds to potential active shooter incident

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was placed under lockdown around 9:30 p.m. Sept. 9 after reports of an active shooter at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center.The lockdown was lifted at approximately 1:30 a.m. Friday morning after lasting four hours.“Two individuals approached the security desk
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