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  • Base commander prioritizes AF Connect app

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The 88th Air Base Wing page inside the Air Force Connect app is being relaunched as a one-stop shop for locating base information.Air Force Connect is a mobile app that provides access to information from base leaders, social media links, directories and more.“Communication can be hard and every way we can
  • Wright-Patt Airmen deploy for COVID-19 effort

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE - Airmen from the 88th Air Base Wing deployed to Detroit the morning of March 19 for a COVID-19 vaccination-support operation.A team of approximately 120 Airmen arrived at Ford Field to support the community vaccination center. The Wright-Patterson AFB group is part of a Type 1 team within the Department of Defense’s
  • Readiness, qualifications drive combat-arms trainers

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO -- Readiness is a key component in the 88th Air Base Wing mission, and 88th Security Forces Squadron combat-arms trainers are there to make certain Wright-Patterson AFB personnel are weapons-qualified.Before deployment, many will need to visit Tech. Sgt. Richard Thomas and his team.“Everybody that needs to
  • Security Forces bring out big guns at Army base

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. – For heavier weapons such as the M240B, M249, M2 machine gun and M203 grenade launcher, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base combat-arms instructors travel one state over to qualify personnel at an outdoor range.“The 7.62 mm bullets for the M240Bs are too large for our indoor range,” says Tech. Sgt. Richard Thomas, the 88th
  • Mighty 88th’s vision statement puts Airmen first

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The 88th Air Base Wing’s personnel are a “powerful weapon system” in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s arsenal, a top civilian leader said.The 88 ABW is resolute in carrying out its vital mission to the base. This is defined by the wing’s new vision statement – “The premier air base wing ... one team –
  • A child’s resilient battle for life

    As 88th Air Base Wing command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Jason Shaffer doesn’t just talk about resilience. He and his family have battled through it.Their story starts in 2014 when his wife, Tawny, gave birth to daughter Teagan in Clovis, New Mexico, while Jason was deployed to Afghanistan. As Teagan is welcomed to the world and Jason watches through
  • First sergeant overcomes severe wound with resilience

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — In December 2004, Senior Master Sgt. Benjamin Seekell joined the Air Force in Security Forces as a military working dog handler.In 2011, during his deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Seekell was conducting a routine foot patrol mission outside Bagram Airfield when he and his
  • First Sergeant of Year known for 'tenacity, openness, kindness'

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — It’s not that often the following is written: “_______________ is, without a doubt, the finest _______________ I’ve had the opportunity to work with,” but that’s exactly what has been said about Senior Master Sgt. Benjamin Seekell, the 88th Air Base Wing’s 2020 First Sergeant of the Year.Col. Jason Musser,
  • 88th Air Base Wing personnel earn Air Force, AFMC honors

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio- Members of the 88th Air Base Wing captured several Air Force Material Command awards for 2020, while a unit finished second for a prestigious Air Force honor.“I continue to be amazed by the extraordinary men and women I have the privilege to serve,” said Col. Patrick Miller, 88 ABW commander.AFMC winners from