Wright-Patt joins in military appreciation events at WSU
By Mark C. Lyle, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
/ Published February 04, 2019
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –
Wright State University honored military members during a basketball game, held at the Erwin J. Nutter Center Jan. 26.
Chief Master Sgt. Kennon Arnold, Air Force Research Laboratory command chief, delivered the official game ball to the officials at half court prior to the 7 p.m. start.
The Air Force Band of Flight’s vocalist Staff Sgt. Joanne Griffin, sang the National Anthem and was accompanied on the floor by the Wright-Patt Honor Guard and 22 enlisted Airmen from the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine who held a large U.S. flag.
A special recognition was announced for Master Sgt. Jimmy Montalvo who was deployed for six months to the Middle East in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Montalvo is assigned to the 445th Airlift Wing as a medical service technician.
At halftime Maj. Gen. William Cooley, Air Force Research Laboratory commander, administered the oath of enlistment and welcomed 25 future Airmen into the Air Force. The oath of enlistment is something that every service member adheres to for their entire military career.
The Wright State mens basketball team won against Green Bay Phoenix, 87-75.
The Big Hoopla NCAA First Four Local Organizing Committee donated 1,000 tickets for Airmen to attend the game. The game was played in front of a season high of 6,112 fans in attendance.
Wright State offers military members a discount to all men’s home basketball games held at the university’s arena. The cost for premium seating is $25 ($5 savings) and non-premium sideline seating is $12 ($3 savings). Military identification must be shown to receive the discount.