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  • 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

  • Yes, there’s a Munitions Flight at Wright-Patt

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Lt. Col. Donald Roley got a surprise when he found out he was going to take command of the 88th Operations Support Squadron.The surprise was not that he was getting a command. The surprise was it included a Munitions Flight.“I’ve grown up in OSS my whole

  • 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

  • Great leaders uphold standards, integrity

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - What does it take to be a great leader? It is easier than you think: Hold the standard, lead with integrity and be open to feedback.As I sat in the movie theater at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, waiting for the 27th Special Operations Group commander to

  • In-flight emergency turns into safe, routine mission

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Although prepared through rigorous training for the worst, the last call an air traffic controller wants to get is an aircraft in distress.On July 17, a C-5 Galaxy aircrew en route to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base declared an in-flight emergency due to the

  • Roley assumes command of 88th Operations Support Squadron

    Master Sgt. Thomas Scott, 88th Operations Support Squadron superintendent, renders the ceremonial first salute to his new commander, Lt. Col. Donald Roley, during the squadron’s change of command ceremony June 21, 2021, at Wright-Patterson Air Force base, Ohio. The 88th OSS oversees the operation of

  • Airfield Operations Flight keeps things safely moving in air, on ground

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  It’s nearly impossible for anyone who lives or works around Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to not notice the frequent low roar of C-17 Globemaster IIIs coming and going on a nearly daily basis. Wright-Patterson has nine C-17s assigned from the 445th Airlift