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  • AFIT professor named AETC Weather Field Grade Officer of the Year

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Maj. Peter Saunders was selected as Air Education and Training Command’s Weather Field Grade Officer of the Year for 2022.Saunders is an assistant professor of atmospheric science within the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Graduate School of Engineering

  • Wright-Patterson AFB to close Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. for inclement weather

    WRIGHT- PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will close at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, in anticipation of the forecasted winter storm expected to move throughout the region during the next few days.Base-essential employees must use Gates 12A and 22B.Only emergency medical

  • Hazardous weather could affect base reporting, operations

     WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Winter weather may impact reporting procedures and operating hours for base personnel.  “The procedures are based on my principle of fostering a safe, secure and operational environment for conducting the mission, which is vital to defending our nation,” said

  • Snow team ensures missions don’t freeze when the installation does

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio—Months before most Airmen are imagining Wright-Patterson Air Force Base glazed over out their cubicle windows, a select base team is poised and ready to welcome the worst of winter weather. The 88th Civil Engineer Group’s Pavements, Equipment and Grounds Section

  • Weather flight anticipates ‘roller coaster’ winter

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Ohio weather teaches most everyone to expect the unexpected, and the 88th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight’s prediction ahead of the cold season suggests an equally interesting start to 2023.Jim Lane, senior operational meteorologist at the flight,

  • Wright-Patt Snow Removal Team Ready to Tackle Winter Weather

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – In anticipation of inclement weather this winter, the Wright-Patt snow removal team will showcase their wide range of snow removal equipment and capabilities during the bi-annual Wright-Patt Snow Parade tomorrow at 2:30 p.m.Media will have the opportunity to

  • 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

  • Watch for warning signs during tornado season

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH -- It’s that time of year again. As warmer weather slowly approaches, it’s important to brush up on your severe weather and tornado knowledge.Tornadoes are classified using the Enhanced Fujita scale from EF0 to EF5. An EF0 can produce light damage with winds of

  • Be prepared if a power outage occurs

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- With winter in full swing, it’s important to understand and be prepared for power outages.Power outages can occur for many reasons, including thunder, lightning, snow and ice storms; or strong winds. Outages due to severe weather could be as short as a light

  • Black ice’: An unseen killer

         WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- While no ice is black, the universal nomenclature for clear ice on roadways is ‘black ice.”It’s among the deadliest hazards drivers have to contend with during winter months. Motorists must be aware of it and know what to do if they encounter black ice