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  • Shoveling snow not without hazards, health risks

     WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --- As winter’s peak approaches, we can expect snowfall to tick up around Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Miami Valley region. It can come in waves and often in large amounts.Here are a few tips for those who don’t have much snow-shoveling experience

  • Enjoy winter outdoor activities safely

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Winter weather is upon us, but that’s no reason not to get out and enjoy what the outdoors have to offer.Winter sports and activities are special because they’re available for only a short time. Here are some tips to help maximize your time outdoors safely

  • Holiday cooking: Stay safe in the kitchen

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The holiday season is a time for bringing people together – with the family dinner being a big highlight of Christmas Day.The 88th Air Base Wing’s safety team wants to provide some tips that’ll keep you and your family safe while cooking for loved ones.While

  • Don’t get burned by your Christmas tree

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh -- The holidays are a time when families gather and celebrate traditions. For many, one of those traditions is the Christmas tree.While this is by far among the most popular, it can also be one of the deadliest.According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Christmas

  • Drivers, pedestrians must use caution at railroad crossings

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Ohio is among the nation’s busiest states in railroad operations. It’s home to nearly 40 railroads that operate thousands of trains every day over 4,500 miles of track and 6,100 public-grade crossings.In 2021, there were 2,145 collisions between trains and

  • 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

  • Collaboration, technology keep installation secure during major events

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It’s often said that it takes a village to raise a child. The same can be said when it comes to keeping Wright-Patt safe and secure during large-scale events, like the Air Force Marathon.  The 2022 race returned as a live event after a three-year hiatus and

  • 10 tips for Thanksgiving safety

    This holiday season, many of us will travel to various locations to celebrate all we are thankful for with friends, relatives and loved ones.Since the time of year’s whole premise is to be thankful — rather than regretful — consider the following travel-safety suggestions to make your holiday

  • 88th Air Base Wing evaluates basic readiness skills

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — In the early morning darkness Nov. 3, more than 70 Airmen gathered under the lights in the Warfighter Training Center pavilion, anxiously waiting for a long day of training to begin.“The world is a very unstable place,” Wendy Larson, 88th Air Base Wing

  • Make this Halloween safe for all

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – On Monday, many of us will enjoy visits from young children in costumes ranging from Cinderella and fairytale witches to Spiderman and Maverick flight suits.Halloween should be a special, positive experience and we must all do our part to ensure the safety of