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  • 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

  • The Air Force’s dirty word: Don’t be afraid to say it

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- There’s a word we don’t often use in the Air Force. It’s one many people think about but rarely say out loud, and it’s probably not the word you are expecting: management.There, I said it, and hopefully, no one was overly offended.Every time I’ve gone to

  • Safety is everyone’s job

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- In 2012 the 88th Mission Support Group front office and 88th Logistics Readiness Squadron were officially awarded OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs Star status. Two weeks after this is published, we will be receiving our third on-site visit from OSHA to

  • Top 10 rules of hunting-firearm safety

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- This fall, many of us will take to the field in pursuit of various game species in and beyond the local area.Regardless of location, it’s critical that the utmost caution is exercised at all times when handling a firearm. Hunting injuries and wounds are often

  • Keep safety in mind over Labor Day weekend

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- This weekend, the Air Force family’s military and civilian members will spend some well-deserved time away from their duty sections.As we enjoy Labor Day festivities, let’s remember to look out for one another and keep the major safety themes we have