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  • Small team, big responsibility

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- When one thinks of radioactive material, images of Homer Simpson or the “Back to the Future” flux capacitor may come to mind.At Wright-Patt, a team of four serve as subject matter experts on radioactive waste. Their job is less glamourous but much more

  • ‘Arrive alive’: Safety Office offers holiday travel tips

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE, Ohio -- More than 52 million Americans will travel to visit friends and family this holiday season, according to a survey conducted by thevacationer.com.But before you hit the road, the 88th Air Base Wing Safety Office has some tips to make sure you arrive at your

  • ‘Recycle Al’ turns passion into purpose

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  National Recycling Day is officially observed each year on Nov. 15, but every day is recycling day for Alan Howell.In the late 1980s, Howell worked on the C-17 program for Air Force Logistics Command. To promote Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s recycling

  • ASPIRE program primes future FSS ambassadors

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Five 88th Force Support Squadron civilian employees have wrapped up the 12-week ASPIRE program, which exposed them to the FSS portfolio, preparing each participant for future leadership roles.Part of an Air Force Materiel Command initiative, the ASPIRE

  • Great flying pumpkins!

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  After being forced to take a year off due to pandemic restrictions, pumpkins once again arched through the air as the annual Pumpkin Chuck returned near the old runways behind the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.The

  • Toastmasters build leadership through public speaking

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Public speaking is one of the hardest tasks for many people but there’s a secret helper at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base that offers guidance and support in overcoming this sometimes intimidating obstacle in Professional development.Toastmasters is often a

  • 2021 AF Marathon to be virtual event

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Due to increased COVID-19 transmission rates both locally and statewide, the in-person Air Force Marathon has transitioned into a virtual event.The decision was made to protect the health and safety of over 20,000 participants, volunteers and guests. The race,

  • Summer Prairie Walk held on Huffman Field

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The 88th Civil Engineer Group’s Environmental Branch conducted its annual Summer Prairie Walk recently to create awareness about the resources and history found on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.The event took about 30 participants through Huffman Prairie and

  • Child Development Centers help keep mission going

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Caring for Team Wright-Patt goes farther than just caring for the military member. It also means taking care of that individual’s family.The four Child Development Centers spread across Area A, Area B and the Prairies housing area keep the team going at

  • Wright-Patt, ODNR team up on reforestation efforts

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The 88th Civil Engineer Group has partnered with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry to develop and enhance operations across Wright-Patterson AFB.Environmental Branch managers have collaborated with ODNR over the last few years to