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  • Wright-Patt Airmen, civilians break world record

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – On a frigid evening earlier this year, while most Wright-Patterson Air Force Base personnel had gone home for a warm weekend with their families, eight Airmen and civilian volunteers gathered in a semicircle around 1st Lt. Justin O’Brien in a gymnasium at the

  • Civil Engineer School celebrates a 75-year milestone

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- In March 1948, the newly established Air Force Institute of Technology’s Air Installations Special Staff School, known today as the Civil Engineer School, held its first class of 31 students ranging in rank from first lieutenant to lieutenant

  • More than a road: The story behind Wright-Patt’s Lahm Circle

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Lahm Circle on Area A, the road in front of the Wright-Patt Club and Dodge Fitness Center, honors aviation pioneer Brig. Gen. Frank P. Lahm.Lahm was born on Nov. 17, 1877, in Mansfield, a city located between Columbus and Cleveland. In October, nearly 145

  • Volunteers keep historic bomber flying

    Chuck Mangold is a flight safety officer in one of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s system program offices. He is also a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel with 20 years of experience flying C-130s.He has a hobby many would envy. Several weekends a year, he gets to step back in time

  • More than a road: The story behind Wright-Patt’s Hobson Way

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Hobson Way on Area B, which runs from the Air Force Institute of Technology to the 711th Human Performance Wing campus, honors former Rep. David Hobson.And unlike the other streets on Wright-Patt, Hobson is the only person still alive with a road named in his

  • More than a road: The story behind Wright-Patt’s Kuglics Boulevard

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Kuglics Boulevard on Area A, which runs from the 88th Security Forces Squadron building to Air Force Materiel Command headquarters, honors Special Agent Matthew Kuglics.Kuglics graduated from Green High School, south of Akron, in 2000 and enlisted in the Air

  • More than a road: The story behind Wright-Patt's Estabrook Road

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Estabrook Road, located on Area A and running from Wright-Patterson Medical Center to Turtle Pond, honors Brig. Gen. Merrick Estabrook Jr.Estabrook was born July 12, 1886, in Boston. He graduated from Harvard University in 1909 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

  • World War II paratroop reenactors land at museum

    The C-47 Skytrains Tico Belle (top) and Placid Lassie approach their drop zone near the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on April 27, 2022, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The two planes were among those used to drop troops on Normandy for D-Day during World War II. (U.S. Air Force

  • Wright-Patt to celebrate first human flight Dec. 17

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will honor the local foundation of innovation and grit its mission is built upon Dec. 17 at 10 a.m., commemorating the Wright brothers’ accomplishments 118 years ago with the annual First Flight ceremony.“It is important to