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  • WPAFB announces plan for mandatory vaccinations

    All active-duty Airmen and Guardians will need to be fully vaccinated no later than Nov. 2.Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall directed the COVID-19 vaccine implementation guidelines in a Sept. 3 memorandum.The Air Force’s plan requires Airmen and Guardians to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the following dates, unless seeking an
  • Serbian, Wright-Patt doctors talk pandemic best practices

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Five doctors from the Serbian armed forces met with 88th Medical Group personnel at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Aug. 19 during their state visit with the Ohio Air National Guard.The trip reinforced the Serbian military’s 15-year friendship with the Ohio National Guard through the State Partnership
  • Wright-Patt moves back to HPCON Charlie

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has transitioned to Health Protection Condition Charlie in response to an increased number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, both on and off base, the 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander announced Sept. 1 during a Facebook Live town hall.Col. Patrick Miller
  • Wright-Patt shifts to HPCON Bravo+ operations

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, addressed the implications of moving to Health Protection Condition Bravo+ at the latest COVID-19 situation update Aug. 18 on a Facebook Live town hall.Miller was joined by Col. (Dr.) Michael Crowder, 88th Medical Group’s public health
  • Wright-Patt moves back to HPCON Bravo

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has transitioned to Health Protection Condition Bravo in response to an uptick of COVID-19 cases both on and off base, the 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander announced Aug. 4 during a Facebook Live town hall.Col. Patrick Miller said the installation is experiencing a
  • Updated DOD Mask Policy as of July 28, 2021

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Masks now mandatory for indoor settings. New Defense Department guidance directs all personnel—service members, federal employees, onsite contractor employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask while indoors on installations or other DOD leased and controlled facilities.Masks are
  • The fight against COVID-19 endures

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The number of COVID-19 cases in Ohio and across Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has dropped since the beginning of the year, but the fight against this pandemic continues as the delta variant becomes more dominant around the world.Although the battle has taken a turn for the better, 88th Air Base Wing medical
  • New scheduling tool available for COVID-19 vaccine

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Beginning April 9, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base personnel and beneficiaries will be able to schedule their own COVID-19 vaccine appointments.In coordination with the Defense Health Agency, the 88th Medical Group will pilot the DHA Appointing Portal, which allows patients to schedule appointments through a
  • 88 MDG team makes progress in Detroit

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The 120 Airmen from the 88th Medical Group who departed for a COVID-19 mission in Detroit have been diligent by putting shots in arms.The team has been providing 5,000 vaccines a day, and another thousand have been delivered by mobile vaccination teams, which local health departments and the Federal Emergency
  • Deployment could impact Medical Center operations

    The departure of 120 Airmen from the 88th Medical Group for a COVID-19 mission in Detroit could temporarily lead to diminished operations at Wright-Patterson Medical Center, base officials said.“Although we will remain open for business and all services will be open, some areas may have to change the number of available appointments that can be
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