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  • In-flight emergency turns into safe, routine mission

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Although prepared through rigorous training for the worst, the last call an air traffic controller wants to get is an aircraft in distress.On July 17, a C-5 Galaxy aircrew en route to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base declared an in-flight emergency due to the nose-landing gear being temporarily disabled.“I got
  • Brothers in arms: Memorial bench dedicated at Air Force museum

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – On July 20, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force hosted a dedication ceremony for a family that provided over a century of military service.Seven Litten brothers, who served a total of 137 years in the Air Force, were honored with a memorial bench so their legacy can be remembered for generations to
  • 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
  • WPAFB Airman picks up prestigious honor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Staff Sgt. Valerie Graw of the 88th Communications Squadron has added another prestigious honor to her career.After earning the 88th Air Base Wing’s 2020 Airman of the Year Award, she was just selected as one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2021.“We are beyond proud that Staff Sgt.
  • WPAFB pair named Air Force’s top athletes

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force’s 2020 Male and Female Athletes of the Year both hail from Wright-Patterson AFB.Capt. Amber Hansen, commander of Global Activities Squadron Detachment 4 at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, and Airman 1st Class Michael Mannozzi, who works in Religious Affairs at the 88th Air Base
  • Officers’ Spouses’ Club awards $15,000 in scholarships

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The Wright-Patterson Officers’ Spouses’ Club awarded nearly a dozen scholarships to military dependents totaling $15,000 during a ceremony May 13 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.Lorraine Bonavita, WPOSC scholarship committee chair, said 11 recipients were selected from the 41 applicants who competed for
  • Blue Streak Time Trial season underway

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A total of 112 bicyclists circled the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Area A flightline perimeter roads April 13 in the first Blue Streak Time Trial of the 2021 season. Many military and civilian personnel competed. Derek Van Hoose of Team Ohio Velo captured first place, finishing the 10-mile course in 20
  • Base intramurals set for comeback

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base fitness and sports team is planning to bring back intramurals, first by introducing the newly added 3-on-3 sand volleyball league, which will be played May 4 to June 17.After more than a year without any intramural sports on the installation due to COVID-19 restrictions,
  • WPAFB Gate 15A to temporarily close due to construction

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Gate 15A on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Area A, the access-entry point off State Route 844, will be closed to all traffic from 6 p.m. April 16 until June 17 for a construction project.Base officials said it will improve security and traffic movement while providing better weather protection for 88th
  • Gate 15A to temporarily close at WPAFB

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Beginning April 19, Gate 15A on Area A, the access-entry point off State Route 844, will close to all traffic for a construction project.Gate 15A will be closed to all inbound and outbound traffic starting April 16 at 6 p.m. Work on the project is scheduled for completion by June 17.The 88th Air Base Wing
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