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  • Don’t let driver fatigue play role in your travel

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- This is the time of year many of us will spend extra hours behind the wheel as we drive to and from vacation destinations, recreational outings or social activities. Very often, that driving time slowly erodes our ability to operate a vehicle safely as the miles go by.Drowsy or fatigued driving causes at
  • 88 ABW Spotlight

    Name and rank: Tara Svidish, GS-11Duty title: Financial specialistUnit of assignment: 88th Comptroller SquadronWhat do you do at Wright-Patt? I am a financial specialist assigned to the 88th Comptroller Squadron, the largest comptroller squadron in the Air Force. I lead a team of accountants that certified more than 15,000 funding documents
  • Electrical-line project to close Area A roads

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A portion of Hebble Creek Road will be closed Sept. 13-24 on the west side of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center so workers can install underground electrical lines supporting the NASIC Intelligence Production Complex III project.Installation was initially scheduled to start last month but got
  • Plans underway for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    As we’re getting closer and closer to October, that means we are also approaching Cybersecurity Awareness Month.This event will span the entire month and covers many different areas of cybersecurity such as home-network defense, online banking, social media security and more. The 2021 theme is: “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”The 88th Communications
  • National Preparedness Month

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – As part of National Preparedness Month, the second week’s topic is building a disaster-supply kit.Once an emergency plan is established to address specific needs following a disaster, your family should assemble an emergency supply kit — enough supplies for at least three days. Lists can be exhaustive and
  • National Suicide Prevention Month

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – In 1979, while stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, I heard about Capt. Ron Keys and a “Dear Boss” letter he had written.The letter to his supervisor went like this: “I’m tired of the extremely poor leadership and motivational ability of our senior staffers and commanders. All those master’s
  • Great leaders uphold standards, integrity

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - What does it take to be a great leader? It is easier than you think: Hold the standard, lead with integrity and be open to feedback.As I sat in the movie theater at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, waiting for the 27th Special Operations Group commander to speak during his first commander’s call, I wondered
  • Block party rocks WPAFB’s historic Brick Quarters

    Lily, 5, and Skyler, 7, the children of 1st Lt. Brandon and Amber McVey, play amongst the bubbles at a block party Aug. 12, 2021, put on by the 88th Force Support Squadron in the historic Brick Quarters housing area at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The party was the middle in a summer series of three sponsored by 88 FSS for Wright-Patt
  • Make this school year a safe experience for all

    Across the Miami Valley, area schools are beginning the new academic year. It is imperative that vehicle operators pay undivided attention to their surroundings.Students walking to and from school or the bus stop may not have pedestrian safety foremost in their minds. Remember, children may not be wearing clothing that lends itself to a high degree
  • Ground crews keep grass in check around base

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - During summer months, containing the grass and plant life on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base becomes an around-the-clock task. It’s a task the 88th Civil Engineer Squadron has the ability to combat.“The crews handle each of their responsibilities with extreme detail,” said Scott Vincent, 88th Civil Engineer
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