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  • Wright-Patt man completes hike of Appalachian Trail

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The expedition was 15 trips and 13 years in the making, but Rob Ligas ultimately conquered the Appalachian Trail.This past summer, the Air Force retiree and longtime 88th Civil Engineer Squadron member made a final push through the arduous “100-mile

  • The power of attitude

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – My career with the Air Force started back in 1984. I had the great pleasure of spending my 21st birthday on a bus with a bunch of other people heading to Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. It’s a birthday, I promise you, I will never forget.Since that time, I’ve

  • Heat changeover to start in Wright-Patt buildings

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – As fall and winter seasons approach and temperatures decrease, 88th Civil Engineer Squadron personnel will embark on a two-fold mission starting Oct. 15. Technicians will be shutting down summer air conditioning. It’s essential to winterize those units by

  • Rapid response minimizes winter storm damage at Wright-Patt

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Like most of Ohio, last month’s winter storm wreaked havoc on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base infrastructure. The frigid cold and high wind gusts over multiple days caused nearly $4 million in damage across both areas of the installation.If it wasn’t for the

  • Utility pipes to be replaced in Woods housing

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- As early as March, construction crews will begin work to replace underground natural gas and water-distribution piping in the Woods housing area, the 88th Civil Engineer Squadron announced.Impacted areas include Shields Avenue, McDowell Place, Buel Court,

  • Snow-removal crew plows path forward to mission

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- When flurries start falling and thousands of employees are due to line up at the gates, the 88th Civil Engineer Squadron’s job requires strategy, speed and a lot of shovels.Even before Wright-Patterson Air Force Base meteorologists predict winter weather, the