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  • Memphis Belle opens at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    Seventy five years ago on May 17, 1943, the crew of the B-17F Memphis Belle completed their 25th combat mission in Nazi-occupied Europe. They overcame insurmountable odds by becoming the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions and return to the U.S. Exactly 75 years after their last mission, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force has the renovated Memphis Belle on display to the public May 17, 2018.
  • Research agreement will enhance collaboration, mutual benefits

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Leaders of the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Coast Guard Research and Development Center signed a memorandum of understanding here April 12 that allows the two organizations to collaborate in areas of mutual benefit to the two organizations.While the memorandum of understanding specifically authorizes
  • Hallowed ground inspires heartfelt tribute

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Following a performance at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington D.C., in November 2011, members of the classic rock group KANSAS were invited on a private tour of Arlington National Cemetery. During the tour the band members learned about the cemetery’s section 60. They were so moved by what they heard
  • 2018 Autism at Work Initiative: Wright-Patt’s Pilot Program

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - April is Autism Awareness month, which makes it the perfect time to introduce a new effort at Wright-Patt.Air Force Materiel Command is partnering with Wright State University to launch a pilot program called the Autism at Work Initiative. Its goal is to enhance the hiring opportunities for recent college
  • Dodgeball: an exercise in resiliency

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 88th Air Base Wing Chapel community hosted a resiliency event under the guise of a dodgeball tournament March 16 at the Jarvis gym on Area A.Twelve teams of six to eight players from across Wright-Patt signed up to dodge-duck-dip-dive-and-dodge their way through the double elimination tournament, all
  • Wright-Patterson celebrates Women’s History Month

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Since 1987, the month of March has offered a unique opportunity to highlight the accomplishments of women throughout the United States. Members of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base gathered March 22 to celebrate the contributions, accomplishments, and perseverance of women in our community.The luncheon, hosted
  • AFRL Commander’s Challenge: competition drives spirit of innovation

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama - Teams from Air Force Materiel Command bases around the country came together to answer the Air Force Research Laboratory Commander’s Challenge--precision, austere resupply. Move 50 pounds of supplies 30 miles and deliver them to a 20 X 20 foot drop zone.“So, the idea is you’re 30 miles away … you’re in a combat zone,
  • Under Secretary lauds AFIT students for their cutting-edge work

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew P. Donovan visited Wright-Patt March 13 to give the keynote address for the 2018 Air Force Operations Research Symposium at the Air Force Institute of Technology.During his address Donovan lauded the students for their cutting-edge work, which is at the heart of the
  • Wright-Patt celebrates Black History Month by honoring African Americans in time of war

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – In observance of Black History Month, the Wright-Patterson 88th Air Base Wing African-American/Black History Month Special Observance Committee and the Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate hosted various activities throughout the month. The African-American/Black History Month Special
  • Log rolling makes a splash at Wright-Patt

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Members of the Catholic Chapel Youth Group had the chance to give the century old art of birling, or log rolling, a try at the Dodge Gym pool Jan. 14.During the logging boom of the late 1800’s, America’s immense river systems were often times the only way to get timber from its remote growing areas to the