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  • Military working dog retires after over eight years of service

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A retirement ceremony for Morgen, a military working dog with more than eight years of service, was held Feb. 24 at the 88th Security Forces facility on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The retirement was followed by his adoption by former handler Staff

  • From firing range to chapel, enlisted leader upholds service across careers

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Master Sergeant Nikki Webb, the religious affairs superintendent for the 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, has lived many lives in her 18-year Air Force career. Over six duty stations, three deployments, and one career reassignment,

  • No, you’re not seeing double

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – They have the same rank and last name on their uniforms. They both work in security forces, and they work the same shift.But you are not seeing double when you come through the gates. You’re seeing Airmen 1st Class Hailey and Hannah Browning, a set of

  • Staying prepared: Base tests active-shooter response during exercise

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It’s a message nobody wants to receive: “Lock down immediately, there’s an active shooter on base.” Seconds later, base employees rush to turn off lights, lock doors and hide under desks.Fortunately, this active shooter was not real. The Aug. 10 base-wide

  • Active-shooter exercise tests emergency response

            WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base conducted an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 to test the skills of first responders while assessing safety

  • New targets give Defenders instant marks

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The 88th Security Forces Squadron recently purchased new targets, with squadron innovation funds, that give the shooter instant visual feedback.“These interactive targets are nice because you either hit the target and it falls down or you missed it,” said

  • Shooting competition part of Police Week

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hosted an Excellence in Competition shooting event at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance indoor firing range May 17-18 in conjunction with annual National Police Week activities.Defenders from the 88th Security Forces

  • Police Week kicks off with Defenders Challenge

          WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base kicked off its annual tribute to National Police Week with a Defenders Challenge at the Warfighter Training Center.The May 16

  • Lifelike scenario puts first responders to the test

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio—Airmen across the installation stepped away from their everyday duties Feb. 23 to rehearse response against internal threats during the year’s first base-wide active-shooter exercise.“Overall, I feel the exercise did what exercises are intended to do, allowing

  • Active-shooter exercise to assess safety, security measures

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will test and evaluate its response under pressure in a base-wide active-shooter scenario Feb. 23, the first of two such exercises planned on the installation this year.“Readiness translates to higher mission effectiveness and