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  • Commander provides update on COVID-19 vaccination mandate

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base remains in Health Protection Condition Charlie and under a public health emergency, but leaders say the outlook has begun to improve with continued safeguards and preventive measures.Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, addressed the base Oct. 20
  • Sixth patch in History & Heritage Race Series unveiled

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The C-119 Flying Boxcar will be the sixth and final historical aircraft featured in the inaugural History & Heritage Race Series, powered by the Air Force Marathon, beginning Nov. 1.Each of this year’s six virtual races highlighted its own historical aircraft vital to the Air Force’s past.“The C-119 Flying
  • ‘Unite’ to remain resilient

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Due to the pandemic, change in employee schedules because of teleworking and other outside factors, people’s resiliency has been put to the test in the past two years.Although faced with different challenges many have never seen before, leaders say those specific struggles are what will help each individual
  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.
  • Category Management Council meets at WPAFB

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force’s Category Management Council met Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to discuss progress and analysis of the program.The council meets every quarter but has not had an in-person session in 18 months due to COVID-19 restrictions. Although the pandemic disrupted quite a few things, the
  • Women’s Army Corps veteran celebrates her 100th birthday

    FAIRFAX, Ohio - For many people, living through something like the COVID-19 global pandemic, 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center or moon landing might be considered a once-in-a-lifetime event.For Lorraine (Mulvaney) Vogelsang, a World War II-era veteran, that is not the case as she prepares to celebrate her 100th birthday Aug. 29.“It does
  • Air Force Marathon goes virtual

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE - Due to increased COVID-19 transmission rates both locally and statewide, the Air Force Marathon has transitioned into a virtual-only event.“Teammates, I didn’t make this decision lightly — we wrestled with this quite a bit, but know that we are trying to keep your health at the forefront, as well as making sure we
  • Devoted volunteer receives Fisher House award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Carol McClure recently earned the 2021 Air Force Fisher House Volunteer of the Year Award at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.Fisher Houses are comfort homes where military and veteran families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital.McClure, a former nurse, has been volunteering with
  • Commander recognizes Airmen in quarterly call

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Col. Patrick Miller and 88th Air Base Wing leadership held the first hybrid commander’s call July 22 at the Wright-Patterson Club to provide base updates and recognize Airmen across Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.It marked the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic that a commander’s call has been hosted
  • 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.
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