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  • 88th FSS hosts final event of ‘Build-Up’ series

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 88th Force Support Squadron hosted a sprint triathlon Sept. 11 as the final event of a “Build-Up” summer series on base.The series finale was dedicated to all who lost their lives 20 years ago in the 9/11 terror attacks. Participants completed a 750-yard swim, 20K bike ride and a 5K run.Justin Becker
  • Base responds to potential active shooter incident

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was placed under lockdown around 9:30 p.m. Sept. 9 after reports of an active shooter at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center.The lockdown was lifted at approximately 1:30 a.m. Friday morning after lasting four hours.“Two individuals approached the security desk
  • Wright-Patt Rod & Gun Club open to all

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A clay pigeon flies into the air and then it flies into little pieces. Gary Stockslager lowers his shotgun with a look of satisfaction.Stockslager was shooting in the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Rod and Gun Club’s Retiree Trap League. However, anybody can try their hand at trap or skeet on the range.
  • WPAFB announces plan for mandatory vaccinations

    All active-duty Airmen and Guardians will need to be fully vaccinated no later than Nov. 2.Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall directed the COVID-19 vaccine implementation guidelines in a Sept. 3 memorandum.The Air Force’s plan requires Airmen and Guardians to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the following dates, unless seeking an
  • The Wright kind of wellness: Social

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – During these times, it can become easy to forget about the social aspect of life and how socially connected we are all meant to be.Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason Shaffer, wing command chief, hosted a video on Airmen wellness in early August as
  • Keep safety in mind over Labor Day weekend

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- This weekend, military and civilian members of our Air Force family will be spending some well-deserved time away from their duty sections. As we enjoy Labor Day festivities, let’s remember to look out for one another and keep the major safety themes we have practiced foremost in our minds: Traffic
  • National Preparedness Month

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- September kicks off National Preparedness Month, a joint effort by federal, state, local and private organizations to remind us to take the opportunity to prepare ourselves and our families before a disaster or emergency occurs.The theme in 2021 is: “Prepare to protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting
  • 88th Communications Squadron seeks topic presenters

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The 88th Communications Squadron’s cybersecurity team is searching for topic presenters to lead cybersecurity-awareness classes next month.In its 18th year, the program will run through October as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Classes will be presented virtually.The 2021 National
  • 88 ABW Spotlight

    Name and rank: Tech. Sgt. Joseph RosenstielDuty title: NCO in charge, Military JusticeUnit of assignment: 88th Air Base Wing, Staff Judge Advocate OfficeWhat do you do at Wright-Patt? I am a paralegal at the wing legal office. I’m responsible for the daily supervision and management of all courts-martial processing, nonjudicial punishments,
  • 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
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