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  • Wright-Patt teen named Ohio Military Youth of the Year

        WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Jamari Deshaun Jones, a teen member of the Prairies Youth Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, has won the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Ohio Military Youth of the Year

  • New Wright-Patterson honor Guard members participate in graduation ceremony

    New members of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard demonstrate a six-man flag-fold during their graduation ceremony, April 25, 2022. Guardsmen demonstrated the full funeral service, including gun salute and taps, prior to receiving their honor guard badges. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J.

  • Spotlight: Dennis Pearson

    Name and rank: Dennis Pearson, GS-11Duty title: Safety managerUnit of assignment: 88th Civil Engineer GroupWhat do you do at Wright-Patt? My job is to ensure the safety of over 500 civil engineers, who provide the highest-quality living and working environment for our 30,000-person workforce and 110

  • Drivers, pedestrians must use caution at railroad

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Ohio is among the nation’s busiest states in railroad operations. It’s home to nearly 40 railroads that operate thousands of trains every day over 4,500 miles of track and 6,100 public-grade crossings.In 2016, more than 2,000 collisions with trains and motor

  • Active-shooter exercise tests emergency response

    Senior Airman Andrew Barnes, 88th Security Forces Squadron, takes point as Defenders respond to an active-shooter exercise Feb. 23, 2022, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The exercise was held as part of the base’s regularly scheduled training to prepare for possible emergency scenarios.

  • Airman comes up with a cool idea … and leaders listened

        WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Anybody who has worn body armor any amount of time knows it can get pretty warm. First Lt. Justin O’Brien, 88th Security Forces Squadron, certainly knows.As an enlisted “Defender”

  • Have a happy and safe holiday season

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh. -- As we close out 2021, the 88th Air Base Wing command team wishes Team Wright-Patterson a very happy holiday season. From Beth and me, thank you for what you do in making us the premier Air Base Wing, delivering “Strength through Support” every single day.I

  • Giant Christmas cards pop up again at Wright-Patt

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 88th Force Support Squadron recently kicked off the return of the giant Christmas card display at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.“We talked about starting this back up last year, but we were not able to make it happen,” said Sarah Burkhart, 88 FSS

  • Homecoming links pilot with ‘next generation’

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A crop of aspiring aviators recently got a chance to hear from an Air Force pilot who’s flown over some big venues in her career.Maj. Sarah Kociuba, 393rd Bomb Squadron pilot, flew a T-38 Talon jet here Nov. 15 from her home station of Whiteman Air Force Base,

  • Fire Department completes 8,500 training sessions a year

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 788th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department always aims for lofty milestones to make sure it is prepared to safeguard people and infrastructure in an emergency. “We conduct formal training three days a week, and informal training as opportunities arise,”