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  • Find time for blessings in your life

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - As the holiday season approaches, I am reminded it’s that time of year in which I need to take time to rest, reflect and recharge.At least that’s what I hope to do over the holidays. I really need it. I bet you do as well.This past year has had many ups and

  • ASPIRE program primes future FSS ambassadors

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Five 88th Force Support Squadron civilian employees have wrapped up the 12-week ASPIRE program, which exposed them to the FSS portfolio, preparing each participant for future leadership roles.Part of an Air Force Materiel Command initiative, the ASPIRE

  • Wright-Patt right for upgraded training center

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Air Force Materiel Command held a ribbon cutting Nov. 3 to commemorate the opening of the first of four newly renovated Follow-On Skills Training centers.The airfield operations officer training program was recently evaluated and revamped by the Air Force.

  • Spotlight: Scott Abbott

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Name and rank: Scott Abbott, GS-12Duty title: Resource adviserUnit of assignment: 88th Mission Support GroupWhat do you do at Wright-Patt? I provide financial support to leadership and three subordinate squadrons consisting of over 1,400 civilians, military

  • Energy resilience focus of WPAFB exercise

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – To test the effects of a widespread power-grid outage, the lights went out on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base last month for an exercise that disconnected the installation from commercial-power sources.An Energy Resilience Readiness Exercise “flipped the

  • Stay aware during emergencies

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - When an emergency situation occurs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Installation Command Center notifies the base community using two methods – the “Giant Voice” and AtHoc notification system.The “Giant Voice” activates emergency-notification signals in

  • District fire chief retires after 37 years of service

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- For many people, the military is a way of life. In fact, only about 1% of the U.S. population serves in the armed forces and approximately .6% is hired to work as a Department of Defense civilian.James Snyder, a district fire chief with the 788th Civil

  • ‘Get it Wright’ through motivation, attitude and aptitude

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- So, how do you do it? It’s funny how many times I hear that statement, both professionally and personally.Teammates, I will tell you: You never do it alone. That’s for sure.But more importantly, how do you do it? Think about that statement, reflect on it and

  • Make this Halloween safe for all

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – This weekend, many of us will enjoy visits from young children in costumes ranging from Cinderella to Iron Man.Trick-or-treating hours in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base housing areas are set for 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 throughout the Brick Quarters, Prairies and

  • Children, families show out for Halloween

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base held the Great Pumpkin Off and “Trunk or Treat” event at Turtle Pond in the Brick Quarters historic district Oct. 21.Several organizations and units got a chance to interact with the base community and pass out candy to