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  • Commander visits deployed Airmen in Detroit

    Detroit – Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, visited deployed Airmen from the 88th Medical Group on May 3 to observe and receive updates on the COVID-19 vaccination process.The 88 MDG currently has 119 Airmen deployed to the federally supported community vaccination center at Ford Field in Detroit.Miller was joined
  • 88th Air Base Wing announces exemplary achievers

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Col. Patrick Miller and other 88th Air Base Wing leaders recognized first-quarter award winners during a virtual commander’s call April 29.“The ‘top four’ are humbled to serve with you and for you each and every day,” the 88 ABW and installation commander said. “Thanks for what you’re doing. Thanks for being
  • Wright-Patt marks Arbor Day with tree planting

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Volunteers joined the 88th Civil Engineer Group’s Environmental Branch in planting trees for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s annual Arbor Day celebration April 30 at the Wright Brothers Memorial.The group planted 10 sugar maple trees on the site in recognition of WPAFB’s 25th year as a Tree City USA
  • 88 ABW vice director renews spirit of civilian oath

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Gregory Leingang, 88th Air Base Wing vice director, personally administered the oath of office to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s newest public servants April 26 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, highlighting the gravity and heritage of civilians in this formal commitment to protect the
  • Commander lauds base’s ‘extraordinary’ accomplishments

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Col. Patrick Miller and 88th Air Base Wing leadership held a virtual commander’s call April 29 to celebrate how Airmen across Wright-Patterson Air Force Base have exemplified core values in and out of uniform.The 88 ABW and installation commander began the call by recognizing team members who quietly aligned
  • Pharmacy technician named Civilian Category I of the Year

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio-- Surprise and excitement were the first things running through Ryan Porterfield’s mind upon learning he had won the 88th Air Base Wing’s Civilian Category I of the Year Award for 2020.“I was shocked,” he said. “It’s a great honor to receive this award at a base that does so much and to be able to work
  • World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday

    XENIA, Ohio -- What do the construction of the Empire State Building, Prohibition, the Great Depression, Pearl Harbor, the Holocaust, World War II, Vietnam, the first man in space and Sept. 11 attacks all have in common?All of these events and many more happened in the last 100 years. They also took place during the life of Pfc. Jim. H. Martin, a
  • Air Force Marathon opens volunteer registration May 1

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Volunteers: take your mark, get set, and go get registered to be a part of the 25th Air Force Marathon beginning May 1. Officials are in need of more than 2,400 volunteers this year, as the marathon continues to grow. “After a year of reduced volunteer opportunities, we are excited to come back and offer our
  • Wright-Patt after dark: Security Forces never take eyes off base

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- For many of the nearly 31,000 Airmen, civilians and contractors who work on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, their day ends late in the afternoon as they exit the installation and begin the journey home. For them, it’s mission complete. Some may even consider the base “closed” until it’s time to return the
  • Commander provides COVID-19 update

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is among the most-vaccinated installations in the Air Force, but services and the operating environment will remain at current levels as leaders maintain the fight against COVID-19, the 88th Air Base Wing commander announced April 14 during a Facebook Live town hall.Col.