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  • 2021 AF Marathon to be virtual event

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Due to increased COVID-19 transmission rates both locally and statewide, the in-person Air Force Marathon has transitioned into a virtual event.The decision was made to protect the health and safety of over 20,000 participants, volunteers and guests. The race, which had been scheduled for Sept. 18, will now
  • Make this school year a safe experience for all

    Across the Miami Valley, area schools are beginning the new academic year. It is imperative that vehicle operators pay undivided attention to their surroundings.Students walking to and from school or the bus stop may not have pedestrian safety foremost in their minds. Remember, children may not be wearing clothing that lends itself to a high degree
  • National Night Out at Wright-Patterson

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The 88th Security Forces Squadron held its National Night Out on Aug. 3 in the Properties of Wright Field military housing.National Night out is an annual campaign designed to promote neighborhood camaraderie and strengthen the relationship between police and communities to help make our neighborhoods safer
  • Keep some DIMES in your pocket

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - If you ask a group of medics what “DIME” represents, many would respond with delayed, immediate, minimal and expectant, often associated with an adverse event.However, I would like to look at this acronym a little differently and challenge leaders at all levels to keep some DIMES in their pockets.Every
  • Ground crews keep grass in check around base

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - During summer months, containing the grass and plant life on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base becomes an around-the-clock task. It’s a task the 88th Civil Engineer Squadron has the ability to combat.“The crews handle each of their responsibilities with extreme detail,” said Scott Vincent, 88th Civil Engineer
  • 88 ABW Spotlight

    Name and rank: JC Snediker, NH-3Duty title: Chief of ProtocolUnit of assignment: 88th Air Base Wing, Protocol OfficeWhat do you do at Wright-Patt? I’m responsible for leading a team that supports the 88th Air Base Wing and over 115 tenant units by providing protocol support and guidance for official ceremonies, celebrations, distinguished visitors
  • Retired major, educator introduces youth to stock market

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Retired Air Force officer and longtime local educator Gregory Powell is on a mission to teach the next generation the importance of financial investing.After serving in the military for 23 years, he went on to teach in the Dayton Public Schools system from 1997 to 2019. He’s currently an adjunct professor at
  • In-flight emergency turns into safe, routine mission

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Although prepared through rigorous training for the worst, the last call an air traffic controller wants to get is an aircraft in distress.On July 17, a C-5 Galaxy aircrew en route to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base declared an in-flight emergency due to the nose-landing gear being temporarily disabled.“I got
  • Summer Prairie Walk held on Huffman Field

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The 88th Civil Engineer Group’s Environmental Branch conducted its annual Summer Prairie Walk recently to create awareness about the resources and history found on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.The event took about 30 participants through Huffman Prairie and Huffman Prairie Flying Field, showcasing the
  • Brothers in arms: Memorial bench dedicated at Air Force museum

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – On July 20, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force hosted a dedication ceremony for a family that provided over a century of military service.Seven Litten brothers, who served a total of 137 years in the Air Force, were honored with a memorial bench so their legacy can be remembered for generations to