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  • Turn our units into leadership labs

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Empowerment — a common buzzword today, but what does that really mean, and how do we do it?Let’s just wave a magic wand, tell unit personnel they’re empowered and it’s done, right? In our dreams, but not in real life.Empowerment is giving others the authority or power to do things, to make decisions. If it’s
  • Equipment, techniques make safe bike ride

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Traffic safety is of critical importance throughout the year as it represents a tremendous risk to Air Force personnel. It’s essential for bicycle riders and those they share the road with to exercise patience and apply heightened situational awareness at all times.The 88th Air Base Wing’s Safety Office
  • 88th ABW Spotlight

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –Name and rank: Andy Gerspacher, WG-9Duty title: CarpenterUnit of assignment: 88th Civil Engineer SquadronWhat do you do at Wright-Patt? I am part of a team of carpenters that maintains a majority of the facilities on base. We inspect and repair roofs, as well as interior and exterior wall components. We
  • Flight One’s outreach mission is rock 'n' roll

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Rock ’n’ rollers are rebels. Nonconformists. They do not take well to authority. That’s their reputation, anyway.The military is all about conforming. Being uniformed. Respect for authority and the chain of command.So how does it work for a military unit whose mission is to rock ’n’ roll?For Flight One, the
  • The Wright kind of wellness: Physical

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Self-wellness is important because it not only addresses health but actively improves areas of a life such as physical, mental, social and spiritual.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
  • Military Appreciation Night at Fraze features Chris Janson

    Country singer Chris Janson performs Aug. 5, 2021, before an audience largely made up of Airmen, veterans and their families at Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Ohio. The concert, sponsored by the Dayton Development Coalition’s Hometown Heroes program, was billed as a Military Appreciation Night. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
  • Wright-Patt shifts to HPCON Bravo+ operations

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, addressed the implications of moving to Health Protection Condition Bravo+ at the latest COVID-19 situation update Aug. 18 on a Facebook Live town hall.Miller was joined by Col. (Dr.) Michael Crowder, 88th Medical Group’s public health
  • 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