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  • ID card demand hasn’t slowed

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Throughout this pandemic, the 88th Force Support Squadron and Military Personnel Flight’s ID Card Office has seen no decline in operations. In fact, their operations have escalated. “We typically service 650 to 850 ID cards during a five-day week,” said Capt. Katherine Yatko, Military Personnel Flight
  • Wright-Patt opens Tide Cleaners lockers

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base personnel can now access dry cleaning and laundry services with the touch of an app after the opening of Tide Cleaners lockers.Base leaders joined Army & Air Force Exchange Service officials at a grand opening Sept. 17 in the Military Clothing Store on Area A..A total of 98
  • Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Tyler Downhour

    Name and rank: Staff Sgt. Tyler DownhourDuty title: Air traffic control watch supervisor (tower)Unit of assignment: 88th Operations Support SquadronWhat do you do at Wright-Patt? As an air traffic control watch supervisor at the Wright-Patterson tower, I monitor and direct all aircraft and vehicle movement on the airfield, as well as the airspace
  • Classes on tap for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 88th Communications Squadron’s Cybersecurity Office is working hard to make this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month a success for the people of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.The event will run throughout October and cover many different areas of cybersecurity. The 2021 theme is: “Do Your Part.
  • Leadership, emotional engagement form missing link

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Air Force leadership resilience skills and behavior efforts are having a positive effect on stemming the tide of suicides and strengthening resiliency among Airmen and the “Total Force.” However, some commands are still experiencing high numbers of suicide ideation and deaths.Available data also suggests
  • Great leadership requires the right mindset

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – What makes a great leader easy to spot? If they were superheroes, they’d all wear capes, right?Batman, Superman, Mighty Mouse — all capes, all awesome. But great leaders? Well, it’s a bit more challenging to spot them from a distance.Many of the greats rode horses. Alexander the Great had his famous steed
  • Teach youth importance of being prepared

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – When creating a disaster-preparedness plan, it is critical that you don’t forget about the youngest members of your family.Living through a disaster can be scary, especially for children who may not understand what’s going on. By talking and explaining things to them prior to an event, you can help your
  • 88th FSS hosts final event of ‘Build-Up’ series

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 88th Force Support Squadron hosted a sprint triathlon Sept. 11 as the final event of a “Build-Up” summer series on base.The series finale was dedicated to all who lost their lives 20 years ago in the 9/11 terror attacks. Participants completed a 750-yard swim, 20K bike ride and a 5K run.Justin Becker
  • Base responds to potential active shooter incident

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was placed under lockdown around 9:30 p.m. Sept. 9 after reports of an active shooter at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center.The lockdown was lifted at approximately 1:30 a.m. Friday morning after lasting four hours.“Two individuals approached the security desk
  • Wright-Patterson honeybees thriving at Sandhill

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio -- Sandhill Road and a myriad of honeybees sit just north of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the 445th Airlift Wing, surrounded by acres of soybeans on the north side of State Route 235.Wright-Patt honeybees pollinate the Sandhill area, Huffman Prairie and 150 acres west of 445 AW each year-along with butterflies,