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  • If you’re better to your Airmen, you’ll have better Airmen

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Why does leadership have such great influence on Airmen resilience? It’s because leaders, through their actions, create and support an organization’s culture.An organization’s culture can be seen as the “accepted values, principles and practices that an organization uses to solve problems and that the
  • Avoid work hazards in the yard this fall

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - As autumn comes to the Miami Valley, many of us will find ourselves doing routine maintenance around our homes associated with the season.Before we set out to clean the gutters, trim trees, rake leaves and tackle whatever other chores are on your “to do” list, let’s take a moment to consider what can be done
  • Emergency kits can be prepared for any budget

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The third week’s topic for National Preparedness Month is “low-cost, no-cost preparedness.”Having a strict budget should not stop your family from being as prepared as possible for any emergency. There are many low-cost, and even no-cost, actions you can take to maintain a safe environment during disasters or
  • Spotlight: Master Sgt. Christin Foley

    Name and rank: Master Sgt. Christin FoleyDuty title: Vocalist and section chief, ReadinessUnit of assignment: Air Force Band of FlightWhat do you do at Wright-Patt? I am a vocalist for the Air Force Band of Flight. I perform for a wide variety of events, including official military, recruiting and community-relations functions. Administratively, I
  • Playing DeLong game: Logistics chief wrapping up 44th year in softball

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Sports can mean different things to players and fans, from having a minor and sporadic interest to a lifelong passion for it.For James DeLong, even at 63, the passion has pushed on for the last 44 years playing softball.“I’d say I just love the game, enjoy playing with other folks on the field, and then enjoy
  • Wright-Patt remembers 9/11

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base commemorated the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in a wreath-laying ceremony Sept. 10 in front of Fire Station One.A small gathering of firefighters and explosive ordnance disposal technicians were able to attend the ceremony in person. It was streamed for the rest of the
  • Now more than ever, we need servant leaders

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Every organization requires good leadership to thrive and be successful.Many military members express their reasons for joining the military as a way to serve their country. But how many people really mean that?One of our teammates shared this outstanding quote from Bishop Dale Bronner that I feel sums it up:
  • Wright-Patt Rod & Gun Club open to all

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A clay pigeon flies into the air and then it flies into little pieces. Gary Stockslager lowers his shotgun with a look of satisfaction.Stockslager was shooting in the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Rod and Gun Club’s Retiree Trap League. However, anybody can try their hand at trap or skeet on the range.
  • WPAFB announces plan for mandatory vaccinations

    All active-duty Airmen and Guardians will need to be fully vaccinated no later than Nov. 2.Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall directed the COVID-19 vaccine implementation guidelines in a Sept. 3 memorandum.The Air Force’s plan requires Airmen and Guardians to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the following dates, unless seeking an
  • Base kennel gets new obstacle course

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Keeping up with training for military working dogs can be significant work and requires attention to detail. For the 88th Security Forces Squadron, keeping the K-9s sharp and properly trained presents a next-level challenge.That challenge finally became easier this summer with a brand-new obstacle course for
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