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  • 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,
  • 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:
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