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  • Don’t get burned by your Christmas tree

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh -- The holidays are a time when families gather and celebrate traditions. For many, one of those traditions is the Christmas tree.While this is by far among the most popular, it can also be one of the deadliest.According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Christmas

  • 88 ABW personnel capture MAJCOM awards

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Eight 88th Air Base Wing Airmen and civilians recently won major command-level awards for fiscal year 2022.Six 88th Comptroller Squadron members were winners of Air Force Materiel Command financial management awards:· 88 CPTS: Financial Operations Office of

  • Volunteers keep historic bomber flying

    Chuck Mangold is a flight safety officer in one of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s system program offices. He is also a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel with 20 years of experience flying C-130s.He has a hobby many would envy. Several weekends a year, he gets to step back in time

  • Deputy Secretary of Defense visits Air Force Research Laboratory

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks traveled to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Aug. 17, 2022, where she visited an Air Force Research Laboratory thermal materials testing facility and was briefed on key areas including counter-directed energy weapons development, opportunities and

  • 88th Air Base Wing announces special holiday hours of operation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The following facilities at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will have adjusted hours in observance of the Labor Day holiday on Sept. 5 and Air Force Materiel Command Family Day, Sept. 2 (if not listed, consider them closed):GATES1A (Fairborn/Commissary):Sept.

  • Graduation ceremony honors ALS Class 22-E at Wright-Patt

    Senior Airman Gwendolyn Sounders, 88th Surgical Operations Squadron leads her class into their Airman Leadership School graduation June 16, 2022, in the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Club and Banquet Center. ALS is required for staff sergeant selects and open to eligible civilians as Airmen learn

  • 40 Airmen earned associate degrees from CCAF

    The Community College of the Air Force Wright-Patterson Class of 2022 marches into their graduation ceremony June 15, 2022, at the National Museum of the Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Forty Airmen earned associate degrees from the world’s largest community college system. (U.S.

  • Air Force Materiel Command to livestream change of command ceremony

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Lt. Gen. Duke Z. Richardson will take command of the Air Force Materiel Command, June 13, 2022, at 9 a.m. EDT during a ceremony at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, here.Richardson will take over for Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., who is slated to retire

  • Uniforms now optional at final out for Airmen at AFMC installations

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Materiel Command has enacted a waiver making uniform wear optional during final out-processing for service members assigned to AFMC installations.The waiver applies to all Airmen out-processing for the purposes of relocation, retirement and