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  • Annual charitable campaign more than a donation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – As one of the largest federal workplace giving campaigns in the world, the Combined Federal Campaign has raised over $8.4 billion for charitable organizations in the last 60 years.Not only does CFC allow people to donate toward a cause, but the program also consolidates different charitable organizations into
  • World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday

    XENIA, Ohio -- What do the construction of the Empire State Building, Prohibition, the Great Depression, Pearl Harbor, the Holocaust, World War II, Vietnam, the first man in space and Sept. 11 attacks all have in common?All of these events and many more happened in the last 100 years. They also took place during the life of Pfc. Jim. H. Martin, a
  • Team Wright-Patt aims to ‘foster deliberate partnerships’

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The 88th Air Base Wing, guided by the lines of effort outlined in its strategic plan, works to “deliver war-winning capabilities through agile installation and mission support” to all organizations at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.Line of effort No. 4, “Foster deliberate partnerships,” directs that the
  • ‘Optimize and modernize’ to keep installation solid

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The 88th Air Base Wing continues to highlight key operational aspects and principles in its new strategic plan.The third of four updated lines of effort is: “Optimize and modernize the installation.”Its goal is to “focus toward optimizing our existing physical infrastructure while striving to modernize the
  • Blue Streak Time Trial season underway

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A total of 112 bicyclists circled the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Area A flightline perimeter roads April 13 in the first Blue Streak Time Trial of the 2021 season. Many military and civilian personnel competed. Derek Van Hoose of Team Ohio Velo captured first place, finishing the 10-mile course in 20
  • Base intramurals set for comeback

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base fitness and sports team is planning to bring back intramurals, first by introducing the newly added 3-on-3 sand volleyball league, which will be played May 4 to June 17.After more than a year without any intramural sports on the installation due to COVID-19 restrictions,
  • Commander provides COVID-19 update

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is among the most-vaccinated installations in the Air Force, but services and the operating environment will remain at current levels as leaders maintain the fight against COVID-19, the 88th Air Base Wing commander announced April 14 during a Facebook Live town hall.Col.
  • WPAFB Gate 15A to temporarily close due to construction

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Gate 15A on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Area A, the access-entry point off State Route 844, will be closed to all traffic from 6 p.m. April 16 until June 17 for a construction project.Base officials said it will improve security and traffic movement while providing better weather protection for 88th
  • Gate 15A to temporarily close at WPAFB

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Beginning April 19, Gate 15A on Area A, the access-entry point off State Route 844, will close to all traffic for a construction project.Gate 15A will be closed to all inbound and outbound traffic starting April 16 at 6 p.m. Work on the project is scheduled for completion by June 17.The 88th Air Base Wing
  • Two brothers, one mission: Siblings serve together in 88th Security Forces Squadron

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Growing up in a family with a line of military service can inspire young people to follow suit. This is the case for Tech. Sgt. Michael Reed and Staff Sgt. Jacob Reed, two brothers assigned to the 88th Security Forces Squadron.According to a 2016 article in Time, “Pentagon data shows that 80% of recent