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  • 2022 Blue Streak Time Trial registration gets underway

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – As registration begins for the 2022 Time Trial campaign, organizers and riders celebrate both the 75th anniversary of the Air Force and 24th season of Blue Streak.“Wright-Patterson AFB and our entire team is proud to host the 24th Annual Blue Streak Time

  • TSF site offers one-stop shop for telephone services

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Have you ever experienced an office phone outage? Have you ever moved offices and found your phone not working in the new location? Has it stopped working after a building renovation?Unfortunately, these situations can happen. However, Wright-Patterson Air

  • Wright-Patt chapels maintain spiritual mission with livestreaming

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – When COVID-19 first hit the United States, life was instantly changed. Things people were used to doing in person, such as attending church, were no longer an option.That is when churches, including those on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, were forced to

  • Active-shooter exercise tests emergency response

    Senior Airman Andrew Barnes, 88th Security Forces Squadron, takes point as Defenders respond to an active-shooter exercise Feb. 23, 2022, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The exercise was held as part of the base’s regularly scheduled training to prepare for possible emergency scenarios.

  • Compass recycling gives old products new life

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Anyone who’s navigated over land in the military has probably used a lensatic compass.Lensatic compasses contain a glow-in-the-dark chemical called tritium, a self-powered lighting source that requires no recharging. The tritium illuminates the compass face

  • Day in the Life: Labor and Delivery Nurse

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- What’s in a workday? Sometimes, it depends on who you ask.Does it start at midnight—when Capt. Dahlia Garcia, 88th Inpatient Operations Squadron charge nurse, is halfway through her 12-hour shift in the Labor and Delivery Ward? Or does is start at 5 p.m.—when

  • Small team, big responsibility

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- When one thinks of radioactive material, images of Homer Simpson or the “Back to the Future” flux capacitor may come to mind.At Wright-Patt, a team of four serve as subject matter experts on radioactive waste. Their job is less glamourous but much more

  • Airman comes up with a cool idea … and leaders listened

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Anybody who has worn body armor any amount of time knows it can get pretty warm. First Lt. Justin O’Brien, 88th Security Forces Squadron, certainly knows.As an enlisted “Defender” stationed at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, where temperatures over 100

  • WPAFB moves to HPCON Delta

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh. -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base transitioned to Health Protection Condition Delta on Friday, with a public health emergency in effect as of noon, due to rising numbers of confirmed COVID-19 “omicron” cases.“The Airmen at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are our

  • Base commander considers HPCON change

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base remains in Health Protection Condition Charlie, but rising numbers are “alarming enough” that the threat level could soon be elevated, the 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander said Jan. 5.Col. Patrick Miller addressed