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  • Leaders earn Presidential Rank Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Seventeen Department of the Air Force personnel were named 2021 Presidential Rank Award recipients by the Office of Personnel Management. Of those 17, four are from Air Force Materiel Command. Steven Rogers, senior scientist for Automatic Target Recognition

  • New Year brings discount on Air Force Marathon registration

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – As this year’s clock ticks away, the Air Force Marathon team prepares for the New Year, and the Air Force’s 75th birthday.When the clock strikes midnight on Jan. 1, registration opens for all with the chance to save up to $20 through Jan. 3. Active duty,

  • WPAFB hosts powerlifting competition

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – About two dozen of the strongest people at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base turned out for a powerlifting competition Dec. 11.A total of 23 active-duty Airmen, Department of Defense civilians and family members took part in the 88th Force Support Squadron event

  • 75 years and counting

    FAIRBORN, Ohio -- Boy Scout Troop 162 marked its 75th anniversary Dec. 13 with a court of honor and dinner in Fairborn.While the troop is sponsored by, and meets at, Abiding Christ Lutheran Church, it started life in 1946 as the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base troop, chartered by the Wright-Patt

  • Don’t get burned by your Christmas tree

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- 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,

  • Utility pipes to be replaced in Woods housing

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- As early as March, construction crews will begin work to replace underground natural gas and water-distribution piping in the Woods housing area, the 88th Civil Engineer Squadron announced.Impacted areas include Shields Avenue, McDowell Place, Buel Court,

  • Spotlight: Senior Airman Matthew Pope

    Name and rank: Senior Airman Matthew PopeDuty title: Emergency services medical technicianUnit of assignment: 88th Healthcare Operations SquadronWhat do you do at Wright-Patt? I am an emergency services technician assigned to Wright-Patterson Medical Center’s Emergency Department. I provide

  • Wright-Patt to celebrate first human flight Dec. 17

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will honor the local foundation of innovation and grit its mission is built upon Dec. 17 at 10 a.m., commemorating the Wright brothers’ accomplishments 118 years ago with the annual First Flight ceremony.“It is important to

  • Reflection, Resilience and Renewal

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- As we approach the end of another year, I am reflecting on the many personal and professional challenges within my own family and squadron.The Air Force Medical Service’s theme for December is “Commitment to resilience,” with the Ready Reliable Care principle

  • Giant Christmas cards pop up again at Wright-Patt

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 88th Force Support Squadron recently kicked off the return of the giant Christmas card display at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.“We talked about starting this back up last year, but we were not able to make it happen,” said Sarah Burkhart, 88 FSS