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  • Acting Air Force secretary visits Wright-Patterson AFB

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Acting Secretary of the Air Force John P. Roth visited Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on March 23 to get a firsthand look at various missions and a few of the more than 115 units and agencies that operate here. This was Roth's first visit to the base since he became acting secretary in January.  He started
  • Deployment could impact Medical Center operations

    The departure of 120 Airmen from the 88th Medical Group for a COVID-19 mission in Detroit could temporarily lead to diminished operations at Wright-Patterson Medical Center, base officials said.“Although we will remain open for business and all services will be open, some areas may have to change the number of available appointments that can be
  • Wright-Patt Airmen deploy for COVID-19 effort

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE - Airmen from the 88th Air Base Wing deployed to Detroit the morning of March 19 for a COVID-19 vaccination-support operation.A team of approximately 120 Airmen arrived at Ford Field to support the community vaccination center. The Wright-Patterson AFB group is part of a Type 1 team within the Department of Defense’s
  • Readiness, qualifications drive combat-arms trainers

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO -- Readiness is a key component in the 88th Air Base Wing mission, and 88th Security Forces Squadron combat-arms trainers are there to make certain Wright-Patterson AFB personnel are weapons-qualified.Before deployment, many will need to visit Tech. Sgt. Richard Thomas and his team.“Everybody that needs to
  • Security Forces bring out big guns at Army base

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. – For heavier weapons such as the M240B, M249, M2 machine gun and M203 grenade launcher, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base combat-arms instructors travel one state over to qualify personnel at an outdoor range.“The 7.62 mm bullets for the M240Bs are too large for our indoor range,” says Tech. Sgt. Richard Thomas, the 88th
  • 88 CPTS flight chief named 2020 Senior NCO of the Year

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Master Sgt. Monique Tyler was in disbelief to learn she had been picked as Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.“My initial reaction to learning I had won was a wave of shock and disbelief,” she said. “I was also amazed, thankful and humbled by the fact I had been
  • Commander updates Wing's strategic plan

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, has launched a new strategic plan for the Wing.Under this new plan, Miller initiated an effort to update the Wing’s mission, vision and lines of effort, as well as developed organizational values and characteristics/traits.88 ABW
  • Wright-Patt to mark Women’s History Month

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of virtual activities aimed at building bonds and inspiring “those we may not even know,” organizers said.March 1 kicks off a monthlong “Write to Women” event, in which people can share inspiring messages or quotes with other
  • Commander praises WPAFB for excellence

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - In the first commander’s call of 2021, Col. Patrick Miller praised the 88th Air Base Wing for continuing to deliver excellence and accomplish missions.The 88 ABW and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base commander conducted a live virtual commander’s call Feb. 11, addressing COVID-19 vaccines and response, the