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  • Having fun safely in the great outdoors

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – With fall outings upon us, now is the time to take a quick look at things you can do to ensure your next camping trip is a fun, enjoyable and most importantly, a safe family event.Location, location, locationTent campers should be mindful of where they are placing their tent or shelter. This is crucial in
  • It’s all about context

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It’s all about context. That’s a byline I have used in a lot of discussions, and it’s no different with our service to our country.We all serve what is arguably the greatest nation this world has ever seen. Yet many of us sometimes wonder if we held to our values as often as we had hoped, if we served with
  • Base exercises mass-casualty response

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A mass-casualty exercise took place Oct. 7 on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Area A as first responders hurried to the scene of a simulated C-17 crash.Emergency services received an alert at approximately 9:10 a.m. and immediately sprang into action, deploying all personnel.The 788th Civil Engineer
  • Virtual or not, Air Force Marathon still a big draw

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- According to popular running websites, only 1% of the U.S. population has ever completed a 26.2-mile marathon, and those who do finish the race with an average time of 4 hours and 45 minutes.Bill Neitzke, the 88th Air Base Wing’s safety director, is among that small percentage, having completed at least 17
  • Spotlight: Senior Airman Keaton Sheppeard

    Name and rank: Senior Airman Keaton SheppeardDuty title: Executive administrationUnit of assignment: 88th Air Base Wing, Commander’s Action GroupWhat do you do at Wright-Patt? I am an executive administrator assigned to the 88th Air Base Wing Commander’s Action Group, where I support the Air Force’s largest base population of 30,000 military and
  • Kittyhawk construction projects will pay dividends

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - For anyone who visited the Base Exchange or commissary on Area A this summer, roadblocks and construction barriers undoubtedly added to frustrations already present from living and working during 2021.The road closures are due to an ongoing high-temperature, hot-water maintenance and repair project. Unlike
  • Spotlight: Eric Hershman

    Name and rank: Eric Hershman, GS-12Duty title: Cyber defense operatorUnit of assignment: 88th Communications SquadronWhat do you do at Wright-Patt? As a host specialist, I am responsible for data collection and analysis of computer-based artifacts. I accomplish these actions through the deployment of system-collection tools such as Winlogbeat,
  • Cybersecurity Awareness Month kicks off with virtual classes

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - October is the month of spooks and scares but also the time for Cybersecurity Awareness Month.The 88th Communications Squadron’s Cybersecurity Office has joined the global effort to promote awareness for online safety and privacy as part of the monthlong campaign. This year’s theme is: “Do Your Part.
  • Empowering Airmen comes with challenges, rewards

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - What does it mean to empower your Airmen? This is a question many people ask, but unfortunately, not many individuals know how to accomplish it.As we develop and progress in our ranks, we are told to trust our people and empower them to make decisions. At every promotion ceremony, we are reminded it is our
  • WPAFB Blood Donor Center saves lives

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood or platelets and nearly 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma are needed daily, according to the American Red Cross.“The mission of the blood drive program at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Blood Donor Center is to provide blood and blood
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