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  • 88th Air Base Wing announces special holiday hours of operation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The following facilities at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will have adjusted hours of operation in observance of Air Force Materiel Command Family Day on Sept. 3 and the Labor Day holiday on Sept. 6(if not listed, consider them closed):GATES1A (Fairborn Gate)Sept. 3 open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.Sept. 6 open 6 a.m.
  • Exercise to limit Area A community services

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Wright-Patterson AFB will conduct a training exercise in Area A on Sept. 2, which is expected to impact utilities such as water, power and sewer. Due to the temporary outage, community services will be unavailable during the exercise, to include Wright-Patterson Medical Center, the Base Exchange and
  • The right equipment, techniques make for safe bike ride

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Traffic safety is of critical importance throughout the year as it represents a tremendous risk to Air Force personnel. It’s essential for bicycle riders and those they share the road with to exercise patience and apply heightened situational awareness at all times.The 88th Air Base Wing’s Safety Office
  • Base exercises active shooter response

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base went into full lockdown Aug. 18, and first responders rushed to the scene of a simulated active-shooter scenario in the Kittyhawk area.Emergency “Giant Voice” and other electronic notifications, alerted personnel in Area A to follow training guidance and barricade themselves in
  • WPAFB hosts First Sergeant Symposium

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – An additional-duty First Sergeant Symposium was hosted Aug. 16-20 on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.The symposium served as a steppingstone for NCOs interested in becoming future first sergeants.“A first sergeant is a key leader within a unit who is tasked with advising the commander on personnel issues for
  • 88th ABW Spotlight

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –Name and rank: Andy Gerspacher, WG-9Duty title: CarpenterUnit of assignment: 88th Civil Engineer SquadronWhat do you do at Wright-Patt? I am part of a team of carpenters that maintains a majority of the facilities on base. We inspect and repair roofs, as well as interior and exterior wall components. We
  • Wright-Patt shifts to HPCON Bravo+ operations

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, addressed the implications of moving to Health Protection Condition Bravo+ at the latest COVID-19 situation update Aug. 18 on a Facebook Live town hall.Miller was joined by Col. (Dr.) Michael Crowder, 88th Medical Group’s public health
  • Keep some DIMES in your pocket

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - If you ask a group of medics what “DIME” represents, many would respond with delayed, immediate, minimal and expectant, often associated with an adverse event.However, I would like to look at this acronym a little differently and challenge leaders at all levels to keep some DIMES in their pockets.Every
  • Retired major, educator introduces youth to stock market

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Retired Air Force officer and longtime local educator Gregory Powell is on a mission to teach the next generation the importance of financial investing.After serving in the military for 23 years, he went on to teach in the Dayton Public Schools system from 1997 to 2019. He’s currently an adjunct professor at
  • Summer Prairie Walk held on Huffman Field

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The 88th Civil Engineer Group’s Environmental Branch conducted its annual Summer Prairie Walk recently to create awareness about the resources and history found on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.The event took about 30 participants through Huffman Prairie and Huffman Prairie Flying Field, showcasing the