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  • ‘Back to school’ bash scheduled for Aug. 6

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is having its “Back to school” bash Aug. 6 at Praries Youth Center from 3 to 5 p.m.The event will take place outside Building 234 on Chapel Lane in the Prairies military housing area.The 88th Force Support Squadron had scheduled it as an in-person party but is moving forward
  • Service is never ‘just a job’

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - At Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, there are no “just” jobs.Several months ago, I began meeting with each group of 40 to 70 new civilian employees at the Civilian Personnel Office’s bimonthly in-processing event in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force auditorium.While these new hires wait to see a
  • Wright-Patterson Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Janice Reynolds

    Name and rank: Staff Sgt. Janice ReynoldsDuty title: Occupational safety and health specialistUnit of assignment: 88th Air Base Wing, Safety OfficeWhat do you do at Wright-Patt? I am an occupational safety and health specialist. Our mission is to minimize the loss of Air Force resources and protect Air Force personnel from death, injuries or
  • Focus Week emphasizes professional development

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The 88th Air Base Wing will offer in-residence and virtual courses Aug. 9-13 for its third-quarter Focus Week.Registration is open and will close three business days prior to each course. This quarter’s spotlight is “Choosing Balance.”The 11 courses on tap meet the needs of Airmen and civilians navigating
  • Be smart, seen and safe while running

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The dense morning fog routinely generated here in the Miami Valley can present real challenges for those hitting the streets early to get a jog in before work.For early morning or any periods of reduced visibility, here are a few safety tips for you to keep in mind.Pedestrian responsibility“Walkers, joggers,
  • Base Exchange opens Bunker 27

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has opened its newest store in the Base Exchange.Base leadership, along with Army & Air Force Exchange Service management, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 15 for Bunker 27.  Bunker 27 is a licensed retailer of finely crafted aviation-themed apparel and accessories. The
  • Build campfires the Wright way

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BAE, Ohio - There’s nothing quite like enjoying a backyard campfire under the stars. Your firepit can serve up roasted marshmallows, s’mores or scary stories.One scary fact is that humans are responsible for 87% of all forest fires, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.Whether in your backyard or camping in
  • Commander recognizes Airmen in quarterly call

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Col. Patrick Miller and 88th Air Base Wing leadership held the first hybrid commander’s call July 22 at the Wright-Patterson Club to provide base updates and recognize Airmen across Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.It marked the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic that a commander’s call has been hosted
  • Wright-Patterson Spotlight: Capt. Karen Degraphenreid

    Name and rank: Capt. Karen DegraphenreidDuty title: Program manager, Combat Rescue Helicopter Subsystems; volunteer victim advocate at Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office.Unit of assignment: Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance & Special Operations Forces Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management CenterWhat do you do at
  • Leading teammates to success takes hard work built on trust, respect

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Being a leader comes in many forms and styles — some learned through academics, some from those around us and some gained through unique experiences known only to you.As we navigate our careers, we build our proverbial kitbag to arm us for adverse situations we can face as leaders. I would like to share
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