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  • New-look Gate 15A set for reopening

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - After a two-month closure for a construction project, Gate 15A off state Route 844 will reopen to traffic June 21.Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is scheduled to resume normal operating hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the access-control point.Gate 12A, which had set up all lanes for inbound
  • Grand opening planned for Prairies Youth Center’s new game room

    James Smith, 14, plays air hockey as Evelyn Wilbern, 12, checks out the foosball table behind him June 10, 2021, in the Prairies Youth Center’s new game room. The venue, which is having its grand opening June 18, features free arcade games. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
  • Air Camp attendees get hands-on learning at Wright-Patt

    A camper is shown the inside of a C-17 Globemaster III cockpit by Capt. Matthew Bush, 89th Airlift Squadron pilot, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, on June 14, 2021. Air Camp is a STEM program designed to raise interest in aviation among middle school students. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
  • Use feedback correctly to in your unit, Airmen

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Many years ago as a new technical sergeant, I asked my master sergeant supervisor for an initial feedback. After a few weeks, I reminded him, and again a few weeks later.Finally, he huffed and said, “You know, if I give you one, I’ll have to hold you to it.”That was a costly feedback, let me tell you. It cost
  • Wright-Patt personnel celebrate Pride month

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The diversity of both civilians and service members throughout the Department of Defense is celebrated in June, more commonly known as Pride Month.Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month was chosen to be recognized this month to commemorate the June 1969 riots at the Stonewall Inn in New
  • Take proper precautions to get the most out of summer

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Summer represents the time of year when our most valuable asset — Air Force personnel — are statistically at greatest risk of experiencing a significant mishap.The following information covers safety measures and guidelines for a broad range of summertime topics and activities.Risk managementManaging risk is
  • Wright-Patt Participates in Community Memorial Day Ceremonies

    U.S. Air Force Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, installation commander, delivers remarks as the keynote speaker during a Memorial Day ceremony in Fairborn, Ohio, May 31, 2021. Established in 1971, Memorial Day is an official federal holiday meant to allow people to honor the men and women who have
  • Chief master sergeant of Air Force visits WPAFB

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hosted the Air Force’s 19th senior enlisted adviser for a three-day visit June 2-4.  Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne Bass is the first woman to serve as a senior enlisted adviser in the military. She assumed the role last August.During the visit, she received
  • Team Wright-Patt uses exercises to ‘maximize mission effectiveness’

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The 88th Air Base Wing and its command team have rolled out a new strategic plan that defines the mission and vision statements, values, characteristics and traits.“Maximize mission effectiveness,” the second of four revised lines of effort, was implemented to strengthen the 88 ABW’s operational and strategic
  • Tankers, crews stop at Wright-Patt for deployment exercise

    A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 22nd Air Refueling Wing at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, sits on the flightline, June 8, 2021 at Wright-Patterson AFB. KC-135 and KC-46 tankers and crew members will be at Wright-Patt through June 18 for a deployment exercise, which includes night-time aerial-refueling training. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J.