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  • AFRL illuminates flight lines with next generation light cart

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The U.S. Air Force has an inventory of approximately 5,500 diesel light carts that provide flight line and perimeter illumination. This lighting is a necessity for aircraft maintenance, troubleshooting and perimeter lighting to secure the outskirts of deployed/contingency locations.Flight line aircraft
  • Armed Forces Day is May 19

    Washington, D.C. - President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps
  • Hallowed ground inspires heartfelt tribute

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Following a performance at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington D.C., in November 2011, members of the classic rock group KANSAS were invited on a private tour of Arlington National Cemetery. During the tour the band members learned about the cemetery’s section 60. They were so moved by what they heard
  • Team Wright-Patt recognizes newest enlisted promotees

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Col. Dave Anzaldua, 88th Air Base Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Bradley Gravos, 88th Force Support Squadron superintendent co-hosted a ceremony at the Wright-Patterson Club, March 30, to recognize Team Wright-Patt’s newest enlisted promotes.The purpose of the ceremony was to recognize all of the
  • Taking care of our own

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 2018 Air Force Assistance Fund annual fund raising drive officially kicked off March 26 with a breakfast event at the USO on Area A. The drive will run through May 4.The AFAF campaign is an annual, on-the-job fundraising appeal conducted by Air Force personnel for the benefit of Air Force personnel. AFAF
  • AFLCMC recognizes top engineers at annual awards ceremony

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Engineering Directorate held its 2017 Annual Engineering Awards Ceremony Feb. 15, at the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Kenney Hall, with other AFLCMC organizations across the country connected by video teleconference.This year’s event, themed “Advancing the
  • Are you all in?

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Air Force Materiel Command’s senior enlisted leaders recently hosted a three day chief master sergeant orientation course. Thirty four newly minted chiefs from AFMC assignments worldwide gathered at Wright-Patt to get some perspective on their new positions.The highlight of the three day event came when Chief
  • Collaboration delivers capability to the warfighter

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON Air Force Base, Ohio - Members of  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's acquisition team continued their effort to improve Air Force operations while reducing critical capability delivery timelines. This past December, the F-22 Program Office and the Rapid Development Integration Facility (RDIF) completed final delivery of a
  • Chapel group fully embraces 2nd core value: Service before self

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – When Harvey bore down on the Houston, Texas, area as a category 4 hurricane, then stalled for several days in late August 2017 it dropped records amount of rain, ultimately leading it to be the second most costly storm in U.S. history only behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005, according to a recently released
  • Jet engine inventor’s son visits AFRL: Father’s legacy continues to thrive

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – What happens when you mix a 22-year-old self-taught aeronautical engineer and Royal Air Force pilot, with a slide rule, a solid background in math, and an idea? Well, you get the birth of the jet age.In 1928 Frank Whittle wrote a thesis entitled “Future Developments in Aircraft Design” where he proved, by