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  • 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
  • Sixth patch in History & Heritage Race Series unveiled

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The C-119 Flying Boxcar will be the sixth and final historical aircraft featured in the inaugural History & Heritage Race Series, powered by the Air Force Marathon, beginning Nov. 1.Each of this year’s six virtual races highlighted its own historical aircraft vital to the Air Force’s past.“The C-119 Flying
  • Air Force Marathon goes virtual

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE - Due to increased COVID-19 transmission rates both locally and statewide, the Air Force Marathon has transitioned into a virtual-only event.“Teammates, I didn’t make this decision lightly — we wrestled with this quite a bit, but know that we are trying to keep your health at the forefront, as well as making sure we
  • The Wright kind of wellness: Physical

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Self-wellness is important because it not only addresses health but actively improves areas of a life such as physical, mental, social and spiritual.Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason Shaffer, wing command chief, hosted a video on Airmen wellness
  • Air Force Marathon shifts to virtual race due to COVID-19 precautions

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Due to the increased COVID-19 transmission both locally and statewide, the Air Force Marathon scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 18 will transition from in-person participation to a virtual event.The decision was made to protect the health and safety of more than 20,000 participants, volunteers and guests.“We
  • 2021 AF Marathon to be virtual event

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Due to increased COVID-19 transmission rates both locally and statewide, the in-person Air Force Marathon has transitioned into a virtual event.The decision was made to protect the health and safety of over 20,000 participants, volunteers and guests. The race, which had been scheduled for Sept. 18, will now
  • Air Force Marathon director named to ‘40 Under 40’ list

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Devoted to running since competing in high school, Brandon Hough ended up turning his love for the sport into a career.In May 2018, Hough was named the Air Force Marathon race director and has continued to grow and improve the event ever since.“In my mind, Brandon was the natural choice for this position,”
  • The History and Heritage Race Series features the B-17 Flying Fortress for July

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Soaring in as the fourth historical aircraft to be highlighted for the History and Heritage Race Series is the B-17 Flying Fortress, beginning July 1.As the second most produced bomber in United States Air Force history, the retired B-17 aircraft is one of the most iconic aircraft of World War II. The B-17
  • Blue Streak Time Trial season underway

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A total of 112 bicyclists circled the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Area A flightline perimeter roads April 13 in the first Blue Streak Time Trial of the 2021 season. Many military and civilian personnel competed. Derek Van Hoose of Team Ohio Velo captured first place, finishing the 10-mile course in 20
  • Third event in History & Heritage Race Series on tap

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The F-117 Nighthawk will be the third historical aircraft featured in the History & Heritage Race Series, powered by the Air Force Marathon, beginning May 1.“The F-117 Nighthawk remains one of the most notable aircraft in U.S. Air Force history for its numerous aerospace-technology breakthroughs,” said
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