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  • Not into running? Take a stroll instead

        WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – When most think of a race, only runners come to mind. But the 2022 Air Force Marathon offers three race courses open to walkers.Marathon officials say those who wish to walk can

  • AFRRAD wins Defense award for environmental excellence

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The 88th Civil Engineer Group’s Air Force Radioactive Recycling and Disposal team has been named the 2022 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award winner in the Environmental Quality Individual/Team category.The Environmental Quality Individual/Team award

  • Compass recycling gives old products new life

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Anyone who’s navigated over land in the military has probably used a lensatic compass.Lensatic compasses contain a glow-in-the-dark chemical called tritium, a self-powered lighting source that requires no recharging. The tritium illuminates the compass face

  • WPAFB moves to HPCON Delta

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh. -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base transitioned to Health Protection Condition Delta on Friday, with a public health emergency in effect as of noon, due to rising numbers of confirmed COVID-19 “omicron” cases.“The Airmen at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are our

  • Base commander considers HPCON change

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base remains in Health Protection Condition Charlie, but rising numbers are “alarming enough” that the threat level could soon be elevated, the 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander said Jan. 5.Col. Patrick Miller addressed

  • Base Tax Center to crank up services

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh -- The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Tax Center will be open for limited services during the 2022 season.This year, returns will only be prepared for senior airmen and below in the enlisted ranks, as well as first and second lieutenants among officers.The Tax

  • Make each day your masterpiece

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh. -- As a sports fan, I was born a few years too late to personally see the success and dominance of the UCLA men’s basketball team from 1963 to 1975. Over a 12-year period, the Bruins won 10 national championships, dominating the sport.The UCLA teams of this era

  • Spotlight: Alexandra Hausfeld

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh. -- Name and rank: Alexandra Hausfeld, NF-3Unit of assignment: Air Force Marathon OfficeHow long have you been at Wright-Patt? 4 yearsWhat do you do at WPAFB? I am the marketing coordinator at the Air Force Marathon, which organizes multiple community endurance

  • Enjoy winter outdoor activities safely

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh. --Winter weather is upon us, but that’s no reason not to get out and enjoy what the outdoors have to offer.Winter sports and activities are special because they’re available for only a short time. Here are some tips to help you maximize your time outdoors safely

  • Don’t get burned by your Christmas tree

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The holidays are a time when families gather and celebrate traditions. For many, one of those traditions is the Christmas tree.While this is by far among the most popular, it can also be one of the deadliest.According to the U.S. Fire Administration,