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  • Base announces special holiday operating hours for Veterans Day

    The following base gates and facilities will have adjusted hours in observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 10 and Air Force Materiel Command Family Day on Nov. 13 (if not listed, consider it closed):GATES1A (Commissary Gate)Nov. 10 and 13: open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.12A (AFMC headquarters)Open 24/715A (State

  • Be a doer, make a difference for all that matters

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Our society is obsessed with the superficial. Spend any amount of time on social media, watching sports or driving around a city and we are bombarded with ads and billboards aimed at selling us on how to look younger, more attractive or more sophisticated.The

  • Reduction vs. optimization: Changing the narrative around energy conservation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – My commitment to energy conservation began when I was a kid watching cheesy television commercials, where cartoons or puppets reminded us to turn off the lights and recycle to help save the world.While having your kids aware of the impacts of leaving lights on

  • Annual Retiree Appreciation Day to return to Wright-Patterson Oct. 27

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 88th Air Base Wing’s annual Retiree Appreciation Day is set to return to base Oct. 27, providing networking opportunities to link Miami Valley’s military retirees to various veteran resources.The free event, which will be held at the Wright-Patt Club,

  • Energy Action Month: Smart choices benefit both you and the planet

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – October is Energy Action Month, and one of the most pressing reasons to conserve energy is its impact on the environment.The majority of our energy comes from fossil fuels, which release harmful greenhouse gases when burned. These gases contribute to climate

  • The power of attitude

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – My career with the Air Force started back in 1984. I had the great pleasure of spending my 21st birthday on a bus with a bunch of other people heading to Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. It’s a birthday, I promise you, I will never forget.Since that time, I’ve

  • Heat changeover to start in Wright-Patt buildings

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – As fall and winter seasons approach and temperatures decrease, 88th Civil Engineer Squadron personnel will embark on a two-fold mission starting Oct. 15. Technicians will be shutting down summer air conditioning. It’s essential to winterize those units by