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  • AFRL celebrates Diwali festival of lights

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Air Force Research Laboratory celebrated the Diwali festival of lights holiday earlier this month, attracting more than 150 attendees from across the installation.The lunch celebration, which took place Nov. 6, was organized by an AFRL-based, newly formed

  • Earn benefits through public transportation program

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- If you’re concerned about the high cost of gasoline, traffic congestion or air pollution, you may be interested in the Mass Transportation Benefit Program.MTBP makes it possible for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base personnel to be reimbursed up to $245 a month

  • Be ready: Winter is on its way

     WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Did you know that November is Winter Weather Awareness Month?While the danger from winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans, regardless of where they live, are likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point in their

  • Local CFC campaign to end, but time remains to give

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Dayton District’s 62nd annual Combined Federal Campaign will end Nov. 17, but organizers say that donation opportunities will exist until the federal fundraising drive ends in mid-January.As of Nov. 6, local CFC efforts raised $157,000, inching closer to

  • Wright-Patt man completes hike of Appalachian Trail

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The expedition was 15 trips and 13 years in the making, but Rob Ligas ultimately conquered the Appalachian Trail.This past summer, the Air Force retiree and longtime 88th Civil Engineer Squadron member made a final push through the arduous “100-mile

  • 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,