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  • Team Wright-Patt Mentoring Program hosts final ‘checkpoint’ of 2021

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 2021 Team Wright-Patt Mentoring Program closed out the year with a “4th-Quarter Checkpoint,” allowing civilian and military participants to reflect on lessons learned from a series of guest speakers who shared their experiences.Sharon Heilmann, Team Wright-Patt Mentoring Program manager for the 88th Force
  • Category Management Council meets at WPAFB

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force’s Category Management Council met Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to discuss progress and analysis of the program.The council meets every quarter but has not had an in-person session in 18 months due to COVID-19 restrictions. Although the pandemic disrupted quite a few things, the
  • Wright-Patt active-shooter exercise slated for Aug. 18

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Wright-Patterson AFB will conduct an active-shooter exercise Aug. 18 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Communities surrounding the installation may hear emergency sirens and announcements over the “Giant Voice” public address system.During the exercise, communities are advised not to call 911. Emergency response agencies
  • WRIGHT-PATT AFTER DARK: Fire Department stands ready 24/7 to render aid

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Rain or shine, 3 a.m. or 3 p.m., members of the 788th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department stand ready to help the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base community and the nearly 30,000 Airmen, civilians and contractors who work and live on the installation.The department has three firehouses on base – two in
  • Independence Day: 88th Air Base Wing announces special holiday hours of operation

    The following facilities at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will have adjusted hours of operation in observance of Air Force Materiel Command Family Day on July 2 and the Independence Day holiday on July 5 (if not listed, consider them closed): GATES 1A (Fairborn Gate) July 2 open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 12A (AFMC Headquarters) July 2-4 open 24 hours
  • Expired ID cards to get extensions

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Department of Defense has granted extensions for expiring dependent or retiree ID cards due to ongoing COVID-19 mitigation efforts.This extension only applies to ID cards that have expired since Jan. 1, 2020, or will expire between now and July 31.Below are the respective extension dates:Foreign
  • Wright-Patt Transitions to Health Protection Condition Alpha

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Based on the steady decline of new COVID cases over the past six weeks across the state of Ohio, Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, announced today that Wright-Patterson Air Force base has transitioned to Health Protection Condition level Alpha. For the month of May, the
  • Base Weather Station keeps eyes on the skies

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has its own set of storm trackers, and the team’s forecasts are key in carrying out the mission.Jim Lane, senior operational meteorologist site manager for the 88th Operations Support Squadron’s Base Weather Station, says there will always be topics of conversation we all
  • 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
  • Base intramurals set for comeback

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base fitness and sports team is planning to bring back intramurals, first by introducing the newly added 3-on-3 sand volleyball league, which will be played May 4 to June 17.After more than a year without any intramural sports on the installation due to COVID-19 restrictions,
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