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  • Updated DOD Mask Policy as of July 28, 2021

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Masks now mandatory for indoor settings. New Defense Department guidance directs all personnel—service members, federal employees, onsite contractor employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask while indoors on installations or other DOD leased and controlled facilities.Masks are
  • Base Exchange opens Bunker 27

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has opened its newest store in the Base Exchange.Base leadership, along with Army & Air Force Exchange Service management, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 15 for Bunker 27.  Bunker 27 is a licensed retailer of finely crafted aviation-themed apparel and accessories. The
  • Devoted volunteer receives Fisher House award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Carol McClure recently earned the 2021 Air Force Fisher House Volunteer of the Year Award at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.Fisher Houses are comfort homes where military and veteran families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital.McClure, a former nurse, has been volunteering with
  • Wright-Patterson Spotlight: Vince King Jr.

    Name and rank: Vince King Jr., GS-13Duty title: Community Partnership Program managerUnit of assignment: 88th Air Base Wing, Strategic Initiatives OfficeWhat do you do at Wright-Patt? As the Community Partnership Program manager for the installation, I am responsible for planning, managing, organizing and developing partnership opportunities that
  • Build campfires the Wright way

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BAE, Ohio - There’s nothing quite like enjoying a backyard campfire under the stars. Your firepit can serve up roasted marshmallows, s’mores or scary stories.One scary fact is that humans are responsible for 87% of all forest fires, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.Whether in your backyard or camping in
  • Keep sun safety in mind to prevent skin cancer

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Whether you spend time outdoors hiking, swimming or just relaxing in the backyard, exposure to the sun’s harmful rays must be a priority.According to the American Cancer Society, more than 3 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S., leading to about 2,000 deaths. That’s more than
  • Air Force Marathon puts muscle into keeping course, and community clean

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – With the 25th annual Air Force Marathon and ‘Race to 75’ kickoff quickly approaching, organizers continue efforts to not only focus on maintaining sound fitness but also meaningful outreach in the community.“Racing Toward Responsibility” is the theme of this year’s Green Program. The program is centered on
  • Virtual Focus Week slated for August 9-13

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Airmen cannot beat free, no-travel access to training that will help develop personal and profession qualities.Virtual Focus Week,  the 88th Force Support Squadron’s Education and Training Section Office’s creative approach to maximize student time and skills, is offering thirteen free courses via the
  • AFMC funds $5 million in additional AFMC We Need efforts

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Air Force Materiel Command has released an additional $5 million for projects across the enterprise, continuing the drive towards the goals of the AFMC We Need initiative launched in 2019.“Altogether we were able to fund nearly $10 million in AFMC We Need projects this year. Some of the efforts funded in
  • Q&A with new vice commander

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Col. Charles Barkhurst took his seat as the 88th Air Base Wing’s new vice commander July 1. Barkhurst joined the team from the Pentagon in Washington, where he served as senior military assistant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense Comptroller.In the coming days, Airmen can expect to see the even-keeled