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  • 88th Air Base Wing announces special holiday hours

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The following facilities at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will have adjusted hours in observance of the Memorial Day holiday on May 30 and Air Force Materiel Command Family Day on May 27 (if not listed, consider them closed):

  • Night of Fear

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — When the sirens sounded, Phil Cowen grabbed his wife and 2-year-old son and headed to the bathroom.“We started watching the news on our phone, and I remember the newscaster say ‘there’s a tornado headed towards the Air Force museum. If you're in this area, you

  • Suicide prevention a shared duty

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Suicide prevention is the responsibility of all Airmen and Guardians. Not only is suicide a major public and mental health issue, but military community members are considered a high-risk group.The collective financial, work lost, quality of life, value of

  • Spotlight: Master Sgt. Jason Vavro

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --Name and rank: Master Sgt. Jason VavroUnits of assignment: 88th Medical Support SquadronWhat’s your job like every day? My day-to-day operations involve advising not only my commander, but my chief, squadron (senior) NCOs and supervisors. In my experience,

  • WPOSC awards 11 scholarships to military dependents

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Wright-Patterson Officers’ Spouses’ Club awarded nearly a dozen scholarships to military family members totaling $20,000 during a ceremony May 12 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.Each year, WPOSC awards scholarships to dependent children and spouses of

  • Lawn mowers can cause variety of harm

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The lawn mower is one of the most dangerous tools around the home.Lawn mower accidents cause 85,000 injuries a year in the U.S., including 70 fatalities, according to recent statistics. More than twice as many people are killed by lawn mowers than lightning.

  • Bunch inducted into Order of the Sword

    Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., was inducted into the Air Force Materiel Command Order of the Sword at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, May 13, 2022. The Order of the Sword is the highest honor the enlisted force can bestow upon a military officer.

  • 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

  • Wright-Patt stages mass-casualty exercise

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Seconds after receiving a phone call that a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft reported an in-flight emergency, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Fire Department sprang into action.“The way the fire stations are set up, our firefighters can respond to an

  • Commander hosts first in-person call since pandemic

          WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Col. Patrick Miller and 88th Air Base Wing leadership held the first in-person commander’s call since the beginning of COVID-19 restrictions two years ago to