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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
  • Having fun safely in the great outdoors

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – With fall outings upon us, now is the time to take a quick look at things you can do to ensure your next camping trip is a fun, enjoyable and most importantly, a safe family event.Location, location, locationTent campers should be mindful of where they are placing their tent or shelter. This is crucial in
  • It takes a team to provide excellent care

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wright-Patterson Medical Center will celebrate National Pharmacy Week on Oct. 18-22 to acknowledge the invaluable contributions pharmacists and technicians make to patient care in hospitals, outpatient clinics and other health care settings.Pharmacy practice has evolved dramatically over the past decade.
  • It’s all about context

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It’s all about context. That’s a byline I have used in a lot of discussions, and it’s no different with our service to our country.We all serve what is arguably the greatest nation this world has ever seen. Yet many of us sometimes wonder if we held to our values as often as we had hoped, if we served with
  • Dental Clinic changing sick-call hours

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – In response to staffing challenges and built-up demand from COVID-19 restrictions, the 88th Dental Squadron is changing its sick-call process to increase efficiencies.Previously, patients could call and schedule a 30-minute walk-in appointment for dental issues. Many of these turned out to be non-emergent and
  • Spotlight: Titus Smith

    Name and rank: Titus Smith, GS-3Duty title: Recreation aideUnit of assignment: 88th Force Support Squadron Services — Fitness & SportsWhat do you do at Wright-Patt? I assure the cleanliness of Wright-Patterson Fitness & Sports indoor/outdoor facilities. I also prepare facilities by setting up indoor/outdoor courts and fields for recreational use.
  • Base exercises mass-casualty response

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A mass-casualty exercise took place Oct. 7 on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Area A as first responders hurried to the scene of a simulated C-17 crash.Emergency services received an alert at approximately 9:10 a.m. and immediately sprang into action, deploying all personnel.The 788th Civil Engineer
  • More than 40 players turn out for Ryder Cup

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hosted its Ryder Cup Oct 9-11 at Prairie Trace Golf Course.Teams of two competed in a series of formats over the three days with winners coming from each session. The annual tournament drew a total of 44 competitors.Anthony Stritenberger, an 88th Force Support Squadron
  • Recycling Center handles it all

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- In spite of COVID-19 restrictions and the large number of teleworking Airmen - both military and civilian - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base produced more than 3,600 tons of solid waste during the first nine months of fiscal year 2021.But almost a half of it did not end up in a landfill. Instead, it was
  • Virtual or not, Air Force Marathon still a big draw

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- According to popular running websites, only 1% of the U.S. population has ever completed a 26.2-mile marathon, and those who do finish the race with an average time of 4 hours and 45 minutes.Bill Neitzke, the 88th Air Base Wing’s safety director, is among that small percentage, having completed at least 17