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VOL. 1, NO. 3 | THURSDAY, November 10, 2022

Fire Station 2 ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 25 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Miami Valley Hospital Care Flight personnel explained medevac procedures to Airmen with the 88th Medical Group during the joint training event Nov. 3 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The training is an opportunity for Airmen, WPAFB firefighters, the 88th Air Base Wing Safety Office and 88th Operations Support Squadron control tower to learn proper procedures for patient medevac from Wright-Patterson Medical Center to a community hospital. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

The Air Force Materiel Command International Ball was held October 15 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. This year’s theme was “Year of the International Partner … An Evening of Intrigue.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

Fairborn Chamber of Commerce members toured Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Oct. 13, fostering a stronger relationship between the base and local community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

Community and Base Events

This holiday season, buy online and pick up in store

Military shoppers can plan for the holidays with added convenience when placing orders in advance with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s buy online, pick up in store and curbside services at the Wright-Patterson Exchange.

Authorized patrons with in-store shopping privileges, including service-connected disabled veterans and Department of Defense civilians, can visit ShopMyExchange to find military-exclusive deals on gifts for the entire family. For more savings, shoppers can check out the Exchange’s weekly digital ads.

To start a pickup order, shoppers can go to ShopMyExchange, select items, choose the “Pick Up in Store” option, select the Wright-Patterson BX main store and submit their order. Orders can be picked up in the customer service area at the Wright-Patterson Exchange. Shoppers can also opt for curbside pickup at select stores.

“The Exchange is all in to give shoppers added value, which also means saving time this holiday season,” Wright-Patterson Exchange General Manager Adam Shaw said. “Military shoppers at Wright-Patterson skip the checkout lines with these easy and convenient services.”

To find a list of participating stores offering curbside pickup, visit ShopMyExchange curbside-pickup.

Find ‘best value’ with extended holiday price guarantee

AAFES is ensuring Wright-Patterson AFB Airmen and families get the best deal on their holiday shopping with an extended holiday price guarantee.

From Dec. 1-24, shoppers who make a purchase at the Exchange or ShopMyExchange and find the identical item at a lower price from a local retailer can receive an Exchange gift card for the difference.

“The Exchange is making it easy to ensure Wright-Patterson shoppers get the best value for their dollars,” Shaw said. “That’s in addition to our holiday sales and always-tax-free shopping, so the military community can celebrate the holidays without breaking the bank.”

Shoppers can visit the Exchange’s customer service desk for more information. Patrons who made their purchase at ShopMyExchange can receive their gift card by filling out a customer feedback form at or calling the Exchange Customer Contact Center at 800-527-2345. Shoppers must present a receipt or online order confirmation, along with a local competitor’s current ad.

The offer excludes items related to Black Friday and Cyber Week sales (Nov. 24 through Dec. 2) or one-day special events. Other restrictions may apply.

Shoppers get free layaway ahead of holidays

Military shoppers can check everything off their wish lists early with AAFES fee-free layaway.

The Wright-Patterson Exchange is waiving its layaway service fee of $3 on toys, bikes, computers, laptops, tablets, iPads, notebooks, smartwatches and more when layaways are paid in full and picked up by close of business Dec. 24.

“Getting a head start on holiday shopping is easy with the Exchange’s fee-free layaway,” Shaw said. “Shoppers can stock up on gifts for loved ones at military-exclusive pricing, always tax-free and without the layaway service fee.”

To place items on layaway, military shoppers must pay a 15% purchase-price deposit. Items included in the “12 Weeks of Black Friday Deals” are excluded from being placed on layaway. Shoppers can visit the customer service desk for more details.

Sign up for Exchange’s gift-wrap program

Local volunteer groups looking to raise money and holiday spirits can join with AAFES to provide gift wrapping for military shoppers.

The Wright-Patterson Exchange will provide wrapping paper, tape and other supplies for volunteer groups to set up their stations. Groups can seek donations for the gift wrapping.

“The Exchange is pleased to bring back this great program that benefits the whole community,” Shaw said. “Our local groups have a chance to fund-raise, and shoppers save valuable time and effort getting ready for the holidays.”

This year, groups can sign up to wrap gifts from Nov. 25 through Dec. 24. Send an email to for more information and to reserve your time.


Pain at pump? MILITARY STAR card offers everyday savings

As gas prices fluctuate, the MILITARY STAR card is offering steady savings, including 5 cents off per gallon at Wright-Patterson AFB’s Kittyhawk and Area B Express locations.

“Gas support is a significant quality-of-life service, and the MILITARY STAR card is a great tool to mitigate rising pump prices,” Shaw said. “The MILITARY STAR card’s everyday fuel discount keeps Wright-Patterson drivers, and their budgets, on track.”

It matters where the military community fills up. Cardholder savings add up when refueling at the Kittyhawk and Area B Express, as drivers save 5 cents a gallon and earn 2% in rewards points on purchases.

Last year, MILITARY STAR cardholders saved more than $3 million at Exchange pumps, part of the $408 million in value the card provides the military community annually.

Other MILITARY STAR card benefits include:

  • 10% off at Exchange restaurants

  • 10% off all first-day purchases for new account holders

  • Free shipping on all orders

  • The lowest flat annual percentage rate among store cards — rate is offered to all cardholders upon account approval.

  • No annual, late or over-limit fees

  • Reduced-interest deployment plan with no payments required for eligible cardholders

The MILITARY STAR card also strengthens the hard-earned benefits of Airmen and their families by reducing the costs of bank-issued credit card transaction fees, savings that add up to millions of dollars a year at Exchanges worldwide. These savings are critical to improving key quality-of-life programs, as 100% of Exchange earnings are reinvested in the military community.


These events are for base personnel only.

America Recycles Day: Nov. 15

0n behalf of Wright-Patt's Qualified Recycling Program, base personnel are cordially invited to attend one of the tours we will offer at the Base Recycling Center (Building 10293).

Tour times will be 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

We hope to see you there!
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The following base facilities will have adjusted hours in observance of Air Force Material Command Family Day on Nov. 10 and Veterans Day holiday Nov. 11 (if not listed, consider them closed):

1A (Fairborn Gate)
Nov. 10: Open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Nov. 11: Open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

12A (AFMC headquarters)
Open 24 hours

Nov. 10: Open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nov. 11: Closed

Open 24 hours

Nov. 10: Open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nov. 11: Closed

Nov. 10: Open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Nov. 11: Closed
Nov. 12: Open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Flu Vaccine/Flu Fast Track: The Immunizations Clinic has opened its Flu Fast Track to all TRICARE beneficiaries ages 18+. The Fast Track is located within the clinic and is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during normal duty days. Patients under 18 should check in at the main Immunizations Clinic desk, as opposed to using the Fast Track. You should not make an appointment in PEDS to receive a flu shot. The high-dose flu vaccine for age 65+ has also been received and is available.

For those beneficiaries who work on the installation but can't visit the Medical Center during regular hours, our team will be holding flu lines in Area B.

- Nov. 21, 8:30 a.m. to noon, AFIT-Bane Auditorium (intended for AFIT and any adult beneficiaries)

There are other group/unit specific flu lines scheduled, please check with your leadership team.

COVID-19 Testing: Testing for the COVID-19 virus can be found at the Outpatient Clinic Entrance/MRI Entrance of the Medical Center. Testing is still administered as a drive-thru service. Upon arrival, call 937-257-0511, and one of the team members will come to your car. Appointments are required for COVID-19 testing. They can be made by calling 937-257-SHOT or by using the TRICARE Online (TOL) portal. In addition, at-home COVID-19 tests are available for TRCIARE beneficiaries at no cost. In order to pick up an at-home test kit you must make an appointment through TOL. Pick-up of the tests is also located at the outpatient entrance.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Schedule an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccine or booster by visiting or call 937-257-SHOT. Vaccines for persons age 12 and up take place in the Immunizations Clinic while vaccines for ages 6 months to 4 years and ages 5 years to 11 years take place in the Pediatric Clinic. All COVID-19 vaccines are administered by appointment only. You must meet eligibility requirements for booster doses.

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FSS Veteran’s Day Hours

If you are headed to any FSS facility this holiday week, be sure to check hours before you go at

Jarvis Weight Room Closed for Maintenance

Sat., Nov. 12 – 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Jarvis Fitness Center – On Sat., Nov. 12 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Jarvis Fitness Center weight room will be closed for maintenance. All other amenities will remain open with CAC access.

50% Off Pizza Orders

Sat., Nov. 12 – 2 to 10 p.m. – Kittyhawk Bowling Center – In honor of National Pizza Day, Sat., Nov. 12, Sparetime Grill at Kittyhawk Bowling Center is offering 50% off all pizza orders from 2-10 pm. For more info, call 937-257-7796.

Gobble Games

In celebration of Turkey Month…we have the Gobble Games! A collection of individual running, shooting and flag football events where you can win food for your Thanksgiving table… and win bragging rights!

Turkey Trot – Thurs., Nov. 17 – 11:30 am – Wright-Field Fitness Center – Join this free 5k fun run and be entered to win a free turkey or ham! Registration is not required. For more information, call 937-904-9381.

Turkey Shoot – Sat., Nov. 19 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Rod & Gun Club - Win a frozen turkey! 10 bird clay targets $5. Traditional card shoot $5. For more details, call 937-257-3935.

Super Turkey Bowl – Sat., Nov. 19 – noon to 4 p.m. – Jarvis Football Field – Join this 7v7 single elimination flag football tournament! 18 player limit per team. 12 team limit. Registration required. Visit Jarvis Fitness Center or email Quinn Cooper at Open to anyone with base access. For more information, call 937-257-4469.

Wright-Patt Club Breakfast

Thurs., Nov. 17 – 7 to 9 a.m. – Wright-Patt Club – Free breakfast for Club members! Includes eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, freshly-made pancakes, coffee and juice. Non-members can also attend for $12.50. For more information, call 937-522-2160.

2022 Tree Lighting

Thurs., Dec. 1 – 5 to 8 p.m. – Prairie Trace Golf Course – Kick off the holiday season at Wright-Patt with the annual tree lighting! Get a photo with Santa, see live reindeer and dancing elves, play kid’s bingo for some great prizes, grab free hot cocoa and cookies plus much more!! Tree lighting ceremony will be held at 5:30 pm. For more information, visit

Want to help out at Tree Lighting? Volunteers are needed to dress up as elves and hand out gifts for Santa, assist in the craft area, pass out cocoa and cookies, safety patrol and assist with kid’s bingo. Sign up today at

Kittyhawk Bowling Center

Now Streaming Pro Football Games – Come out every Sunday and watch your favorite pro teams compete PLUS get a great deal on bowling, food and drinks! For only $47.95, get a lane for up to 5 people, free shoe rental, one large 1-topping pizza, 12 wings and pitcher of your choice. For more info or to reserve a lane, call 937-257-7796.

Fitness & Sports

Back To Basics – Now thru Dec. 2 - This program is specifically designed to help Airman improve PT scores. Wright Field Fitness Center 6-7 am & Jarvis Fitness Center 4-5 pm, Sept. 12 – Dec 2 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. To register at Jarvis Fitness Center email: To register at Wright Field Fitness Center email:

Arts & Crafts

Have a Scout competing in a Pinewood Derby? – The Consolidated Hobby Complex has everything you need to shape, sand and paint your derby car! Limited dates available in December. Available every Thursday and Friday in January. Call early to reserve your date! 937-257-7025.

Information, Tickets & Travel

We have Columbus Blue Jacket Tickets!  - $40 per ticket. Call 937-257-7670 today!

Youth Sports

Youth Basketball - Registration open thru Dec. 2 - Ages 5-14. Cost is $55. Practice starts the week of Dec. 12 and games begin Jan. 21. Contact for more information.

Coaches Needed! -  Interested in becoming a coach for youth basketball, cheerleading or any other youth sport? Contact today.

Let’s Unite!

Want to have an awesome morale event with your unit, but worried about the cost? You're in luck! The Unite program has $18.50 for every Active Duty, Reservist, and DoD civilian at Wright-Patt to host amazing, fun team-building events with your unit. Funding available through December and can be used on or off base. Contact your installation C3, Kaley Bartosik, for more information at, 937-713-2777, or


Unofficial Photo Event - The next unofficial photo event will be Friday, Nov. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. on Area B at AFIT’s Kenney Hall. Availability will be on a first come, first served basis. Appointments will not be offered.

Urgent Need for Blood Donations! – All blood types are excepted, walk-ins are welcome: Stop by the WPAFB Blood Donor Center on Area A (4881 Sugar Maple Dr) Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Make an appointment online at and search zip 45433. Call us at 937-257-0580 for more info.

Wright-Patt Adopt-A-Family Program is a go for 2022! This is a wonderful program where families are sponsored by community patrons and are given gifts tailored to their family's needs. See the attached is the flyer and registration forms. To participate or become a sponsor, please have completed forms sent to no later than Friday, Nov. 18. The program is for military (E-5 and below) and civilians (GS-5 and below). Make sure to include sizes for any clothing, shoes, etc. Gift ideas can be toys, clothing, school supplies, etc.

The Dayton VA Medical Center - Veterans Day Parade Sat., Nov. 12 at 10 a.m.:  In addition, there is planned a Resource Fair, Car Show, and other activities. This event is open to the public in an effort to show support for our veteran community in the Dayton Metro Region. Please help spread the word and share this information with all contacts. For more information call 937-262-2162.

Combined Federal Campaign

How To Give:

  • Text. Text “DONATE” to 978-487-5678 *Use WPAFB zip code 45433
  • Online. Visit and click DONATE.
  • CFC Giving Mobile App. The CFC Giving Mobile App is available for iPhone and Android devices by searching “CFC Giving” in the app store.
  • Paper Pledge Form. Download the paper form from and fill it out using the instructions on the second page. Submit it to your Keyworker.

See attached flyer for more details on how to give to CFC.

The CFC cause this week is Military and Veterans Services: The United States is blessed to have over 1.5 million currently serving active-duty members in the military and over 17 million veterans who served in our nation’s defense. While these selfless individuals preserve and protect freedom around the globe, the price of their service is never free. Military members and their loved ones endure long separations, frequent moves, distance from extended family, and service-related health issues. 

Here are some examples of what you can do through your CFC donation:

●$29 provides a military member serving overseas with a personal first aid kit.

●$59 films a deployed service member reading a bedtime story and sends it to their children. ●$100 puts one of our nation's heroes in the stands of a major sporting event

Miami Valley Military History Museum Speaker Series – Nov. 11 at 6 p.m.: Miami Valley Military History Museum presents 1st Lt. Brenda Jones, who is completing training for Air Evacuation Flight Nurse at the Air Force Reserve at the School of Aerospace Medicine at Wright-Patt AFB. Jones is assigned to the 439th Air Evacuation Unit at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts.. She will share her family's journey from September 11, 2001 to today.

Community College of the Air Force Graduation – Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. at NMUSAF Carney Auditorium: You are cordially invited to the Fall Community College of the Air Force Graduation held at the NMUSAF’s Carney Auditorium at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. All are welcome to attend and join in celebrating an important milestone in our Team Wright-Patt Airmen’s careers.

AFMC hosting Native American Heritage Month mentoring event – Nov. 15 at noon. Join panel members from the Indigenous Nations Equality Team Major Command Barrier Analysis Working Group at noon on Nov. 15 on ZoomGov. It is open to all personnel. This is the last of the eight virtual mentoring events taking place in AFMC this year. Each MAJBAWG is scheduled to host a 90-minute virtual event highlighting their month’s respective topic. This event will be recorded and available for those unable to participate. The ZoomGov link for this panel is below.

Join ZoomGov Meeting:

Meeting ID: 160 711 6189

Passcode: 679662

For more information, or if  you have a specific question for this panel, please send your questions ahead of the event to the following org box: An effort will be made to answer questions posted in the chat during the event.

AFMC Spouse and Family virtual forum – Wed., Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. - Hosted by AFMC Commander General and Mrs. Richardson, this event is part of AFMC’s effort to enhance connection of our spouses and families by utilizing the Five and Thrive framework, which is an initiative developed by CSAF’s spouse, Mrs. Brown, to improve quality-of-life challenges our Air Force families face in five broad categories: Childcare, Education, Healthcare, Housing, and Spouse Employment.


Passcode: FAMILY

ARFL hosting a live panel discussion on "Families and LGBTQ Conversations", Wed., Nov. 16 from 11 to noon in the AFIT Kenney Hall Auditorium or via Teams Live. Important family conversations can be tough- please join us to learn more about LGBTQ identities, resources for families, and bring your own questions.Sponsored by the AFRL/RX Working Mom's and Dad's and LGBTQ+ Resource Groups. POC is

Attendee Link:

Civilian Health Promotion Services -November 9 to 15: CHPS is offering FREE Cardiac Risk Profile screenings (Glucose/Cholesterol) and Observe Skin Analysis screenings to DoD Civilians only, body composition screenings (Bodpod/Inbody) and blood pressure screenings to DoD Civilians and Active Duty personnel. Schedule with us for an appointment in our office or visit us during walk-in hours Mondays and Fridays!

Our virtual briefings this week include "Healthy Habits for a Healthy Life" on Tuesday, November 9th from 1200-1300 and "Happy Healthy Holidays" on Thursday, November 10th, from 1130-1230 via ZoomGov. 

Meeting ID : 161 241 3852

Passcode: CHPS

We will also have an in-person class on "Healthy Habits for a Healthy Life" on Tuesday, November 9th from 1300-1400 in Bldg. 262 (A) in the Air Depot Room.

Please contact CHPS at 937-904-9359 or  for more details and information.

Yoga 4 Change – held virtually every Monday at 5:30 p.m.  These sessions are specifically designed for the military community. It’s a great way to learn how to build better resilience. Open to all active duty, Reserves, National Guard, veterans, civilians, their families and support systems.  It is sponsored by Humana Military and sponsorship will continue, if enough people use the class every Monday at 5:30 p.m. Register at 

Wright-Patt Chess Club. Due to a holiday, the Wright-Patt Chess club will not meet this week. The meeting will resume the following Friday, Nov. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. Please bring your own chess set/clock.

Official Passport Photos - Please be advised, the official passport photo studio as moved from Area B, Building 50 to Area A, Building 1, RM 800 (88ABW/PA Photo Studio).

Ultimate Frisbee every Friday afternoon: There is a friendly game of Ultimate Frisbee played every Friday at 4 p.m. by the Area A flight line (across from the golf club). If you wish to be placed on the distribution list, please contact Chad Kimmel at All skill levels are welcome and we would love to have you join us!

Comedy Night with Bob and Tom’s own ex-cop Mike Armstrong - Sat. Nov. 26 – 7 to 9 p.m.: AMVETS Post 120, Franklin, OH present Comedy Night with Bob and Tom’s own ex-cop Mike Armstrong, featuring Banger and special guest Jimmy. $20.00 per ticket (per person) when purchased before event. $25.00 per ticket at the door. For more info: or contact Rick Dillon at 937-367-3973.

The Wright-Patt Hockey Club drop-in hockey sessions every Friday from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at the Kettering Ice Arena (2900 Glengarry Road, Kettering, OH) starting Sept. 23. It is a non-checking, adult drop-in (no score-keeping or referees) and all skill levels are welcome. Cost is $20 per session and USA Hockey membership is required. Contact Scott Sherer ( for more information.

Exchange Gift Wrapping – Every weekend from Nov. 12 to Dec. 24: Looking to raise funds for your unit’s holiday party? Your Wright-Patterson Exchange Main Store is hosting a gift-wrapping station this Holiday Season for base organizations to collect donations. We provide the table and supplies – just show up and wrap! Slots are held in three to four hour intervals every weekend from Nov. 12 thru Dec. 24. Groups may sign up for more than one time slot. If you are interested in adding your base organization, please contact Alex Jones at 937-879-2711 or All base fundraisers require approval through FSS and unit command, so please allow time for request to be fully processed.

Base Thrift Shop will be open on Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by and check out our great deals on your day off. Located in Bldg. 95, Wright Ave, WPAFB (next to Outdoor Rec.), about 1 mile from the Commissary. Hours of operation are: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Consignments are by appointment only from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call (937) 879-5630 during business hours to book an appointment or receive more information. All proceeds from the Base Thrift Shop are used to benefit our WPAFB and the surrounding communities.

Greater Dayton Chapter of Blacks in Government Monthly Meeting - 2nd Thursday of the month, from 6 to 7 p.m. The GDC BIG meeting is an opportunity to interact and advocate, community involvement, equal opportunity and professional development for black government employees. Virtual meeting link: Join GDC BIG Meeting on MS Teams or Dial In: 410-874-6740 /Conference ID: 430 341 139#.  This meeting is open to all military, civilians and contractors working in local, state and federal government. If you have questions, please contact GDC BIG President Damon Smith at

IPMA-HR Greater Dayton Chapter - Civilian Development Panel of Graduates on 15 Nov. from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. at the USO. Check out our website for future events Join us for professional development, networking, and to learn more about the Dayton Chapter.

Wright Way Toastmasters Virtual Meetings – Are you freaking out about public speaking? Toastmasters can help you improve your speaking skills, develop and present ideas more effectively, deliver better presentations, and gain self-confidence. Toastmasters program targets speaking, listening, thinking on your feet, giving, and receiving feedback, planning, motivation, and team building in a supportive environment. Join new and experienced speakers on November 15 and December 6 for meetings on the Zoom platform. Email for any questions and the meeting ID number. The meeting time is noon to 12:50 p.m.

Weingarten Rights Notice: Notice to employees and supervisors of employees represented by the following unions: American Federation of Government Employees Local 1138; International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local 225; International Association of Fire Fighters, Local F-88. Publication of this Weingarten Rights notice is required by 5 USC 7114(a)(3).

A labor union representative shall be given the opportunity to be present at any examination of a bargaining unit employee, conducted by a management official in connection with an investigation, if the employee: (1) reasonably believes the examination may result in disciplinary action against him or her; and (2) the employee requests representation. Please refer Weingarten Rights or bargaining unit status questions to your Wright-Patt AFB Labor Relations staff located in the Civilian Personnel Section:;; and

Harshman Road, from Springfield Street to Airway Road, will be under construction for wall repairs through the end of December, weather permitting. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained. Expect traffic delays.

Education & Training is offering the following courses.  All classes are offered at no cost and are available to military and civilian employees.  Class registration through  For more information call (937) 904-4801 or contact

NOTE:  Schedules could be subject to change due to low enrollments or delays.

For other scheduled courses:

Course Catalog Schedule

WPAFB Education and Training Course Catalog SharePoint site:

(Revision in progress)

 WPAFB Education & Training Course Catalog 2022

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Join our Ambassador Program - Are you a super fan of the Air Force Marathon? If so, we are looking for you! Tailwind’s Ace Crew (TAC) is a group of ambassadors who love and promote the Air Force Marathon and Air Force Marathon powered events. TAC is here to get others excited about participating in the Air Force Marathon and running in general. Whether you are training for your first 5K or are a Stars participant, be sure to check out the perks below and click apply now! Learn more at

2023 Air Force Marathon - Sept. 14 to 16, 2023 – The 27th Annual Air Force Marathon will be held on September 16th, 2023 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. This event will feature three aircraft; HH-60W Jolly Green II, MH-139 Grey Wolf, and UH-1N Huey. Registration opens November 28th, 2022…mark your calendar!

History and Heritage Race Series: November – The featured Aircraft for November is the C-47 Skytrain. Sign up now to receive the featured aircraft swag! The History and Heritage Race Series is a virtual series powered by the Air Force Marathon featuring retired aircraft that have shaped the U.S. Air Force's air power throughout history. With options to participate in the marathon, half marathon, 10K, or 5K distance, participants will each receive a finisher medal and patch portraying the featured aircraft for just $30! Learn more & register here.

Virtual Registration is Still Open! Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler: December 10, 2022 – Register for the inaugural event here today (virtual only)! This 10 mile race will be a part of the Space Force birthday celebration each year, and will take place surrounded by space launch history. The 2022 featured rocket of the Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler will be the RTV-G-4 Bumper! The featured rocket will be portrayed on the official race shirts, finisher medals, commemorative patches, and more throughout 2022. Virtual registration closes December 8. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @RunSpaceForce for the latest news and announcements.

Operation Science! Thurs., Nov. 12 at 10 a.m.: Military families, come out for our last Operation Science! program of 2022. Just in time for Thanksgiving, our partners from Dayton’s Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will organize activities focused on Native American Heritage that are appropriate for children aged 4-10. Families are asked to arrive between 10-11am and the event will conclude at 1130am. Please register at

Airman’s Attic – New Owner, New Contact Info: We are pleased to announce that the Wright-Patterson 5/6 has taken over management of the Airman’s Attic. The Attic has a new phone number (937-904-1400) and a new email address ( For the time being, operating hours and donation drop-off hours remain the same.

USO Wright-Patt programs are open to currently serving military members and family members. Follow us on Facebook (@USOOhio) and join our Wright-Patterson Group to stay up to date on all events or call us at 937-904-0541 for more information. Our USO center staff can also be reached at and

Follow us on Facebook @wrightpattersonexchange for a listing of promotions, specials, events, food trucks schedules and MORE!

In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Exchange will distribute free challenge coins Friday, Nov. 11. Coins will be distributed while supplies last. For more information, visit their Facebook page at

Exchange Holiday Price Guarantee - The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is ensuring Wright Patterson Airmen and families get the best deal on their holiday shopping with an extended holiday price guarantee. From Dec. 1 though Dec. 24, Wright Patterson shoppers who make a purchase at the Exchange or and find the identical item at a lower price at a local retailer can receive an Exchange gift card for the difference.

Buy Online, Pick up in store at the Wright-Patt Exchange: Military shoppers can plan for the holidays with added convenience when placing orders in advance with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's buy online, pick up in store and curbside services at the Wright Patterson BX. To start a pickup order, shoppers can go to, select items on their shopping list, choose the "Pick Up in Store" option, select the Wright Patterson BX main store and submit their order for pickup. Orders can be picked up at the customer service area at the Wright Patterson BX. Shoppers can also opt for curbside pickup at select stores.

A CUT ABOVE BACK!  A Cut Above will be at the Kittyhawk Gas Station from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday! 

Floyd & Gerties NOW OPEN!  At your Main Exchange Mall – Stop and in at Floyd & Gerties!  Store located in the foyer of the Exchange Entrance on the left! Check out their line of handmade cups, clothing, soaps, candles, bath bombs and much more! Talk to Krista about customizing items to make the perfect gift! 

HEALTHIER 4 U VENDING – HAS A NEW 24 HOUR LOCATION – Area B Express Lobby is open 24 hours for afterhours vending needs. If you are interested in adding vending machines to your location please call the Exchange Services Office at 937-879-2713.   

BLDG 16 News - Jus Juic’N has moved back in Bldg. 16. Jus Juic’N will be providing a limited menu of juice, vegan chili/soup and grab and go sandwiches and wraps. Stop in and see our Jus Juic’N team from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Coffee Café – Coffee Café is open in Bldg. 16 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with coffee, breakfast and lunch options made to order. Stop in and check out the daily lunch specials. Use the code word “ABW Bulletin” and receive a cookie or chips of your choice free with your meal purchase!  

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DOD CIVILIANS and Coast Guard Civilian Employee can now shop at the Exchange in store and ONLINE!  ***NOTE: cannot purchase tobacco, alcohol or military uniforms

DOD CIVILIANS and Coast Guard Civilians can now apply for a MilStar Card!  

Now, DoD employees are eligible to apply for a MILITARY STAR account both in-store and on and can shop both in-store and online. Perfect for the upcoming holiday shopping season! With access to online shopping, DoD employees also enjoy MILITARY STAR benefits, like free shipping!

Specific MILITARY STAR benefits for DoD employees include:

  • 2% Rewards on in-store and online purchases
    ($1 spend = 2 points; 2,000 points = $20 reward gift card)
  • Same industry low APR for everyone
  • 10% off all first day’s purchases at Exchange facilities
    (15% periodically throughout the year)
  • 5 cents off per gallon of fuel on installation
  • 10% off food court purchases
  • Exclusive savings and financing offers!

NOW HIRING at the Exchange – The Wright Patterson Exchange is hiring for admin, retail and food positions! For more information, call the Exchange Recruiting Office at (937) 879-1342. Apply now at and see where your future can go with the Exchange! #WhereHeroesWork

Burger King & Charleys – Salad Wednesdays! $2 off any salad valued at $4 or more. Offer valid at the Wright-Patterson Food Court Burger King, Charley’s, Area B Burger King.

Save on Emergency Supplies: Now until Oct. 31, DeCA’s severe weather promotional package includes discounts on the following items: beef jerky and other assorted meat snacks, soup and chili mixes, canned goods, powdered milk, cereals, batteries, airtight bags, weather-ready flashlights, tape (all-weather, heavy-duty shipping and duct), first aid kits, lighters, matches, lanterns, candles, hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial wipes. Specific items may vary from store to store.

Plane Talks in honor of Veterans Day: Nov. 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Engage with Veterans who will be on hand to talk about their experiences working with many programs including: B-52D, UH-1P, H-43B, HH-3E, EC-121D, A-7D, F-4C, A-10A, F-105G, B-2, F-89J, A-10A, CV-22, AC-130A, SR-71A, B-58A and B-36.

Dec. 10 and 11 - USAF Band of Flight Free Holiday Concert at the museum. **Due to the popularity of this event, tickets will be required for entry. Ticket registration begins Nov.14 at 9 a.m. Visit the museum's website for the registration link at that time.

Open though Dec. 15: Have you gone 'Above and Beyond'? - This new, interactive exhibit features flight simulation, immersive theater, touch-table displays and augmented reality as examples of exhibit technology and offers an experiential understanding of the scientific concepts behind flight. 'Above and Beyond' is FREE for all visitors and open during regular museum hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Dec. 16 ASBP Blood Drive: Give the ultimate gift this holiday season at the Armed Services Blood Program Blood Drive, located in building 2 under the wing of the B-52 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, or appointments can be made at