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VOL. 1, NO. 5 | FRIDAY, December 16, 2022


88th Air Base Wing Year In Review

By Brian Dietrick
88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - As this year comes to a close, we take a look back at 2022 and highlight mission success, key accomplishments and how the host unit at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base provides “Strength through Support.”

Throughout December, we’ll step back in time to relive notable moments and significant events that showcase how the Mighty 88th is the Air Force’s premier air base wing.

This year saw multiple changes in command leadership throughout the installation, including Col. Christopher Meeker and Chief Master Sgt. Lloyd Morales taking charge from Col. Patrick Miller and Chief Master Sgt. Jason Schaffer. We saw the return of in-person events such as the Air Force Marathon and Honorary Commanders Program.

We also dive into how the 88th Air Base Wing supported big-picture Air Force-level missions, providing a safe haven for aircraft evacuation from hurricanes, supporting numerous distinguished-visitor engagements and much more.

Throughout the year, 88 ABW operates the airfield, maintains all infrastructure and provides security, communications, medical, legal, personnel, finance, transportation, air traffic control, weather forecasting, public affairs, recreation and chaplain services for more than 100 associate units. We are comprised of more than 5,000 officers, enlisted, civilian and contractor personnel.

One team. People-driven. Mission focused!

2022 Highlights

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. congratulates new Air Force recruits after administering the oath of enlistment March 16, 2022. A group of 24 new Airmen took the oath during halftime of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament game between Wright State and Bryant at Dayton University Arena. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Wendi DiBartolomeo speaks during a ceremony after being awarded the Bronze Star Medal, April 15, 2022 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. DiBartolomeo was awarded the Bronze Star for her actions during Operation Allies Refuge in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Col. Patrick Miller (left), 88th Air Base Wingand installation commander, and Col. IvanHerwick, 88th Communications Groupcommander, furls the 88 CG guidon, markingthe unit’s inactivation during a ceremonyApril 29, 2022, at Wright-Patterson Air ForceBase, Ohio. The group’s two squadrons wereredesignated under other 88 ABW agenciesas part of a reorganization. (U.S. Air Forcephoto by R.J. Oriez)
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass watches as Tech. Sgt. Roric Ongaco, demonstrates equipment that measure different forces employed in a jump June 16, 2022, in the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Lab, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The lab is responsible for developing, testing and transitioning technologies to enhance the physical & cognitive training, readiness & performance of our Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
Lt. Gen. Shaun Q. Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, passes the 88th Air Base Wing guidon to Col. Christopher Meeker during a change of command ceremony July 7, 2022, inside the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The wing is responsible for three primary missions: operating the installation; training and deploying expeditionary Airmen in support of joint operations; and defending the base and its people. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
Tech. Sgt. Giselle Rodriguez, an 88th Medical Group respiratory care practitioner Phase II student, stands at the Apple Street entrance to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, where she helped a mother deliver her baby in the rear seat of a car Aug. 4 when she wasn’t able to make it inside. (U.S. Air Force photo by Pamela Piccoli)
Runners participate in the 2022 Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 17, 2022. More than 8,500 runners and 1,500 volunteers from all 50 states and 18 different countries came out to run in the race’s 26th year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)
Airmen from the 88th Operations Support Squadron at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, provides support to 1st Special Operations Wing as they arrive Sept. 27, 2022, from Hurlburt Field, Florida. Aircraft, equipment and Airmen evacuate to find safety from Hurricane Ian. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)
Skywrighter will go digital Oct. 14. A digital version of Skywrighter will be available only on Wright-Patt’s official website: (U.S. Air Force graphic by David Clingerman)
Prospective Honorary Commander Toni Overholser, Clark State College vice president for advancement, dons a bomb suit Oct. 12 with the assistance of 788th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technicians at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The Honorary Commanders Program objective is to educate local leaders about a unit’s mission and foster a supportive relationship with the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)


Col. Christopher Meeker, 88th Air Base Wing and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base commander, and Susan Edwards, Wright State University president, sign a collaborative agreement Dec. 5, 2022, between the Ohio school and base. Among other things, the agreement allows Air Force Research Laboratory scientists to use the only MRI scanner in the Dayton region dedicated exclusively to research. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Holiday Corner

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base held the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Dec. 1 at Prairie Trace Golf Course. Organized by the 88th Force Support Squadron at Wright-Patt, welcomed Team Wright-Patt families out to see reindeer, have hot chocolate and visit with Santa. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

The Air Force Band of Flight performs its holiday concert Dec. 11, 2022, in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Hundreds of people came to get some holiday spirit over two concert nights. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez) 

Military spouses help pack cookies in the USO auditorium Dec. 7, 2022, during the 22nd annual Airmen Cookie Drive at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The purpose of the drive is to provide holiday cheer to single Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Figueroa)

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Dental Clinic: WPMC is looking for TRICARE pediatric patients ages 5 to12 for dental screenings and adult beneficiaries for endodontic screenings (root canal treatment). Contact the clinic at 937-257-8761 for more information and eligibility.

COVID-19 Testing: Testing for the COVID-19 virus can be found at the Outpatient Clinic Entrance/MRI Entrance of the Medical Center. The test currently being used is the rapid fire test which is a combination test for COVID, Flu and RSV. 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. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon.

COVID-19 Vaccines: The primary series vaccine as well as the booster doses are still being administered in our Immunizations Clinic. Schedule online at or by calling 937-257-SHOT.  

Flu Vaccine/Flu Fast Track: The Immunizations Clinic is still running its Flu Fast Track for 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. As a reminder, it is mandatory for active duty members (deadline Dec. 15) and healthcare workers to receive the flu vaccine.

Follow on social media to stay up-to-date on activities and events: Facebook: @88fss | Instagram @WrightPattFSS | E-Newsletter: text WPAFBFUN to 22828 |

Fitness Centers Closing Early – Dec. 16

All fitness centers will close at 12 pm on Fri., Dec. 16 for a staff function. Jarvis Fitness Center will remain open for CAC access only.

Christmas Sale – Twin Base Pro Shop

Sat., Dec. 17 – Have a golfer on your Christmas list? Stop by the Twin Base Pro Shop on Dec. 17 and get 10% off all golf balls, putters and club plus 15% off all apparel, gloves, shoes, bags and hats! 3565 Communications Blvd. – 937-257-4130. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kittyhawk Bowling Center

Holiday Special – Dec. 19 to 31 – Looking for something fun to do during the holidays? Come out to Kittyhawk Lanes Dec. 19-31 and enjoy $2 games and $1 shoe rental! Prices are per person. For more details, call 937-257-7796.

Super Bowling - Sun., Feb. 12 at 5:30 pm - What could be more fun than football AND bowling?!! Join Kittyhawk Lanes as they host their Super Bowling event! The big game will be on all the screens plus bowling, shoe rental, buffet, fountain drinks and door prizes all for $125 per lane. Max 6 people per lane. Reserve your spot today by calling 937-257-7796.

FSS Holiday Hours

Heading out to an FSS facility soon? Be sure to check out the holiday hours first!

Outdoor Rec

Perfect North Ski Trip – Sat., Jan. 7 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Join Outdoor Rec for an afternoon of skiing and snowboarding. Open to all ages. Cost is $206, R4R $60. Sign up is Dec. 1 – Jan. 2. Call ODR at 937-257-9889 for more info.

Perfect North Tubing – Sat., Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Enjoy two hours of snow tubing with Outdoor Rec! Cost is $121, R4R $15. Sign up is Dec. 1 – Jan. 2. Call ODR at 937-257-9889 for more info.

Dive-In Movie Night

Thurs., Jan. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. – Dodge Fitness Indoor Pool – Leave the cold outside! Enjoy Sonic The Hedgehog 2 on the big screen while floating in the pool! Free entry and refreshments. All children must be 6 years or older to attend. Space is limited. For more info, call 937-257-4225.

Big Game Party

Sun., Feb. 12 – Wright Patt Club – Join the Wright-Patt Club for the Big Game plus prizes and great food! Members receive free entry, non-members only $5. There will be a buffet available featuring wings, nachos, dips and more! $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Doors open at 2 pm. No reservations required. Call 937-522-2160 for more info.

Information, Tickets & Travel

Still Time to Get Your 2022 Freedom Pass at Universal Orlando Resort!  - On sale now through Dec. 27, 2022. Call 937-257-7670 to schedule an appointment today!

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

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.

Wing’s Bar & Grille

Open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in 2023!  Starting in January, Wing’s Bar & Grille will be open on Wednesdays for Members Only night, Thursdays for Taps, Toppings and Trivia and Fridays for weekly specials. So make plans to bring your team out to Wing’s Bar & Grille for some weekday fun starting in January!


Back to Basics from Jan. 9 to March 31 - This program is specifically designed to help Airman improve PT scores but open to everyone. Wright Field Fitness Center 6 to 7 a.m. and Jarvis Fitness Center 4 to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. To register at Jarvis Fitness Center email: To register at Wright Field Fitness Center email:

Unofficial Photo Event - The next unofficial photo events will be:

·       Friday, Dec. 16 from 9 to 11 a.m.

·       Friday, Jan. 27 from 9 to 11 a.m.

·       Friday, Feb. 24 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Location is on Area B at AFIT’s Kenney Hall. Availability will be on a first come, first served basis. Appointments will not be offered.

American Legion Post 675 has moved to a new location, opens Dec. 16 at 4 p.m.: The new facility is located at 638 Watervliet Avenue in Dayton. The American Legion supports all branches of service. If interested in joining, please bring a copy of your DD-214. For additional info, please contact them at (937) 222-9600.

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.

CFC cause of the week is Environmental Protection: The Earth is our one and only home, and it is up to us to preserve and protect it for the future of humanity. CFC charities are developing technology to clean the trash on the oceans’ surface, discovering fungi and bacteria that can eat plastic, inventing new ways to clean excessive carbon from the air, and restoring endangered species populations to keep our planet clean, safe, and healthy. Donate today at

Base Thrift Shop - Everyone with base access, you can shop at the Thrift Store. Many great deals for the holidays! Check us out on Facebook at: WPOSC Thrift Shop to see our weekly photo updates. We will be closed from Dec. 17 to Jan 2, 2023 and will reopen on Jan. 3rd. 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.

Attention Base Supply Customers: Before you buy, check out the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Service worldwide inventory. Get access and browse the website at If you have problems with DLADS website please contact the enterprise helpdesk at 1-855-352-0001 or email them at Your focal point for DLADS withdrawals is the 88 LRS Customer Service Unit. Direct any questions to 257-6194.

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).

Wright-Patt Chess Club: Please come join the Wright-Patt Chess Club for our weekly meeting. The meeting will be held at the Wright-Patterson Club in the room adjacent to the bar area this Friday, Dec. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. Please bring your own chess set/clock.

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.

Ultimate Frisbee every Friday afternoon: There is a friendly game of Ultimate Frisbee played every Friday at 4 p.m. in Area A. 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!

Exchange Gift Wrapping – Every weekend until 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.

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

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 December 20 and January 10 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.

The WPFAB Educational Outreach Office is looking for Science Fair volunteers: The Science Fair program connects schools with volunteers from across WPAFB to judge science fairs. No science experience necessary! Schools provide information on specific needs, so volunteers just need to be open to instruction and interact positively with students. Science Fairs are during work hours. Please coordinate with your supervisor regarding participation. For more, contact Kim Stultz at 937-938-4861. Next scheduled Science Fair is Jan. 6 at Meadowdale CTC.

Base Tax Center volunteers needed - The Wright-Patt Tax Center will be open for limited services during the upcoming tax season. This year, it will only be available for senior airmen and below in the enlisted ranks, as well as first lieutenants and below among officers. Volunteers will become certified tax preparers after passing a certification test and completing an IRS online program. The training will be held via ZoomGov, and will last 5 days. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, please email Capt. Michael Eagan at or Heather Plue at

In 2022, the Tax Center netted about $113k in federal and state refunds for 45 Airmen and their families as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and saved them over $32,000 in tax-preparation fees.

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:

WPAFB Education & Training Course Catalog 2022

Follow us on Facebook @AirForceMarathon, Instagram @afmarathon, and Twitter @afmarathon for the latest news and announcements.

Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler – Congratulations to all of the athletes who participated in the Inaugural Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler on December 10th, 2022 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station! You can find your results and photos here. Thank you to the sponsors, mission crew, staff, and volunteers who made this event possible. Thank you to all of the participants and spectators who helped celebrate the United States Space Force’s 3rd birthday! 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. Registration will open May 4th, 2023 for the 2nd Annual event set for December 9th, 2023. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @RunSpaceForce for the latest news and announcements.

2023 Air Force Marathon Register for the 27th Annual Air Force Marathon here! The 27th Annual Air Force Marathon is set for September 14-16th, 2023. September 16th events include full marathon, half marathon, 10K, 3-person marathon relay, Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge Series, and Finish Line Festival at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The Health & Fitness Expo will be held on September 14th and 15th at Wright State University Nutter Center with the 5K on the 15th. The 27th Annual event will feature three aircraft; HH-60W Jolly Green II, MH-139 Grey Wolf, and UH-1N Huey. Register now here!

2023 History and Heritage Race Series: Registration is now open for the 2023 History & Heritage Race Series. Register here today! New in 2023 - bundle all six 2023 events and receive $10 off! 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.

2022 History and Heritage Race Series: Limited space now available for the XF-85 Goblin, F-86 Sabre, and C-47 Skytrain races. 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.

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!

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!  

Digital ads now available to be sent directly to your inbox!  Find fresh deals and savings in our digital ads! Sign up at

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.

Registration for Fitness Under the Wings Begins Dec. 1: Join us every Saturday in January before the museum opens for a unique fitness experience! Take a FREE Yoga class, or get your steps in as you walk through aviation history. Prizes for anyone who attends all 4 weekends! Visit for the registration link.

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 

Lego Robots are real! Come see for yourself on Dec. 17 and 18 when the first Lego League Challenge Regional Qualifier will take place at the museum. Come watch as students, aged 9 to 14, bring three months of work to fruition as they compete for top honors with these robotic masterpieces. (Please note: this is NOT a hands-on activity for visitors.)

Upcoming museum closures: The museum will be closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25; New Year's Day Jan. 1;  and for Emergency Management Response Training on Jan. 25.