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VOL. 2, NO. 11 | FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2023

Remembering those who sacrificed

Local military and civilian leaders and community members participated in Memorial Day events throughout the greater Dayton area. Photos 1-6: Memorial Day ceremony on May 29, 2023 at Fairfield Cemetery in Fairborn, Ohio. City officials, the school’s junior ROTC, veteran organizations and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base leaders took part in the event honoring those who gave their lives defending the country. (U.S. Air Force photos by R.J. Oriez) Photos 7-9: Col. Marqus Randall, National Space Intelligence Center commander, speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony May 29, 2023 at Stubbs Park, Centerville, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photos by Jaima Fogg)

Memorial Day jazz set

The United States Air Force Academy Band and the United States Air Force Band of Flight teamed up for a Memorial Day jazz set May 28, 2023, at the Bop Stop in Cleveland, Ohio. Assigned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s 88th Air Base Wing, the Band of Flight's mission is to honor those who came before, inspire the next generation of Airmen and connect the Air Force with the American public. (U.S. Air Force photos by Tech. Sgt. Noah J. Tancer)

Base Cleanup Day

Base personnel participate in base wide cleanup day May 11, 2023, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The event allows each building’s occupant to clean up their building, both inside and out and inspire pride in the unit and improve unit morale and cohesion. (U.S. Air Force photos by Richy Rosado)

Asian American and Pacific Islander Month Luau

88th Air Base Wing's Special Observance committee hosted a luau May 30, 2023 to pay tribute to the generations of Asian American Pacific Islanders who have enriched our Nation's history through their countless contributions, vibrant cultures, and rich heritage. AAPI encompasses a diverse group of cultures, ethnicities, and languages. They include those Americans who trace their ancestry to the Asian continent and The many Pacific island regions. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airmen 1st Class James Johnson)

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MHS GENESIS: The Wright-Patterson Medical Center has transitioned to MHS GENESIS, replacing TRICARE Online as the electronic medical record. Patients who wish to use the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal to manage their health data electronically should take the following steps.

  1. Update all contact information in DEERS here.
  2. If you do not already have a DS Logon, create one by visiting here.
  • If you were already using a DS Logon to access the TRICARE Online Patient Portal, you DO NOT need to create a new DS Logon account. You can use the same logon for the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal.
  • Once you visit the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal site here, you can also log in with a Common Access Card (CAC)

Body Composition Program:  Active Duty members who find themselves in need of a mandatory Body Composition medical appointment after having not met Air Force standard for the waist to height measurement will need to take the following steps to schedule an appointment:

  • Call the Wright-Patterson Medical Center Appointment Line at 937-522-2778 (Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Select option “1” to schedule an appointment
  • Select option “1” for medical appointments
  • Select option “5” for all other clinics. 
  • Ask the appointment clerk to book an appointment under the Nutrition Clinic/Dr. Sean Barnett. The appointment is for the Body Composition Group Medical Appointment.
  • In addition, ask the appointment clerk to book a LAB appointment one week prior to the medical appointment for your Lipid panel, A1C, and liver enzymes. Fasting not required.

Lab Services: Lab appointments can no longer be booked via TRICARE Online and patients should begin using the new online appointment process. Book your appointment online using the thryv website or download the thryv APP to schedule your appointment. You can also call the Appointment Line at 937-522-2778 in order to book a lab appointment. Select 1, then Option 1, then Option 5.

Pharmacy Services: After receiving a new prescription from an on-base provider, try the Q-Anywhere Activation Process – text “Get in Line” to 877-909-2578 and follow the steps. For prescription refills or to activate a new prescription from an off-base provider call 937-656-1656 before making the drive to the Kittyhawk Pharmacy.

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Wing’s Bar & Grille Grand Re-Opening

Fri., June 9 from 3 to 9 p.m. – Come out and celebrate the grand re-opening of Wing’s Bar & Grille! The first 50 people will receive a $20 FSS gift card! Enter a drawing to win great prizes, including a black stone grill! Try out our new bar game…Bottle Cap Bingo. And if you’re a Club member, receive a free appetizer with the purchase of an entrée. For more info, call 937-522-2160.

Wright-Patt Country Club

Introducing the Wright-Patt Country Club, where you can do it all with just one membership! Receive discounts off daily green fees, bowling, wood shop time, trap & skeet targets, archery, equipment rentals, tennis court times and more! There are four tiers to choose from…Dorm Resident, Silver, Gold and the exclusive Platinum package, which can earn you premium parking, VIP seating and more! For information on how to sign up, go to

Sounds of Summer

Thurs., June 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. – Turtle Pond – The 88th Force Support Squadron proudly presents this year’s Sounds of Summer concert series at Turtle Pond. Grab your blanket or chairs and join us for three great summer concerts! First up on June 29 is Zack Attack, a high-energy throwback band playing R&B, Hip Hop, Pop and Alternative music. On July 27, we welcome Fleetwood Gold, playing the best of Fleetwood Mac, from the early years to Stevie Nick’s solo career. Then on August 31, the series wraps up with Ryan Broshear, a country music artist with a powerful voice and energetic stage show. Open to anyone with base access. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Volunteers needed! If you would like to help out at any of the concerts, please go to and sign up!

Cardboard Regatta

Fri., June 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.– Patterson Pool – Flaunt your skills or take a spill in the ultimate cardboard boat race! Will you be able to stay afloat? Put your crew to the test and sign up now at

Entry is free and open to anyone with base access. Winners of each category will win a cool trophy! And of course, bragging rights! Rules are available at

Soul Food Buffet

Wed., June 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Wing’s Bar & Grille – Come out and enjoy our Soul Food buffet featuring fried chicken, mac & cheese, ribs, collard greens & more! Cost is $15.95 for members and $18.95 for non-members. Call 937-522-2160 for more info.

Lunch at Wing’s Bar & Grille

Soup, Salad & Potato Bar – Starting this Thursday, Wing’s Bar & Grille will be offering a soup, salad and potato bar Wednesday thru Friday from 11 am – 1 pm for only $12.95. The first Wednesday of the month will still be the Soul Food lunch buffet.

Auto Hobby Shop

A/C Service Special - June 6 to 9 – Auto Hobby Shop – Need your car’s A/C serviced? Bring it in to the Auto Hobby Shop for cabin temperature check, leak inspection and system diagnosis for only $30! Customer supplies refrigerant. Call 937-257-3310 to schedule your appointment.

Extended Hours Sat., June 24 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – The Auto Hobby Shop is extending their hours on June 24 so you have more time to work on your car! The shop features over 20 bays, five vehicle lifts and all the tools you need for DIY repairs and maintenance. For more info call 937-257-3310.

Pool Passes

The 2023 Outdoor Pool Season is here! Season and monthly passes are now available at Patterson Pool, Prairies Pool and Outdoor Rec. For more info, call 937-257-9889 or go to

Dodge indoor pool will be closed thru Sept. 5.

The Buildup

Prepare for the 2023 Sprint Triathlon with The Buildup! Events are free, the Sprint Triathlon is only $20 and participants will receive a shirt and medal. Call 937-904-9409 for more information.

June 10 – Mini Sprint Triathlon

July 8 – Splash and Dash

July 29 – Duathlon

August 19 – Sprint Triathlon

Registration is required for each event.

Courses at Wright-Patt

Match Play Championship - June 10, 11 and 17 – Courses at Wright-Patt - Entry fee is $25. Does not include green fees or cart fees. Prizes will be awarded. Must register by June 9. Call 937-257-4130 or 937-257-7961 to sign up.

Demo Day – Sat., June 24 – 11 am – 3 p.m. – Twin Base – Twin Base Golf Course will host four on-site vendors featuring the latest gear from Ping, Callaway, Cleveland/Srixon and Cobra. Customers can try the new equipment and get clubs fitted. No appointment required. Call 937-257-4130 for more information.

4th of July Shootout – July 1, 2 and 4 – Twin Base – July 1 – 2-person Best Ball, July 2 – 2-person Alternate Shot, July 4 – 2-person Scramble. Entry fee is $35. Includes lunch and prizes on July 4. Does not include green fees or cart fees. Must register by June 30. Call 937-257-4130 to sign up.

Father’s Day Fishing Derby

Sat., June 17 from 10 a.m. to noon – Bass Lake – Spend time with Dad this Father’s Day weekend by entering the Father’s Day Fishing Derby! Multiple chances to win prizes. Cost is $15 per participant and includes special event fishing license. Must bring own fishing equipment and bait. Register thru June 9 at Outdoor Rec, building 95. For more info, call 937-257-9889.


Adult Tennis Clinic – Thurs., June 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. – Dodge Fitness Center Courts – A certified tennis instructor will teach you the fundamentals of tennis, including how to hold a racquet and basic stroke techniques. Please wear proper shoes, clothing and bring your own tennis racquet. Loaner racquets are available. Pre-registration is not required but highly encouraged. Call 937-257-7248 to reserve your spot.

Cardio Tennis – Cardio tennis is a fun group fitness activity for adults looking to maintain or improve their fitness levels. Open to adults who are level advanced beginners and up. Classes are offered Mondays from 6-7 pm and Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm. $15 for members and $18 for non-members. Call 937-257-7248 for more info.

Youth Tennis – Whether they are beginners or have experience on the court, children will learn and improve their skills while having tons of fun! Classes are offered Saturdays from 9-10 am for ages 5-9, 10-11 am for ages 10-11 and 11 am – 12 pm for ages 14-18. $15 for members and $18 for non-members. Call 937-257-7248 for more info.

Tandem Skydiving

Sat., June 24 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Jump from 10,000 feet in the air and reach speeds up to 120 mph during a tandem skydive! Sign up thru June 14. Register at Outdoor Rec, building 95. Regular $250, R4R $150. Payment due at time of sign up. For more info, call 937-257-9889.

Mower Tune Up

Auto Hobby – Schedule to have your lawn mower tuned up at Auto Hobby for as low as $35! Walk-Behinds (up to 24”) - $35, Tractors (up to 36”) - $45 and Stand Ups/Zero Turns (up to 60”) - $65. Price includes blade sharpening, spark plug replacement, oil change, belt inspection and tire check. Customer required to provide oil and spark plug. Belt replacement is additional $25 plus belt. Call 937-257-3310 to schedule an appointment.

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 Air Force and Space Force Active Duty, Reservist, Guard, and DoD Civilian at Wright-Patt to host amazing, fun team-building events with your unit. FSS has many options to host your event right on base for little to no out-of-pocket cost. Contact your installation C3, Kaley Bartosik, for more information at, 937-713-2777 or

Information, Tickets & Travel

Kings Island Tickets Available - $45 for ages 3 and up, $18 for a parking pass. Stop by our office today inside the Consolidated Hobby Complex!

Dayton Dragons Tickets – Baseball season is in full swing, so get your Dayton Dragon tickets today at the ITT office! Tickets are $36 per pair.

Civilian Personnel Office – Are you an appropriated civilian employee with an HR question? Perhaps you are planning to retire soon and are curious about the process, or maybe you had a name change recently and are wondering how to update your records? Our staff are available to advise and guide you through the variety of administrative processes you might encounter during your federal service. If you need an answer to an HR question, gives a call at 937-904-3326, visit us in Building 2, or reach out to us by email at

Wright Patterson Junior Force Council caters to all junior members, less than 10 years of experience, non-supervisory GG-13 and below, O-3 and below, and E-5 and below. Add yourself to our e-mail distro and Teams page for updates and news on upcoming opportunities. Young Guns vs Old Pistols – the health, wellness, and networking challenge, has officially started and the Old Pistols are up 2-0 against the Young Guns in events! Registration will remain open for the entirety of the event. Sign-up here. Reach out to Brittany ( for more information and updates.

Clark State will be hosting a Military and Veteran Appreciation Day on June 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. at our Beavercreek Campus. This is a free family-focused event, we hope to have a great turnout. See the attached flyer for more info.

Attention Base Supply Customers: Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services is an excellent source of supply and can save your procurement dollars. Before you buy, check out the DLADS 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.

The 88th Air Base Wing Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) program will be offering two classes in June for CPI foundational information. We will answer questions such as “What is CPI?, How does CPI fit within the work center?, What are the steps of having a CPI event?”. This is a two-hour class offered on June 15 and 22 from 8 to 10 a.m. We are located in Bldg. 2, Area A (the CAC building) in classroom 262, just next to the (CAC) waiting area. Members can sign up in ETMS at The course number is MWECPI0000400SU.

Pollinator Expo – June 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wright Brothers Memorial: Join the Environmental branch of WPAFB and organizations from across the state as we highlight local pollinator initiatives. Join us for a native plant sale, a food truck, face painting, live bee demos and more! This family-friendly event is FREE and open to the public. Hope to see you there! The Wright Brothers Memorial is located at 2380 Memorial Rd.

The "DAF365 Hub" is your go-to website for all things O365, providing a wealth of information, training resources, troubleshooting guides, and more. Whether you're a seasoned O365 user or just getting started, The Hub offers a comprehensive collection of insights, tips, and best practices to help you leverage Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, and other O365 applications effectively. Simply visit DAF365 Hub - Center for: MS Office, Teams, Email, SharePoint/OneDrive - Home (

Base Thrift Shop- Donate, Consign, Shop – Great deals as we get ready to close for the summer on June 26.  Anyone with base access can make purchases at the Base Thrift Shop. Check us out on Facebook at: WPOSC THRIFT SHOP to see our weekly photo updates. Located in Bldg. 95, Wright Ave, WPAFB (next to Outdoor Rec.), about one mile from the Commissary. Hours of operation are: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is our last week for consignments before we close on June 26. 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.

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

  • Friday, June 9 from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Friday, July 21 from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Friday, August 18 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.

The WPAFB Admins Info Teams is an open (“public”) Microsoft Teams channel for administrative professionals at WPAFB, their mentors, and ANYONE who has an administrative role.  General questions can be submitted to the channel for assistance from the knowledgeable members of the WPAFB Admin Info Team.  The WPAFB Admins Info team caters to the needs of the Wright-Patt administrative professional.

Free Youth Sports Camp: Former University of Dayton and NBA basketball player Chris Wright and the Wright Way Foundation are holding free youth sports camps for children in K-8th grade, July 27 to 29.  Coached by professional and collegiate athletes, camps being offered are: football camp on July 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., cheer camp (K-6 grade) on July 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or a two-day basketball camp July 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on July 29, 9 a.m. to noon. All camps will be held at Trotwood High School, 4440 N. Union Road. A t-shirt and lunch will be provided.  Space is limited and is first come, first served.  To register, go to

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!

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 June 20 and July 11 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.

From Kimberly A. Watson, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility chief:Today, I encourage you to take a few moments to watch this short video entitled: “Gaining Confidence in Building Inclusive Cultures” LINK. Building/creating an inclusive culture can take time so look for progress over perfection.  As shared by William Raspberry: “And, yes, words matter.  They may reflect reality, but they also have the power to change reality—the power to uplift and to abase.” Looking back, I remember being told to choose my words carefully. At the time, I did not realize the true value of this life lesson. Do your words help support a workplace built on merit, dignity, and respect?          

You can also visit the AF eLearning (skillport) site to learn more about diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility topics.

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

Celebrate Global Running Day: Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to start moving. We encourage you to carve out some time today or later this week and put in some miles for your upcoming race at the 27th Annual Air Force Marathon or Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler! Not sure where to start? Check out our free beginner and intermediate training programs designed specifically for the Air Force marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K distances. The marathon and half marathon training programs began mid-May and the 10K and 5K training programs begin mid-July and end of July respectfully.

2023 Finisher Medals: We are excited to continue to be a leader in the industry with the 2023 Air Force Marathon finisher medals (marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, relay, Tailwind Trot) made from American steel for the fourth year in a row! The finisher medal portrays the featured aircraft and will increase in size based on the miles you put in. You can find all the official 2023 finisher medals and race shirts here.

Air Force Marathon – Free Training Programs: The 27th Annual Air Force Marathon is set for September 14 to 16, 2023. September 16 events include a 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 14 and 15 at Wright State University Nutter Center with the 5K held on Sept. 15. The 27th Annual event will feature three aircraft; HH-60W Jolly Green II, MH-139 Grey Wolf, and UH-1N Huey. Don't forget to check out the free training programs to help you prepare for your upcoming Air Force Marathon race. We have designed beginner training programs as well as intermediate training programs to help guide your training towards a successful finish. Lock in your race registration here!

Volunteer Registration Now Open - Air Force Marathon: It takes over 1,500 dedicated Flight Crew volunteers to ensure all of the Air Force Marathon events take off without a hitch! Our Flight Crew volunteers make this possible by giving their time with pre-race set-up, endless support during race weekend, and with post-race clean-up. There are opportunities for individuals and groups to help with shirt and packet pick-up at the Health & Fitness Expo, distributing water cups on race day, gear check, supporting the start and finish lines, and so much more! Register here today!

Race Transfer Information: Are you registered for the 2023 Air Force Marathon event and now want to transfer to a different event distance? Follow the instructions below to transfer into your new distance. Deadline to transfer is August 31 or until an event sells out.

  • Visit your participant dashboard and sign into your Race Roster account using the same email you registered with.
  • Select "Transfer" and then select "Transfer to new sub event".
  • Choose the new event you would like to transfer to in the dropdown and click "Start transfer".
  • Continue to move through the registration questions.
  • If you purchased additional products during your original registration, be sure to select them again when filling out your new registration. Your original payment will carry over.
  • Finish the registration process and you will then receive a confirmation email confirming your transfer.

The cost for all race transfers is $15 plus the difference between the price you originally paid and the current price of the distance you're transferring into. If you're transferring into a distance that costs less than what you already paid, you will not be refunded the price difference.

Air Force Marathon – Featured Guest Speaker: We are honored to announce Brian L. Slade is the featured guest speaker of the 2023 Air Force Marathon. He is a true force to be reckoned with - an accomplished veteran, writer, and entrepreneur with a wealth of experience in a variety of fields. With 25 years of military service, Brian has held command positions while in combat in both the Army and Air Force, earning numerous decorations for his service, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, and fourteen combat air medals. He is a veteran of several conflicts, including Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and his dedication to service has been a consistent theme throughout his life, both in and out of the military. Brian L. Slade will be speaking at the Gourmet Pasta Dinner on Friday, September 15th at the National Museum of the United States Air Force where a hearty pasta meal will be served buffet style with vegetarian and gluten free options. This special event is open to the public and the museum will be open to tour as well. Purchase your tickets here today! (Children 5 and under are free must still be registered).

Air Force Marathon – Finish Line Festival: We are excited to announce the Air Force Marathon Finish Line Festival and After Party have joined forces in 2023! In order to alleviate the stress and hassle of getting from one venue to another, both of these festivities will be held at the National Museum of The United States Air Force on Saturday, September 16th. This free festival is open to the public and will officially begin once the first person crosses the iconic finish line. Join family and friends in the celebration and listen to live music and enjoy ice cold beverages with a bite to eat. Stick around until 1:00 p.m. because you will not want to miss out on the announcement of the 2024 featured aircraft! Check out all the happenings here.

Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler - Registration Now Open: Registration for the 2nd Annual United States Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler is now open! Register for this upcoming event here! 2023 pricing can be found here. Veterans, retired military, active duty, reservists, National Guard, and ROTC of all branches will be offered a military discount of $5 off the in-person event. This 10-miler race will lift-off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on December 9th, 2023 and will be a part of the Space Force birthday celebration each year. The 2023 featured rocket will be the XSM-64 Navaho! The featured rocket will be portrayed on the official race shirts, finisher medals, commemorative patches, and more throughout the year. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @RunSpaceForce for the latest news and announcements.

Limited Space Available - MB-2 (NBS-1) Bomber Race: Registration is open for the 2023 History & Heritage Race Series. The featured aircraft of the 3rd Annual History & Heritage Race Series is the C-124 Globemaster II for the upcoming July/August race! Register here today! 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.

Blue Streak Time Trial - 25 Years Cycling:  The Blue Streak Time Trial 10-mile loop course takes cyclists on a scenic route around Wright-Patterson Air Force Base the second Tuesday of each month from April through October. Registration for the June 13th event is now sold out. Registration for the July 11th event will open June 14th. All Blue Streak Time Trial events are open to the public. We look forward to sharing one of the best and most safe cycling events in the region with cyclists of all talent levels from all over the Miami Valley and beyond! Learn more here.

Group Run every Monday at Skeel Ave. - Join us every Monday at 4 p.m. on the Skeel Avenue running path on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Area A) for the Air Force Marathon Group Run! All are welcome to run or walk the distance of your choice on the 2.2 mile out and back patch. Each way it 1.1 miles. A portable restroom is available onsite. Don't forget to bring your own hydration and nutrition as needed. See you Monday afternoons rain or shine!

Join Our Community - This Facebook group was created for anyone involved with or interested in the Air Force Marathon, Blue Streak Time Trial, Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler, Museum Mile, and History & Heritage Race Series. Whether you need some inspiration, training tips, or just want to stay up to date with any news or announcements, this group is just for you!

Puppies and Pizza, June 9, 5 to 7 p.m.: Come to the USO this Friday evening to enjoy some pizza and pet some pups! Open to military members and/or military families. Super casual. Pups provided by Best Friends Therapy dogs. If the weather is nice, we’ll be outside) Register so we know how much pizza to buy. Register here.

Deployed Family Dinner, June 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.: Deployed Families, drop by the USO and let us spoil you a little bit on Thursday, June 15th, at 5pm. Enjoy a catered meal and meet other deployed spouses and family members. Children will enjoy some crafts. You will enjoy some calm. Your military community and your USO are here for you. Register here.

Line Dancing at the USO Friday, June 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.: Monthly line dancing nights, on the third Friday of every month, free to currently serving military members and/or dependents who may bring one civilian guest. No experience required. These events are very FUN! No registration required. Join the fun! Light dinner and non-alcoholic beverages provided. 

Magic: the Gathering Board Game Night at the USO Friday, June 30 from 5 to 8 p.m.: Monthly game nights, on the last Friday of every month, free to currently serving military members and/or dependents who may bring one civilian guest. No experience required. No registration required. Make some magic! Light dinner and non-alcoholic beverages provided. 

Dancing Lessons at the USO Friday, July 7 6 to 8 p.m.: Monthly dance lessons, on the First Friday of every month, free to currently serving military members and/or dependents who may bring one civilian guest. No experience required. These events are very FUN! No registration required. Join the fun! Light dinner and non-alcoholic beverages provided. 

USO Wright-Patt is now open on evenings until 8 p.m.: Volunteers needed to fill evening shifts! The WPAFB USO center is now open Tues thru Sat until 8 p.m. This includes the center café, game room, and all amenities. Service members and family members – stop by for a snack and a beverage, or to use our Wi-Fi, CAC-enabled computers, or gaming consoles. Come build connections or take a break at the USO! 

To keep the USO center open with extended hours, we need to grow our roster of volunteers available to work evening shifts between 5 to 8:30 p.m. Do you have an evening free after work? Sign up to volunteer at or stop by the center anytime for a chat. We’d love to have you join our team. The minimum commitment is one shift per month. Contact Center Operations Supervisor, William Wigg, at  with any questions. 

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 at 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 

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Food Trucks are back in full swing with added locations to better serve their deliciousness with you! Watch our Facebook page for the daily list of Food Trucks near you! and

Kung Fu BBQ now in Bldg. 45! Serving their food truck favorites now Mon-Fri 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria area. The Birria Tacos are waiting for you!

Earn Double Points with Military Star. Use your Military Star Card on the 15th of each month to receive double rewards points for your purchases at your Wright-Patterson Express Stores.

Online appointment scheduling for Wright-Patterson Barbershops is here! Easily schedule your next appointment with our new online booking system. Book at your convenience, pre-pay for your service, and even check your favorite barber's schedule. 

You Made The Grade! Work hard and earn big at the Exchange! Wright Patterson students in first through 12th grades with a B average or better can bring their report cards to WP BX to receive an Exchange gift card, coupon sheet and a chance to win a $2,000 grand prize.

Starbucks, Subway, and Charley’s all offer catering! For your next office event, call the Food Court at 937-879-4317 and Starbucks at 937-879-4617 to arrange for Sandwiches, Wraps, Coffee, and more!

Salad Wednesdays at your Wright-Patterson Area B Burger King, Food Court Subway, Burger King, and Charley’s! Get $2 off any salad valued at $4 or more every Wednesday.  Dunkin will be announcing their Grand Opening Soon! The vacated Einstein Bagel Shop in AFIT is in the process of converting the area to house the very first Dunkin on Wright-Patterson. Stay tuned for Grand Opening Day information!

Floyd & Gerties, Bunker 27, and GNC in your Main Exchange Mall. One stop shopping for unique gifts and nutrition needs!

Micro Markets are Now Open in AFIT Bldg. 642, AFRL Bldg. 653, and Bldg. 16! You will have the convenience of self-serve with healthy options, snacks, and drinks 24/7 with the automated and contactless market!

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

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

DOD CIVILIANS and Coast Guard Civilians can shop and now can apply for a Military Star 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. With access to online shopping, DoD employees also enjoy MILITARY STAR benefits, like free shipping!  ***NOTE: cannot purchase tobacco, alcohol, or military uniforms.

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 Amy at the Exchange Recruiting Office @ (937) 879-1342. Apply now at and see where your future can go with the Exchange! #WhereHeroesWork

Fitness Under the Wings Returns with Free Yoga: Back by popular demand: FREE Yoga classes with Fitness Under the Wings! Class dates are: June 26, July 31, Aug. 28. All classes are from 4 to 5 p.m. in the museum's 2 building. Space is limited, and advanced registration is requested to secure your spot. Click for more information and to register.  Walk-in yogis will be accepted on a space-available basis. Free exercise mat for the first 5 participants each week. This event is made possible, in part, by the Air Force Museum Foundation. (Federal Endorsement Not Implied)

T-34 Fly-In and Flyovers June 9-11. Join us for a weekend of high-flying fun with a T-34 Fly-in and Flyovers. More than four dozen T-34s will arrive at the museum on June 9 and be on display throughout the weekend. Look up on June 10 as they take to the skies for formation flyovers showing off the capabilities of this popular and successful military trainer.

Stay Tuned for an exciting announcement about another Fly-In coming for 4th of July!!

Planes, Trains & Automobiles Model Event: Visit Aug. 12 to see a diverse array of unique model aircraft, locomotives and motor vehicles of all kinds featured against the backdrop of the museum's aircraft displays. Mark your calendar now, and continue to follow us here.