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VOL. 2, NO. 21 | THURSDAY, November 9, 2023

Honor Guard Graduation

Honor Guard Graduation on Oct. 20, 2023 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James Johnson)

Local Combined Federal Campaign Event

A participant in the Combined Federal Campaign "Trivia with the Charities" event speaks with a representative with Breast Wishes Foundation at the Wright-Patterson Club on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Nov. 3, 2023. The CFC is the official workplace giving campaign for the federal community, allowing federal employees and retirees to support their chosen charities from thousands of participating organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James Johnson)

Final Blue Streak Time Trial for 2023

The final Blue Streak Time Trial of 2023, hosted by the Air Force Marathon Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James Johnson)

History & Heritage Race Series: Featured Aircraft Reveal

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The U.S. Air Force Marathon office highlights the SAM 26000 Presidential Aircraft, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Nov. 1, 2023. This is part of the History & Heritage race series highlighting some of the retired aircraft that have served the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force video by Christopher Decker)

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Community and Base Events

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Influenza vaccine: The flu vaccine is available for beneficiaries ages 12-64 on a walk-in basis in the Wright-Patterson Medical Center atrium. This includes active-duty members who may have recently missed their reserved vaccine times. You can stop in Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. until otherwise posted. The deadline for active-duty members to receive their mandatory flu vaccine is Dec. 8. If you receive the vaccine at an off-base location, keep documentation for your official health record. Patients 65 and older can receive the high-dose vaccine in the Immunizations Clinic.

At-home COVID-19 tests: Public Health has received a limited supply of at-home COVID-19 test kits. Beneficiaries are eligible to receive two test kits every 30 days (each kit contains two tests). As an additional resource, every U.S. household can again place an order to receive four free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home. Individuals can visit to order tests and get more information.

COVID-19 vaccines – The Food and Drug Administration has approved (ages 12 and older) and authorized for emergency use (6 months to 11 years of age) updated mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for the 2023-2024 season (news release).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also published recommendations for use of these updated mRNA vaccines:

  • Updated COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for everyone 6 months and older.
  • Older adults and immunocompromised individuals are at greatest risk for hospitalization and death.
  • In addition, healthy adults and children can still experience severe disease.

As part of the FDA decision, the bivalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech) are NO longer authorized for use in the United States; therefore, Wright-Patterson Medical Center cannot offer the COVID-19 vaccine at this time. Officials will share updates once the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines arrive for the 2023-2024 season.

The FDA has not yet authorized or approved an updated Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for 2023-2024.

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FSS Customer Appreciation Week

Nov. 6-9 – The 88th Force Support Squadron wants to THANK YOU for supporting our businesses. Stop in at any participating 88 FSS business Nov. 6-9 and register to win a $250, $150 or $100 FSS gift card! Visit for a list of locations.

Holiday greeting card sign-up

It’s that time of year again for your squadron or group to design a 6-foot wooden greeting card to be displayed across from Wright-Patterson Medical Center during the holiday season. Designs should be family-friendly and waterproof. Participants must be able to transport the card to and from the Consolidated Hobby Complex with their own vehicle. Card pickup is Nov. 9 and return is Nov. 17. So sign up today at

Wright-Patt tree-lighting celebration

Dec. 7 – 5-8 p.m. - Prairie Trace Golf Course – Bring the whole family out for the annual Wright-Patt tree-lighting celebration! Enjoy photos with Santa, live reindeer, dancing glow elves, kids toy bingo, hot cocoa, cookies and more. The tree-lighting ceremony will be at 5:30 p.m.

Volunteers needed! – Want to help with the tree-lighting festivities? We need volunteers to help Santa pass out gifts, be bingo callers, and assist with crafts, setup and teardown. If you or your team are interested, visit to sign up.

Electronics Bingo

Nov. 15 – 6-8 p.m. – Wright-Patt Club – Join us for another exciting bingo night at the Club! This time, prizes will be all electronics, including an Apple Watch, Meta Quest 2, Switch, Beats headphones and more. So come out and win a great prize for a Christmas gift or yourself. Cost for members is $30 and $40 for non-members. Doors open at 4 p.m., games begin at 6. No pre-registration required. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Call 937-522-2160 for more information.


Nov. 11 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Arts & Crafts Center – Want to learn how to make a frame and cut picture mats? Sign up for the frame-making class Nov. 11. Bring in a 4x6 image and leave with it framed and ready to hang. Cost is $80. Call 937-257-7025 to register.

Turkey Trot

Nov. 16 – 3 p.m. – Wright Field Fitness Center – Join the 88 FSS Fitness & Sports team for its annual Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run. Various prizes will be awarded and light refreshments served. T-shirts will be available while supplies last. Registration is not required. For more information, call 937-904-9381.

Turkey Shoot

Nov. 18 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Rod & Gun Club – Win a frozen turkey! Come out to the Rod & Gun Club for its 11th annual Turkey Shoot. Traditional card shoot is $5. For more information, call 937-257-3935.

Sunday football

Kittyhawk Lanes has all the 1 p.m. NFL games! Reserve a package that includes a large one-topping pizza, fountain drinks, unlimited bowling and shoes for only $24.95. Four people max. Lanes fill up fast so call 937-257-7796 today.

Winter snowblower prep

Get your snowblower ready for the winter season. Through February, the Auto Hobby Shop will check the air filter, spark plugs and oil for $35. Appointment required. Customer supplies any needed parts. Call 937-257-3310 to schedule your appointment.

Air Force Gaming League

Fall registration for the 2023 Air Force Gaming League has begun. Sign up and compete in major games such as Call of Duty: Warzone, Rocket League and Super Smash Bros. There are two divisions to join: pro and casual. To learn more about the upcoming season and register, go to

Sparetime Grill now serving breakfast

Looking for someplace new to grab a quick, delicious breakfast? Sparetime Grill at Kittyhawk Lanes has you covered! Stop in from 7-9 a.m. Tuesday through Friday for your choice of breakfast sandwiches, burritos, bowls, biscuits & gravy, hash browns, French toast sticks and more.

Want to pre-order for an early-morning breakfast meeting? Just call 937-257-7796 by 5 p.m. the day before and pick it up on your way.

Information, Tickets and Travel

Columbus Blue Jackets tickets – Get your Blue Jackets tickets today! Only $40 each. Stop by the ITT office.

Wright-Patt Country Club

Introducing 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 other perks. For information on how to sign up, go to

Massage therapy

Massage therapy is available Wednesday and Friday at Wright Field Fitness Center. Prices start at $35 for 30 minutes. Call 937-904-9381 to schedule your appointment.


Cardio tennis – Cardio tennis is a fun group activity for adults looking to maintain or improve their fitness levels. Classes are offered every Monday from 6-7 p.m. and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost: $15 for members and $18 for non-members. Call 937-257-7248 to reserve your spot.

Youth tennis – Whether they’re 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 a.m. for ages 5-9; 10-11 a.m. for ages 10-13 and 11 a.m. to noon for ages 14-18. Cost: $15 for members and $18 for non-members. Call 937-257-7248 for more info or to reserve your spot.

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 and Space Force active-duty service member, Guard or reservist, and Defense Department civilian at Wright-Patterson AFB to host fun team-building events with your unit. The 88th Force Support Squadron has many options to host your event right on base for little to no out-of-pocket cost. Contact Kaley Bartosik, your installation’s community cohesion coordinator, for more information at or 937-713-2777. You can also visit

Base Directory Line is live: Call the Base Directory Line at 937-257-1110 for a listing of the most commonly used telephone numbers on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Civilian Health Promotion Services – Nov. 8-14: CHPS is offering FREE cardiac-risk profile (glucose/cholesterol), body-composition (Bodpod/InBody) and blood-pressure screenings, as well as OBSERV skin analysis, to Air Force civilians only. Schedule an appointment in our office at Wright Field Fitness Center or visit during walk-in hours from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Monday and Friday. CHPS will be closed Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day.

This week’s briefings include “Smart Substitutions for Healthy Eating” on Nov. 8 from 1-2 p.m. in Building 50 (Area B), Conference Room 224; “Happy Healthy Holidays” (virtual) on Nov. 9 from noon to 1 p.m. and “Healthy Eating on the Go” (virtual) on Nov. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:

Meeting ID: 161 241 3852

Passcode: CHPS

For details, check out the “Civilian Health Promotion Services” attachment. Contact CHPS at 937-904-9359 or for more information.

Wright-Patterson Junior Force Council serves all junior members with less than 10 years of experience, including nonsupervisory GG-13, captains, technical sergeants and below. Add yourself to our email distro and Teams page for updates and news on upcoming opportunities. If you’re interested in running for a WPJFC Executive Board position, applications are due Nov. 9. Application documents and position descriptions can be found here. Reach out to Lexi Heironimus at if you have any questions.

Base Thrift Shop open Veterans Day Nov. 10 – In honor of our military members, you can stop by to shop the great deals. The store is open to anyone with base access. It’s open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Consignments take place on a walk-in basis only. Donations are accepted during business hours. The Base Thrift Shop is in Building 95 along Wright Avenue (next to Outdoor Rec), about a mile from the commissary. Check us out on Facebook at WPOSC THRIFT SHOP to see our weekly updates. Call 937-879-5630 during business hours for more information. All Base Thrift Shop proceeds are used to benefit WPAFB and surrounding communities.

Come join the Wright-Patt Chess Club for its weekly meeting Nov. 10 from 6-9 p.m. at Bookery Games in Fairborn (15 W. Main St.) right outside Gate 1A. Please bring your own chess set and clock. POC:

Fairborn Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. – American Legion Post 526 will conduct a Veterans Day ceremony at Fairborn United Methodist Church (100 N. Broad St.). Attendees can enter from the building’s Second Street side. Command Chief Master Sgt. Bill Fitch from Air Force Life Cycle Management Center will be guest speaker. In addition, the Air Force Band of Flight and Fairborn High School Air Force JROTC will take part. All are welcome to attend. For more information, email or call 937-284-2842.

The WPAFB Logistics Officer Association Chapter will tour Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility at Dayton International Airport on Nov. 16 from 2-4 p.m. The tour will be limited to 25 personnel. If you’d like to attend, RSVP via email to Rodney Hromada at no later than Nov. 13.

WPAFB LOA Chapter’s purpose is to promote the aims of the Air Force mission through dedicated efforts and promote quality logistical support to upgrade the image visibility and promotability of the professional logistics officer. The organization serves all logisticians in the Wright-Patt community. To learn more and stay up to date, follow the chapter on LinkedIn at

SafeTALK Nov. 14 from noon to 4 p.m. – This four-hour face-to-face workshop equips people to be more alert to someone thinking of suicide and better able to connect them with further help. SafeTALK empowers everyone to make a difference. See the attached “safeTALK flyer” for details. Sign up here:

America Recycles DayNov. 15 – Wright-Patt personnel are invited to tour the Recycling Center (Area A, Bldg. 293) on America Recycles Day. Tour times will be 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. No reservations are needed – just show up at one of the designated times. For more information, contact the Recycling Center at 937-257-4889. You can also visit to learn more about America Recycles Day.

“How to thrive this holiday season” classNov. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon – The Military & Family Readiness Center’s Personal and Work-Life Program, along with the Employee Assistance Program, will host “How to thrive this holiday season.” You can attend in Building 2 (Room 244) or join via Zoom (link available on attached “How to thrive this holiday season” flyer). The class is open to all services members, Defense Department civilians and contractors. For questions or more info, call 937-257-3592 or email

Unofficial photos – The next unofficial photo event will be:

·       Nov. 17 from 9-11 a.m.

·       December – no event scheduled

Location is Area B at the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Kenney Hall Auditorium. Availability will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Appointments are not offered.

Heart Link Spouse OrientationNov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Whether new to the Air Force or Wright-Patterson AFB, Heart Link Spouse Orientation provides opportunities to make new friends, learn about services and resources available at WPAFB, and empower you through your military spouse journey. The Nov. 17 session takes place at the Military & Family Readiness Center (Building 2), Room 244. To sign up or learn more, call MFRC at 937-257-3592 or email

Winter coat giveaway Nov. 18 from 3-5 p.m. – The Airman’s Attic at WPAFB’s USO Center is handing out free winter coats to the kids of service members E-1 to E-6 and O-1 to O-3 on a first-come, first-served basis. A total of 125 coats were donated for Airmen’s children by the Kiwanis Club of Beavercreek and there are limited amounts for each gender and age. Those eligible and interested must register by sending an email to with their last name, child’s name, gender and coat size needed. The service member will receive a confirmation email and need their CAC at check-in when picking up the child’s coat. For additional details, see the attached “Airman’s Attic coat giveaway” flyer.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshop Nov. 20-21 – ASIST is a two-day face-to-face course featuring powerful audiovisuals, discussions and simulations. At the LivingWorks ASIST workshop, you’ll learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, providing a skilled intervention and developing a safety plan. Two knowledgeable, supportive trainers will guide you through the course. Registration: See the attached “ASIST flyer” for details. For questions, contact the 88th Air Base Wing’s Integrated Prevention & Resilience team at 937-904-0992 or

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. The 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 at noon Nov. 21 and Dec. 5 on Zoom. Email for any questions and the meeting ID number.

Wright-Patt Mentoring Program: The Team Wright-Patt Mentoring Program is a voluntary opportunity open to all WPAFB military and civilian personnel. Using information provided by participants, mentors and mentees are matched and introduced prior to the kickoff meeting. As part of this professional-development opportunity, you can attend monthly checkpoint meetings (up to two hours) to hear from guest speakers, learn about a variety of topics (i.e., difficult conversations and feedback), receive mentoring tips and tools, and expand your network.

  • Enrollment dates: now through Nov. 22 (“Mentor enrollment form” and “Mentee enrollment form” attached)
  • 2024 program dates: January to June

Mentoring POC is Gary Sapp: You can also send questions or concerns to the Wright-Patt Mentoring Program org box at

SAPR “Catch All” annual training – Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office personnel will offer SAPR annual training sessions on the below listed dates/times in the USO auditorium. These are “catch all” sessions and NOT meant to replace the primary method of accomplishing training, which is using unit-level facilitators who have been trained/certified to facilitate 2023 SAPR annual training by SAPR office personnel. Sign up to attend at

  • Tier 1: Nov. 29 from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Dec. 5 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Tier 2: Nov. 29 from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Dec. 5 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Save the date! The 23rd annual Airmen Cookie Drive is set for Dec. 12. Help the Wright-Patterson Officers’ Spouses’ Club spread some holiday joy to single Airmen. For details, check out the attached “2023 Airmen Cookie Drive” flyer.

From Kimberly Watson, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility chief: This month’s PULSE Check topic is “Respectful Curiosity” (see attached flyer). I found this relevant quote by an unknown author: “Curiosity is the fuel for discovery, inquiry and learning.” I also wanted to share this short video titled: “Creating an open, inclusive dialogue about disability.” You can view it at Percipio video: Creating an open, inclusive dialogue about disability.

The Air Force e-learning site has migrated to Percipio: You can visit to learn more about diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility topics.

We are currently looking for a special emphasis program manager to lead Team Wright-Patt’s Hispanic and Empowerment Action Team and an SEPM to lead our LGBTQ+ Initiatives Team. If interested in learning more about leading HEAT or LIT, contact Affirmative Employment Program Manager Dawn Mubaslat at This would be a great opportunity if you’re interested in making a change, forming and fostering collaborative relationships, helping mitigate or eliminate barriers, and supporting our mission of creating a workplace based on merit, dignity and respect.

Wright-Patterson Women’s Initiative Team – Open to all genders, ranks, civilian and military personnel. Meetings are held the second Tuesday each month at 10 a.m. on Teams and in person. We are focusing on the following lines of effort: 1) supporting women in the workplace 2) resources for women’s health (contraceptives, nursing mothers, family support) 3) women’s fitness research. We support Air Force and Air Force Materiel Command WIT efforts. For questions or more information, email

WIT is a Special Emphasis Program under the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Directorate’s Affirmative Employment Program at Wright-Patterson AFB. Special emphasis programs enhance employment and cultural awareness of protected groups and support Affirmative Employment Program and equal opportunity initiatives by helping address professional development, advancement and training of underrepresented groups, so they have the chance to reach their full-employment potential.

WIT Special Emphasis Program manager: Maj. Elizabeth Foley

WIT champion: Kimberly Parrett

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

Group Run every Monday at Skeel Avenue – Join us every Monday at 4 p.m. on the Skeel Avenue running path at 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 is 1.1 miles. A portable restroom is available on-site. Don’t forget to bring your own hydration and nutrition, as needed. See you Monday afternoons, rain or shine!

New aircraft revealed: Air Force One race – Registration is open for the 2023 History & Heritage Race Series. A former Air Force One plane is the featured aircraft for the season-ending November-December race. The 3rd Annual History & Heritage Race Series is a virtual event powered by the Air Force Marathon, featuring retired aircraft that have shaped the Air Force’s airpower throughout history. With options to participate in the marathon, half marathon, 10K or 5K distance, competitors receive a finisher medal and patch portraying the featured aircraft for $30. Learn more and register here.

Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler – registration now open: Registration for the 2nd Annual U.S. Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler is now open 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, Florida, on Dec. 9 and be a part of the Space Force birthday celebration each year. The 2023 featured rocket is the XSM-64 Navaho. It will be portrayed on 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.

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 and announcements, this group is just for you.

USO Wright-Patt programs are open to currently serving military 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. USO Center staff can also be reached at and

Board Game Night at the USO (Magic the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Unstable Unicorns and more) Nov. 10 from 5 p.m. till close: Game nights, on the second and fourth Fridays every month, are free to currently serving military and family members, who may also bring a civilian guest. No experience or registration required. Make some magic! Snacks provided. For details, check out the “USO game night” attachment. *Note: There will be no Board Game Night the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Line dancing at the USO – Nov. 17 from 6-8 p.m.: Let’s dance! This monthly event is free to active military and family members, who may also bring a civilian guest. No experience or registration required. Pizza provided.

USO Wright-Patt open until 7 p.m.: Volunteers are needed to fill evening shifts. WPAFB’s USO Center is open Tuesday to Saturday until 7 p.m. This includes the center café, game room and all amenities. Military and family members can stop by for a snack and beverage, or use our Wi-Fi, CAC-enabled computers and gaming consoles. Come build connections or take a break at the USO.

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

Veterans Dale sale – What’s better than MILITARY STAR double points? Triple points! In honor of Veterans Day, Wright-Patterson cardmembers will earn triple points on all purchases made Nov. 10-12, plus save 15% at Exchange restaurants, 10 cents on every gallon of gas and $10 on a $25 purchase from mall vendors. For details, check out the attached “Veterans Day coupon.”


Toy Book sweepstakes: Wright-Patterson shoppers, the Exchange’s Toy Book sweepstakes is now live! More than $6,000 in trending toys and games are up for grabs through Nov. 22. Military shoppers worldwide can enter for a chance to win one of 85 prizes ahead of the holidays. See the “Toy Book sweepstakes” attachment for details.


$1,000 Exchange gift card sweepstakes: Wright-Patterson MILITARY STAR cardmembers earn the chance to win a $1,000 Exchange gift card in a worldwide sweepstakes every time they eat at an Exchange restaurant in November! For more info, see the attached “Exchange gift card sweepstakes” flyer.


Veterans sweepstakes – The Exchange is saluting veterans with a worldwide sweepstakes featuring $8,000 in tactical gear prizes. From Nov. 10 to Dec. 15, Wright-Patterson shoppers can visit for a chance to win one of 128 prizes. Check out the “Veterans sweepstakes” attachment to learn more.


“Your Holiday Bill is on Us” sweepstakes – The most wonderful time of the year is back: the MILITARY STAR “Your Holiday Bill is on Us” sweepstakes! Through Dec. 31, Wright-Patterson Exchange shoppers will automatically be entered to win every time they use their MILITARY STAR card. Five grand-prize winners will have their entire holiday bill paid off, and 35 other winners will receive statement credits.


National Military Family Appreciation Month – Wright-Patterson is celebrating National Military Family Appreciation Month by encouraging veterans and military spouses to consider a career with the Exchange. Learn more about Exchange opportunities at


Food trucks are back in full swing with added locations to better serve you! Watch our Facebook page for the daily list of food trucks near you –


KungFu BBQ in Building 45 – Serving your favorites with new hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday-Friday in the cafeteria area. Online ordering and catering options are also available at The birria tacos are waiting for you!


Earn double points with MILITARY STAR. Use your MILITARY STAR card on the 15th every month to receive double rewards points for purchases at Wright-Patterson Express stores.


Pay Your Way plans – Wright-Patterson Airmen and families can get more time to pay off their purchases with the MILITARY STAR card’s Pay Your Way plans, which enable shoppers to take advantage of fixed monthly payments at a reduced annual percentage rate. Plans are available at the Wright-Patterson Exchange and


Online appointment scheduling for Wright-Patterson barbershops is here! Easily schedule your next appointment with our online-booking system. Book at your convenience, prepay for service and even check your favorite barber’s schedule.


You Made the Grade! Work hard and earn big at the Exchange. WPAFB students in grades 1-12 with a B average or better can bring their report cards to the Wright-Patterson Exchange to receive a gift card, coupon sheet and chance to win a $2,000 grand prize.


Starbucks, Subway and Charleys Philly Steaks 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 Wright-Patterson Area B Burger King, Food Court Subway and Charleys Philly Steaks! Get $2 off any salad valued at $4 or more every Wednesday.


Dunkin’ is now open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at AFIT! The vacated Einstein Bagel Shop at the Air Force Institute of Technology has been converted into the very first Dunkin’ on Wright-Patterson AFB. A grand opening is set for Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. in Bldg. 642 (Area B).


Starbucks (with new drive-thru) has reopened! Get your favorite coffees and Frappuccinos again.


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


Bunker 27 also open in Bldg. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday.


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


HEALTHIER 4 U VENDING – If you’re interested in adding vending machines to your location, call the Exchange Services Office at 937-879-2713.

Coffee Café in Building 16 is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. serving coffee, breakfast, lunch and daily specials – always made to order. Use the code word “ABW Bulletin” and receive a cookie or chips of your choice free with any meal purchase.

DOD and Coast Guard civilians can shop and apply for a MILITARY STAR card. DOD personnel are eligible to apply for a MILITARY STAR account both in store and on With access to online shopping, DOD personnel also enjoy MILITARY STAR benefits, like free shipping! ***NOTE: cannot purchase tobacco, alcohol or military uniforms.

Specific MILITARY STAR benefits for DOD personnel include:

·       2% rewards on in-store and online purchases ($1 spend = two points; 2,000 points = $20 reward gift card)

·       Same industry-low annual percentage rate for everyone

·       10% off all first-day purchases at Exchange facilities

·       5 cents off every gallon of fuel on installation

·       10% off all food purchases at participating Exchange restaurants

·       Exclusive savings and financing offers

NOW HIRING at the Exchange – The Wright-Patterson Exchange is hiring for 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

Air Force Honor Guard drill team performanceNov. 9 at 3 p.m. – Join us for a spectacular precision performance by the Air Force Honor Guard drill team in the museum’s Presidential Gallery. The public will have an opportunity to meet the team from 3:30-4 p.m.

Discover Steampunk: A Fantastical Hands-On Adventure – How did thinkers of the late 1800s, including writers such as Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, envision the future? This new special exhibit is free and open daily to all museum visitors through Dec. 10. Created by Imagine Exhibitions Inc., Discover Steampunk is made possible by generous support from CenterPoint Energy through its partnership with the Air Force Museum Foundation. (Federal endorsement not implied).

After Dark: Steampunk Soiree (event for ages 21 and older) Nov. 18 from 6-10 p.m. – Steampunk is for grown-ups, too! Journey into a riveting world where the past meets the future, Victorian elegance fuses with steam-driven innovation and curiosity knows no bounds. The Air Force Museum Foundation invites you to an exclusive, adults-only, Steampunk-themed Soiree that will transport you to a realm of mystery, adventure and endless wonder. Visit for more information. (Federal endorsement not implied).

Hollywood Film Series returns to Air Force Museum Theatre with Top Gun: Maverick – Advance tickets are encouraged for the Nov. 26 showing in the museum’s giant-screen digital theatre. For tickets and info, visit (Federal endorsement not implied).

Holiday hours: The museum will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23), Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Catholic services:
Wright-Patterson Medical Center Chapel: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m.
AFIT: Tuesday and Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
Prairies Chapel: Friday at noon with adoration immediately following until 1:30 p.m., Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m.
Christmas services
Christmas Eve Mass: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Prairies Chapel
Christmas Day Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Prairies Chapel

Eucharistic adoration:
Prairies Chapel: Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Reconciliation: Before and after weekend Mass, confession is heard in the Blessed Sacrament Room of Prairies Chapel. You may also schedule an appointment.

Catholic Women of the Chapel:
Faith study: Tuesday at 10 a.m., Thursday at 6 p.m., Prairies Chapel Community Center
Monthly meeting: First Thursday of the month, 6 p.m. in Prairies Chapel Community Center
For more information, contact Joan LaPore at

Catholic religious education
Weekly: Held after 9 a.m. Sunday Mass at Prairies Chapel.
Catholic youth ministry: Activities take place at Prairies Chapel one weekend a month.
Catholic sacramental preparation: Classes are provided for youth and adult requirements.
Contact Catholic Religious Education Coordinator Emily Leigh for more information on any of these programs: 937-321-2518.

Protestant services:
Prairies Chapel: Sunday at 11 a.m.
Address: 682 Chapel Lane (Bldg. 6568), WPAFB, OH 45433 (Properties at Wright Field housing area)

Protestant Women of the Chapel:
Women’s Bible studies
Lunchtime Tuesday at noon in 88th Security Forces Squadron building, Commander’s Conference Room
Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in Prairies Chapel Community Center
682 Chapel Lane in Prairies housing – children welcome

Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. in Prairies Chapel Community Center
682 Chapel Lane in Prairies housing – children welcome
Lunchtime Thursdays at noon in Wright-Patterson Medical Center cafeteria
For information about PWOC, send an email to

Additional information:
The 88th Air Base Wing Chaplain’s Office, also known as the Religious Operations Center, has relocated from Kittyhawk Chapel back to Building 219 (5030 Pearson Road). For chapel info, facility and invocation requests: