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VOL. 2, NO. 4 | FRIDAY, March 3, 2023

Military working dog retires

A retirement ceremony for Morgen, a military working dog with more than eight years of service, was held Feb. 24 at the 88th Security Forces facility on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The retirement was followed by his adoption by former handler Staff Sgt. Pablo Gonzalez. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airmen Elizabeth Figueroa)

March: Women's History Month

In celebration of Women's History Month, the 88th Air Base Wing will host several events throughout March. This year's theme is "Generations of Women Moving History Forward," which highlights the triumphs of the past and champions the limitless potential that lies ahead for female Airmen. Events will include seminars, museum tours and scavenger hunts presented by the 88 ABW Special Observance Committee for Women’s History Month. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Matthew Fink)

88th CEG clears the way for enhanced mission support

88th Civil Engineer Group personnel clear land for helicopters to land during future training exercises near Bass Lake at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photos by Matthew Clouse)

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MHS GENESIS: The Wright-Patterson Medical Center will be implementing a new electronic health record this June. TRICARE beneficiaries should do the following in preparation for MHS GENESIS:
1.     Update all contact information on DEERS
2.     Create a DS Logon.
3.     Review the features of the patient portal.

Lab Services: Reduce your wait time at the lab by scheduling an appointment. Call: (937) 522-2778, Select 1 then Option 1 then Option 5 OR Book your appointment ONLINE

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.

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. Hours are 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on normal duty days (subject to change).

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

Prince & Princess Ball

Sat., March 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. - Wright-Patt Club – Treat your prince or princess to a magical night of music, dancing, food and fun! Featured will be a live DJ, photo booth and surprise character appearances! Cost for two adults and one child is $80 for members, $20 per additional child and $100 for non-members, $25 per additional child. Price includes dinner plus corsages or boutonnieres for the children. For tickets, call 937-522-2160 or stop by the Wright-Patt Club. Registration ends March 2. Payment due at time of sign-up.

Basketball Skills & Drills

Thurs., March 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Jarvis Fitness Center – Showcase your basketball skills in a series of challenges such as dribbling & passing, 3-point shootout, free throws and a half-court buzzer beater! Prizes for top competitors. Sign up at any Wright-Patt fitness center by March 3. Call 937-904-9409 for more info.

Spring Mower Tune Up

Auto Hobby – Schedule to have your lawn mower tuned up at Auto Hobby for as low as $35! Available March-April. 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.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Fri., March 17 from 3 to 9 p.m. – Wright-Patt Club – Come out on St. Patrick’s Day and celebrate with the Wright-Patt Club! There will be an Irish-themed menu available along with green beer and a live DJ! For more info, call 937-522-2160.

Shamrock Scramble

Sat., March 18 at 9 a.m. – Twin Base Golf Course – Two-person scramble. 9 am check in – 10 am shotgun start. Manually flighted, no handicap required. Cost is $25 and includes lunch and prizes for winners. Does not include green fees and cart fees. Come play in the scramble and have the opportunity to renew your Courses at Wright-Patt membership early!

Ultimate Dodgeball Tournament

Fri., April 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Jarvis Fitness Center – Dodge, Dip, Dive and… Dodge! Sign your team up now to play in the Ultimate Dodgeball Tournament and receive FREE team t-shirts! Prizes awarded to the top team. 6-8 players per team. To register, call 937-257-4225 by March 15.

Intramural Futsal League

Sign up to play on Wright-Patt’s Intramural Futsal League! Teams must have a minimum of 5 players and be of the same unit/squadron. All skill levels welcome. To register, call 937-656-5961 by March 31.

Rockers Lounge

During the Wing’s Bar & Grille renovation, Rockers Lounge will host the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night specials. To get to Rockers Lounge, enter through the Wright-Patt Club doors, turn left and down the stairs. First Fridays will be held in the Wright-Patt Club Ballroom.

Wednesday – Members Only – If you’re a Club member, stop by and enjoy free appetizers every Wednesday! Plus sign up for a member’s only drawing. Doors open at 3 pm. Not a member? Visit and click on the JOIN NOW icon.

Thursday – Taps, Toppings and Trivia – Build your own 10” pizza for only $10 and enjoy a game of trivia every Thursday! Connect with colleagues outside the office for a change and have some fun! Doors open at 3 pm.

Friday – Start your weekend off Wright with drink and food specials at the Wright-Patt Club! Doors open at 3 pm.

Youth Sports

Volleyball Registration – Thru March 17 – Youth Volleyball is open to ages 7-18. Cost is $55. Practice starts the week of March 27 and the season runs from April 8 to June 3. Register at the Youth & Child Development Complex, 156 Spinning Rd., Riverside, OH 45431. Email for more info.

Soccer Registration – Thru April 3 – Youth Soccer registration is open to ages 5-12. Cost is $55. Practice starts the week of April 3 and the season begins on April 22.  For more details, call 937-656-8693 or email

Track Registration – Thru April 14 – Youth Track registration is open to ages 7-18. Cost is $65. Practice starts the week of April 17.  Meets will be held in Yellow Springs. For more details, call 937-656-8693 or email


Back To Basics – Thru March 31 - This program is specifically designed to help Airman improve PT scores. 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:

Dragons Pre-Sale Tickets Available

Pre-Sale tickets for Dayton Dragons games are now available! Cost is $36 per pair (sold in pairs only). Call 937-257-7670 today!

Bowling Birthday Parties

Did you know Kittyhawk Lanes offers birthday party bundles? Two packages are available plus add-ons to make your child’s birthday extra special! Go to for more information or call 937-257-7796 today to book your next party!

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is now available on Fridays at Wright Field Fitness. Prices start at $35 for 30 minutes. Call 937-904-9381 to schedule your appointment.

Let’s Unite

Unite Open House – Wed., March 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Wright-Patt Club - Stop by to learn more about Unite and check out some fun opportunities for your next Unite event. 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. Let’s Unite! Contact your installation C3, Kaley Bartosik, for more information at, 937-713-2777 or

Coffee with a Cop – Friday, March 3 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Wright Field Leasing Office: Coffee with a Cop is a community event used to open the floor to questions from base housing residents to SF. In addition to free coffee, the 88th Security Forces Squadron will be hosting a Child ID Station. This station will allow parents to bring their children and collect fingerprints on a card. In the event authorities would need to locate a missing child, parents can give the card to the police. Child ID cards will be kept by the parents once fingerprinting is complete.

DAU is now offering select courses in a hybrid classroom setting. Students attend sessions at a designated time by connecting virtually OR coming to the physical classroom, while the instructor joins exclusively onsite and in the classroom.

Here are the current classes that DAU Midwest Region is offering in the hybrid classroom:

  • LOG 3500V-308 (13-24 March)
  • CON 7420V-303 (15-19 May)

To sign up, visit your Service/Agency registration site and sign up as you normally do for your DAU courses.  For future hybrid classroom offerings, monitor your Service/Agency registration site or contact:

The Wright-Patterson AFB Tax Center is open through March 17 for active duty personnel in ranks E1 through E6 and O1 and O2. Appointments will be available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays during regular business hours. Appointments are in person and all tax documentation must be present during the initial intake. Please call 937-904-2181 on or after Feb. 8 for an appointment or for more information.

If you’re outside the eligible ranks, other resources to assist with filing taxes are:

The Wright-Patterson Uniform Office is looking for PT wear test models March 7 to 9: Male and female models of all shapes and sizes will try on new PT shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies. Sign up at

Sessions will be 30 to 45 minutes and the uniform office is located at on Area B in Bldg. 63 (1901 Tenth St.) POC: or

Wright State University’s Veteran & Military center is offering the mental health workshops for any and all military-connected personnel. The workshops are free but an RSVP is required.

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

  • Friday, March 17 from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Friday, April 21 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 88 OSS/OSG Munitions Flight will be closed March 20 to 24 for the 100% semi-annual cycle count. All issues and turn-ins must be given to this office NLT March 15, so they can be processed prior to the cycle count. Only bona fide emergency issues will be honored during the cycle count. Any questions concerning this, please contact Mr. Siders or Mr. Rose at 257-7510.

Civilian Health Promotion Services – March 1 to 7: CHPS is offering FREE Cardiac Risk Profile screenings (Glucose/Cholesterol) to DoD Civilians only, body composition screenings (Bodpod/Inbody), blood pressure screenings, and the Observ Skin Analysis to DoD Civilians and Active Duty personnel. Schedule with us for an appointment in our office or visit us during walk-in hours Mondays and Fridays!

Our virtual briefings this week include "A Good Night’s Sleep" on Wednesday, March 1 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., "More Matters: Fruits and Veggies" on Thursday, March 2 from 11:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m., and “More Matters: Fruits and Veggies” on Tuesday, March 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., all via ZoomGov.

Meeting ID: 161 241 3852

Passcode: CHPS

The 88 ABW Special Observance Committee for Women’s History Month has a lineup of events tied to this year’s theme, “Generations of Women Moving History Forward”, highlighting the triumphs of the past and championing the limitless potential that lies ahead.

  • Women’s Health Seminar, March 8 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Wright-Patterson Medical Center Auditorium, Area A, WPAFB. The base community is invited to attend a seminar featuring the Women’s Health Clinic, 88th Medical Group.  Registration is required:
  • Women’s History Month Seminar with Major General Heather Pringle, Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, March 13 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Foulois Hall, Bldg. 146, 2210 8th Street, Area B, WPAFB. The base community is invited to attend a seminar featuring Major General Heather Pringle, Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory. Registration is required:
  • Professional Development, March 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Bane Hall, Bldg. 640, Rm. 248, Air Force Institute of Technology, Area B, WPAFB. The base community is invited to attend a professional development seminar featuring SMSgt Stephanie Zengerle, Airman Development Advisor. Registration is required:
  • Leadership Panel Discussion, March 30 from 9 to 10 a.m. at USO, Area A, WPAFB. The base community is invited to attend a panel featuring CMSgt Lloyd Morales, Command Chief, 88 ABW; Lt. Col. Amy Justus, Commander, 88th Comptroller Squadron; and Sergeant Giselle Galarza, Marine Detachment. Registration is required:
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force tours: Women in the Air Force – The Women’s History Month committee is teaming up with the NMUSAF to offer three ways to view exhibits featuring women in the Air Force.
    • Base employees will be able to register for a 2-hour guided tours on March 8 and 22. (10-15 people per tour group) Registration link will be provided once available.
    • Every Saturday in March (March 4, 11, 18, 25) there will be 2-hour guided tours open to the public, no registration required.
    • All March long you can participate in NMUSAF’s Women in the Air Force Person of Interest Scavenger Hunt. Check out the links below to get going!

Hangar 1&2:

Hangar 3&4:

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. Registration for Young Guns vs. Old Pistols - the health, wellness, and networking challenge, is officially live! Sign-up here. Kick-off will be 26 Apr on Teams. Reach out to Brittany ( for more information and updates leading up to kick-off.


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). 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.

AIR CAMP 2023 - Air Camp events have been announced online at All programs actively engage students (entering grades 4-12) and teachers (grades K-12 STEM content) in learning modules that are reflective of STEM in aviation and aeronautics with an emphasis on leadership, scholarship, and citizenship.  Scheduled programs include elementary student programs (entering grades 4-6 this fall) on a first come, first served basis while a complete application is required to be considered for selection to participate in all middle school programs (entering grades 7-9 this fall), high school programs (entering grades 10-12 this fall) and teacher programs (STEM content area grades K-12). There are two types of High School Events this summer; A National Camp this is 4 days, 3 nights in length, and A LOCAL EVENT THAT IS 4 DAYS, APPROXIMATELY 8 HOURS PER DAY FOR STUDENTS WHO WILL BE ENTERING GRADES 9, 10, 11 AND 12 AND WHO ARE DEPENDANTS OF SOMEONE WHO IS CURRENTLY, DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE. THE HIGH SCHOOL EVENT FOR WPAFB FAMILIES IS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 10 to 13 AND WILL INCLUDE UP TO 44 FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS. A highlight of all participants in middle school, high school, and teacher events is the opportunity to PILOT A REAL AIRPLANE! Registrations and Applications will be accepted online only starting February 15. Visit today to learn more and sign up to receive direct notifications by email as more information is available!

Wright-Patt Chess Club - Please come join the Wright-Patt Chess Club for our weekly meeting next week. The meeting will be held at the Wright-Patterson Club in the Fireside room (directly to the right from the main entrance) next Friday, Marc 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. Please bring your own chess set/clock.

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 March 7 and 21 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: In the words of Phil Jackson, a former professional basketball player, coach, and executive, "Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart." Remember to celebrate wins-even small ones!  Take a few moments to watch this short video entitled "Trust Makes Collaboration Effective"

What actions can you take to build trust among your team? 

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

The 2023 WPAFB Education Fair will be on June 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hope Hotel. Save the Date! You’ll get a chance to speak with representatives from over 40 participating colleges. See attached flyer for QR codes to check for information as the date approaches. Fair contact information,

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

Catholic Services: 
Med Group Chapel: Mon., Wed., Fri. at 11 a.m.
AFIT:  Tue, Thurs at 11:30 a.m.
Prairies Chapel: Fri. at noon with Adoration immediately following until
1:30 p.m., Sat. at 5 p.m. and Sun at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Eucharistic Adoration:
Prairies Chapel: Tues-Fri 1100 to 1330
Reconciliation: Before and after the weekend Masses, confession is heard in the Blessed Sacrament Room of the Prairies Chapel. You may also schedule an appt. with Fr. Moss. 

Catholic Women of the Chapel (CWOC):
Faith Study: Tue at 10 a.m., Thurs. at 6 p.m., both days in the Prairies Chapel Community Center
Monthly Meeting: First Thurs. of the month, 6 p.m. in the Prairies Chapel Community Center
Please contact Joan LaPore with any questions about

Catholic Religious Education
Weekly Catholic Religious Education: Held between the 9 and 11:30 a.m. mass times at the Prairies Chapel.
Catholic Youth Ministry: Activities take place at the Prairies Chapel one weekend a month.
Catholic Sacramental Preparation: Classes are provided for youth and adult requirements.
Please contact the Catholic Religious Education Coordinator for information on any of these programs. Melissa Weeks: 937-656-8258/  

Protestant Services: 
Kittyhawk Chapel: Sun at 10:30 a.m. 

Jewish Community:
For more information, please contact Chaplain Rodriguez:

Additional Information
The 88 ABW Chapel main office, also known as the Religious Operations Center (ROC), has relocated temporarily from Building 219 to the Kittyhawk Chapel, 2267 Birch Street (near the bowling alley and commissary on Area A) until further notice. Should you need assistance or have questions, please stop by or call at (937) 257-7427.

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

Register Now: Blue Streak Time Trial - 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 25th Annual Blue Streak Time Trial is now open here for the first event of the 2023 season scheduled for Tuesday, April 11th. A limited number of bundle registrations will also be available for all seven events (April-October). 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 & register here.

Expo Vendor Registration Now Open - Vendor registration for the 2023 Air Force Marathon Health & Fitness Expo is now open here! Achieve your marketing goals at this public, two-day event by promoting and selling your products and/or services to thousands of runners, health & fitness enthusiasts and spectators. The virtual race bag is the perfect opportunity for your business or organization to submit a digital advertisement, special offer, or message too! Learn more here.

Last Chance: Sea, Air, & Space Challenge: The 2023 Coast Guard MarathonAir Force Marathon, and Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler will continue this first-of-its-kind, cross-race challenge for their 2023 events in honor and celebration of the collaborative efforts of the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Earn an epic American made Sea, Air, & Space Challenge medal by completing any distance race offered at each of the three military race events! March 3rd is the last chance to register for this challenge along with the virtual Coast Guard Marathon. Learn more here.

Only 18 Spots Left: P-38 Lightning Virtual Race: Registration is now open for the 2023 History & Heritage Race Series. 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.

Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler: We are excited to reveal the 2023 featured rocket of the 2nd Annual United States Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler 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. 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.

Corporate Running Program - The Air Force Marathon corporate running program is a great way to promote wellness, increase morale, and encourage stronger relationships for your employees! Employees create their own running goals and choose to participate in any of our race distances – 5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon, Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge Series, or a virtual event. Your company can choose to subsidize employee registration fees or further incentivize employees by creating your own additional benefits. Join us on our journey to create a stronger, healthier community by creating a team and challenging your employees to run the Air Force Marathon! Learn more here.

Register for the 27th Annual Air Force Marathon here! The 27th Annual Air Force Marathon is set for September 14 to 16, 2023. September 16 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 14 and 15 at Wright State University Nutter Center with the 5K on the 15. The 27th Annual event will feature three aircraft; HH-60W Jolly Green II, MH-139 Grey Wolf, and UH-1N Huey. Register now 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, 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!

Coffee Connections Return on March 7 (Adults only) and March 9 (Kids welcome!): Military Spouse Coffee Connections are a great way to make new friends in our Wright-Patt military community. Stop by for a tasty treat and hot beverage, then stick around for conversation and connection. Open to currently serving Military Spouses. Please register on our website at

USO Wright-Patt is now open on weekday 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, Gina Franz, 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

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

Wright-Patt Shoppers Can Win a PS5 during MILITARY STAR card member Appreciation Event: Every time Wright-Patt Exchange shoppers use their MILITARY STAR card from Feb. 17 to March 2, they’ll earn an entry into a worldwide sweepstakes to win one of five PlayStation 5 prize packages, a PS5 console and game bundle!

Precision Tune Auto Care - Military Star offering 0% Interest + No Payments for 6 Months with Car Care and/or Tire purchases of $199 or more at Precision Tune Auto Care. Take advantage by March 31 to save and earn Rewards!

President’s Day Furniture and Mattress Sale with Military Star. It’s time to refresh your home and Save at the same time! Feb 10 to Mar 2, 2023 receive 0% Interest + No Payments for 24 months on Select Furniture/Mattress purchases of $1,499 or more when you use your Military Star Card!

Area B Burger King and Area B Express now open on Family Days!

Subway is back and now located in the Wright-Patterson Food Court! Serving hours are Mon. thru Sat. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They have your old favorites and soon to be new favorites, made fresh just for you! Oh, and don’t forget the cookies!

Salad Wednesdays at your Wright-Patterson Food Court Subway, Burger King, and Charley’s! Get $2 off any salad valued at $4 or more every Wednesday. 

Food Court Burger King now open for breakfast from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and lunch 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday, Closed Saturday and Sunday. Croissants and French Toast Sticks are back!

Micro Markets coming soon to Wright-Patterson! You will have the convenience of self-serve with healthy options, snacks, and drinks at any time with the automated and contactless market!

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

HEALTHIER 4 U VENDING – 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.   

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

Blood Drive this Friday under the wings of the B-52 in the 2nd building. See attached flyer for details.

Survival: The Exhibition is NOW OPEN: Come see what all the talk is about at this new special exhibit! Adventure awaits museum visitors of all ages with this new exhibit offering an interactive, informative and safe place to learn and test essential survival skills. This exhibit is FREE and will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The FREE exhibit culminates in an optional   Adventure Zone Zip Line and Ropes course that will be accessible with the purchase of an Attractions Ticket from the Air Force Museum Foundation, this additional experience will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Follow our website for upcoming details.

Museum Closure Wednesday, March 15: The museum will be closed on this day for Emergency Management Response Training (rescheduled from January). The museum campus will be closed throughout the day, but we will re-open at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 16.

Plane Talks March 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in honor of Vietnam Veterans Day: Interact with various subject matter experts stationed in the Southeast Asia Gallery near the aircraft or exhibit that relates to their expertise. Experts include veterans, active duty, former pilots, crew members, engineers, navigators, and more.

Let's Go Fly a Kite! Join us for Kite Week March 27-April 2. Grab your kite, pack a picnic lunch and come fly your kite on the museum's expansive front field! Visit our website for details: