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VOL. 2, NO. 5 | FRIDAY, March 17, 2023

Wright-Patt Honors New Chiefs

Wright-Patterson Chief Master Sergeant Recognition Ceremony was held March 3 in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The evening honored the 13 senior master sergeants, assigned to units around the base who were selected for advancement to the top enlisted rank in the Air and Space Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Norwegian Foot March

Airmen participate in the Norwegian Foot March event Mar. 4 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The march consisted of an 18.6-mile march with rucksacks containing 24 pounds. (U.S. Air Force photos by Hannah Carranza)

Coffee with a Cop

88th Security Forces Squadron hosted a Coffee with a Cop event where Airmen, Guardians and their families engaged with 88 SFS Defenders. Activities included demonstrating fingerprinting identification cards. Attendees were able to voice concerns with law enforcement while sharing coffee and other refreshments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Fink)

Skywrighter Briefs

K-9 Veterans Day Ruck

88th Security Forces Squadron participated in a K-9 Veterans Day Ruck on March 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. This year’s march helped raise donations for a nonprofit organization to go toward those affected by the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Figueroa)

Women's History Month Events


655 ISR Wing Change of Command

The 655th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing change of command ceremony was held March 4 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The ceremony honored both the outgoing commander, Col. Joseph T. Marcinek, and the incoming commander, Col. Philip O. Warlick. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez and Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Figueroa)

655 ISR Group Change of Command Ceremony

The 655th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group change of command ceremony was held March 4 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The ceremony honored both the outgoing commander, Col. Jennifer Mulder, and the incoming commander, Col. Eric Bernkopf. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Figueroa and R.J. Oriez)

Clean-Out Day

88th Air Base Wing’s Information Protection Directorate conducted the annual Classified Cleanout Day, March 10, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The Department of Defense requires all activities to properly destroy unneeded classified material at least one day per year. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airmen First Class Elizabeth Figueroa)

Community and Base Events

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MHS GENESIS: The Wright-Patterson Medical Center will be implementing a new electronic health record on June 3, 2023. 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. The Patient Portal will replace TRICARE Online.

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. As we get closer to the implementation of MHS GENESIS, we recommend that prescription refills get filled as early as possible to avoid longer than normal wait times.

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)

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Ultimate Dodgeball Tournament – Last Day to Sign Up!
Fri., April 7 – 11 am – 1 pm - 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.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Fri., March 17 – 3-9 pm – 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 – 9 am – 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!

Easter Eggstravaganza
Sat., April 1 – 10 am – 1 pm – Area B Softball Fields – Gather up the fam and come out to Wright-Patt’s Easter Eggstravaganza featuring an Easter egg hunt with over 5,000 eggs! There will also be a petting zoo, carnival games, DJ and of course…the Easter Bunny! Free to anyone with base access. Open to children of all ages. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Egg hunt for EFMP families only will be from 10-11 am. For more information visit

Kids Easter Crafts
Sat., April 1 – 2-4 pm – Hobby Complex – Kids can paint a festive wooden egg and pull behind bunny for the upcoming Spring season! Cost is $15. Sign up by calling the Hobby Complex at 937-257-7025.

Easter Egg Card Shoot
Sat., April 1 – 10 am – 6 pm – Rod & Gun Club – Come out to the Wright-Patt Rod & Gun Club for the Easter Egg Card Shoot! Thirty-five-yard distance. Closest shot to the center of the target wins and Easter ham! Club supplies the ammunition. Open to all ages. $5 per still target. For more info, call 937-257-3935.

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.

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.

Selfie with the Easter Bunny
Thurs., April 6 – 3-5 pm – M&FRC Office – The Military & Family Readiness Center invites you and your family to get your selfie with the Easter Bunny for Free! M&FRC is located on Area A, Building 2. Call 937-257-3592 for more info.

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 & 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
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

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
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  

The official photo studio WILL BE CLOSED March 30 until April 12. This also includes passport photos. For emergent official photos needs during this time, please contact the 445th Airlift Wing.

Senior Master Sergeant Release Party - Mar. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Wright-Patt Club. Please join base leadership in celebrating this year's Senior Master Sergeant selects at 2 p.m., Friday, March 17, at the Wright-Patt Club. Come support our teammates as they celebrate this milestone into the Top 2% of the SNCO tier.

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.
March 24: Mental Health Support for Military – Atlantis Room, Student Union

April 14: Suicide Prevention – Atlantis Room, Student Union

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:  AFIT’s Kenney Hall, Area B. 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 15 to 21: 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 "Nutrition: Get Your Plate In Shape" on Wednesday, March 15 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.," and “A Good Night’s Sleep” on Tuesday, March 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., both via ZoomGov.
Meeting ID: 161 241 3852
Passcode: CHPS
Please contact CHPS at 937-904-9359 or  for more details and information.

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.
Professional Development, March 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. *Base community only*
Leadership Panel Discussion, March 30 from 9 to 10 a.m. *Base community only*
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 22. (10-15 people per tour group) Registration link will be provided once available.
Every Saturday in March, 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:

Interested in being a Defense Courier?: Duties within the Courier Division range from line-work couriers dedicated to mission planning, customer coordination, and material distribution to the high end of the spectrum as our Career Field Manager (USAF/E-9). Roles of each duty station are similar based on administrative and operational requirements as a tenant unit of an Air Force, Army, or Naval installation. Must be a U.S. citizen and hold the paygrade of E-5 or higher. Contact Tech. Sgt. Justin Grate or Master Sgt. Eric Trumbull at 937-257-4200.

Base Thrift Shop – We accept donations during our business hours. We have a large selection of Blues, OCP’s, rank and insignia, outerwear, and headgear for active duty military members. Anyone with base access can shop at our store. 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 a mile from the Commissary. Hours of operation are: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Consignments are by appointment from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call (937) 879-5630 during business hours to book an appointment or receive more information. All proceeds from the Base Thrift Shop are used to benefit our WPAFB and the surrounding communities.

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 April 26 on Teams. Reach out to Brittany ( for more information and updates leading up to kick-off.

Call for volunteers to assist with Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM) events. Volunteers can sign up for the following events by contacting the Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) office via email at 88 ABW/CVS More details for each of the following events will be included in future weekly bulletins.

March 31 – Denim Drive Donation Bins Distribution. Volunteers can pick up donation bins/boxes anytime on Friday, March 31 from the SAPR office and distribute to various locations around base (Areas A and B), such as: Commissary, BX, DFACs, the Club, bowling alley, and Area A and B shoppettes and gyms.

April 4 from noon to 2 p.m. - What Were You Wearing Exhibit Setup. Volunteers will help set up the USO for the exhibit.

May 1 – Denim Drive Donation Bin Pickup. Volunteers can assist by picking up and returning donation bins/boxes to the SAPR office anytime on Monday, May 1. Bins will be located at various locations around base (Areas A and B) and further details will be provided to volunteers at a later time.

Updated Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) products. Please update your work centers with the latest SAPR trifold and flyer (attached) and as always, feel free to reach out to the SAPR office with any questions – 937-257-SARC (7272) or 88 ABW/CVS


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 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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.

Brand New Event - Museum Mile: The inaugural Museum Mile is set for Thursday, May 11th, 2023 where an open race, women's elite, and men's elite race will take place at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in celebration of their 100 years! This one mile course winds through the grounds of the museum before finishing under the wing tips of historic aircraft at the Air Park. Each finisher will receive a limited edition 16 oz. pint glass after crossing the iconic finish line! Registration opens Monday, March 20th. Learn more at

Tailwind Mascot Tryouts: We are looking for energetic, interactive, and engaging volunteers! Tryouts for our mascot, Tailwind, will be held on Monday, March 27th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Wright State University Nutter Center. The online application must be submitted and you will be contacted with more information prior to tryouts. If you are trying out for Tailwind, we recommend you bring along someone who can act as your handler so they can also learn how to help you get in and out of the costume. If you are unable to make these tryouts, we will do our best to schedule another day/time that works for you. Contact us at or 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!

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 April event is now sold out and registration for the May event will open on April 12th here. 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.

Air Force Marathon Challenge Coin: Snag your 2023 limited edition Air Force Marathon Challenge Coin today featuring three aircraft: the MH-139 Grey Wolf, UH-1N Huey, HH-60W Jolly Green II! The coin measures 2" in diameter and made of 10 gauge USA steel (approximately 9/64" thick). Learn more here.

History & Heritage Race Series: 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.

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.

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!

Line Dancing Scheduled for Fri, March 17 at 6 p.m.: USO Wright-Patterson is holding monthly line dancing nights thru May, free to currently serving military members and/or dependents who may bring one civilian guest. No experience required. These events are very FUN! Sign up on our website at Light dinner and non-alcoholic beverages provided.

Dandelion Club scheduled for Thursday, March 23 at 10 a.m.: Parents of preschool age children (target ages 3-5), join the USO and Greene County Public Library for books, a craft, and a healthy snack while making new friends with other young families. Open to 10 families. Register now 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, Instagram, and Twitter for a listing of promotions, specials, events, food trucks schedules and MORE!

Hey, Wright-Patterson! The Exchange Easter Egg Hunt is Back! Saturday April 8 at 9 a.m. at the Main Exchange AND the Home & Garden!

With Spring Comes Food Trucks! Your favorite food trucks are back with a few new ones, along with some new locations! Watch our Facebook page for the daily list of Food Trucks near you! and

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.

H&R Block located in the Main Exchange Mall to serve WP during tax season. If filing returns is too taxing, let the professionals do it for you! The Exchange has teamed with H&R Block to provide tax preparation services at a 10% discount. Call 937-306-2100 for appointment. Last Day is April 18 so don’t wait!

Micro Markets are Now Open in AFIT Bldg. 642 and AFRL Bldg. 653! You will have the convenience of self-serve with healthy options, snacks, and drinks 24/7 with the automated and contactless market! Look for another new Micro Market in Bldg. 16, Grand Opening April 4!

Dunkin will be announcing WP Grand Opening Soon! The vacated Einstein Bagel Shop space in AFIT is in the process of converting the area to house our very first Dunkin on Wright-Patterson. Stay tuned for Grand Opening Day information!

Coming Soon! Online appointment scheduling for Wright-Patterson Barbershops!

Subway is Back and now located in the Wright-Patterson Food Court! Serving hours are Mon-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 is 9 to 10:30 a.m. and Lunch is 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon. thru Fri., Closed Sat. and Sun. Woo-hoo! Croissants and French Toast Sticks are back!

Micro Markets are Now Open in AFIT Bldg. 642 and AFRL Bldg. 653! You will have the convenience of self-serve with healthy options, snacks, and drinks 24/7 with the automated and contactless market! Look for another new Micro Market in Bldg. 16! Grand Opening 4 April!

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 our 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!

HEALTHIER 4 U VENDING –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 @ (937) 879-1342. Apply now at and see where your future can go with the Exchange! #WhereHeroesWork |

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. Survival The Exhibition (

Museum Closure TODAY: 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:

Virtual Read Across America - The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force invites all Teachers and Educators to join us for the 2023 virtual Read Across America program. Teachers and Educators, no matter their geographic location, are invited to register for this FREE, unique opportunity! National Museum of the United States Air Force™ > Education > Schools > Read Across America (

Women’s History Month - Every Saturday in March, join us for a FREE special tour highlighting "Women in the Air Force." These tours are open to the public. No registration is required. Tours run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Events (