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VOL. 3, NO. 10 | FRIDAY, May 10, 2024

Meet Col. Dustin Richards, 88 ABW Commander


Meet Col. Dustin Richards, 88 ABW Commander

88th Air Base Wing

Wright-Patt to mark Police Week with events, tributes

Wing commander, chief join NCO lunch-in

Col. Dustin Richards, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Lloyd Morales, 88 ABW command chief, answer questions during a lunch-in with NCOs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The May 2 lunch gave NCOs an opportunity to address Airmen concerns, ranging from base communication to dormitories. (U.S. Air Force photos by Daniel Peterson)

Celebrating Team Wright-Patt Military Children!


Month of the Military Child Parade at WPAFB

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Wright-Patt Airmen and base child development centers held a Month of the Military Child parade April 19! In case you're curious as to why there's so much purple...purple symbolizes military children from all U.S. armed forces branches. (U.S. Air Force video by Austin Smith)

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Festival on tap

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and this year's theme is "Advancing leaders through innovation." The 88th Air Base Wing's Special Observance Committee for AAPI will host a free festival May 30 from noon to 3 p.m. at Jarvis Fitness Center on Area A. It will feature Asian food samplings, cultural events, resource booths and a bounce house. In line with this year's theme, the event will pay tribute to the generations of Asian American and Pacific Islanders who enriched the nation's history and continue to be pivotal in its success. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Desmond Brittle)

2024 Norwegian Foot March

Col. Sean Brazel, 88th Mission Support Group commander, and Maj. Arild Stangenes, the Air Force Security Assistance Center’s Norwegian foreign liaison officer, welcomed more than 200 military members, veterans and dependents to this year's Norwegian Foot March on April 6 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The 88th Security Forces Squadron hosted the event, which consists of an 18.6-mile road march carrying a 25-pound rucksack. (U.S. Air Force photos by Ashley Richards)

Inspiring Future Engineers


AFIT Engineers Week 2024

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More than 300 students from local middle and high schools saw a few ways the Air Force uses engineering power to meet the nation's needs during the Air Force Institute of Technology's Engineers Week at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. AFIT students and faculty answered questions and conducted demonstrations that also highlighted how engineering is used in our daily lives. (U.S. Air Force video by Jeffery Harris and Austin Smith)

Dedication to care: Emergency Room Fast Track


88 MDG Emergency Room Fast Track

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The Emergency Room at the Wright-Patterson Medical Center at Wright-Patt AFB offers a fast track service to all beneficiaries to quickly take care of minor or urgent complaints and unable to see their primary care manager. (U.S. Air Force video by Austin Smith)

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88 ABW Public Affairs Editorial Staff 

Col. Dustin Richards 88 ABW Commander
Bob Purtiman Chief, WPAFB Installation Public Affairs
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