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VOL. 3, NO. 6 | FRIDAY, March 15, 2024

Honoring Service

Col. Travis Pond, 88th Air Base Wing commander, administered the oath of enlistment for Delayed Entry Program recruits Feb. 29 during the Columbus Blue Jackets’ annual Military Appreciation Night at Nationwide Arena. Pregame events included a family skate and friendly exhibition between former NHL players and the Wright Flyers, a recreation team made up of military and civilian personnel from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photos by Ashley Richards)

🎬Wright B Flyer Incorporated Story


Wright B Flyer Incorporated Story

88th Air Base Wing
This story captures the nostalgia and history of the Wright B Flyer Incorporated organization, its members and ties to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. For a generation, Wright “B” Flyer Inc. has celebrated the legacy of the Wright brothers in Dayton by flying and displaying a modern lookalike of their first production airplane—the Model B. (U.S. Air Force video by Jeff Harris, Christopher Decker, Austin Smith and David Clingerman)

Field of Flames

The 88th Civil Engineer Group at Wright-Patt partnered with Five Rivers MetroParks to coordinate and manage a prescribed burn at Huffman Prairie and grassy areas around the flightline at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, March 13, 2024. (U.S. Air Force photos by Daniel Peterson)

Women's History Month

The 88th Air Base Wing's Special Observance Committee for Women’s History Month hosted a women's health panel with speakers from the 88th Medical Group on March 8 at Wright-Patterson Medical Center. (U.S. Air Force photos by Ashley Richards)
The 88th Air Base Wing's Special Observance Committee for Women's History Month will host celebration events throughout March. They include a Book Club discussion, museum tours and scavenger hunts. This year's theme is “Women Breaking Barriers, Building the Future,” in honor of the contributions and service of military and civilian women. (U.S. Air Force graphics by Desmond Brittle)

Community and Base Events

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