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VOL. 3, NO. 7 | FRIDAY, March 29, 2024

Wright-Patt, Big Hoopla partner for NCAA First Four

Team Wright-Patt helped kick off March Madness at University of Dayton Arena for the First Four matchups March 19-20. Col. Travis Pond, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, administered the oath of enlistment to new military recruits, while Airmen took part in pregame ceremonies both nights. (U.S. Air Force photos by Daniel Peterson and Ashley Richards)

SAAPM Events

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team will host numerous events for the base community throughout April in line with the Department of Defense theme, “STEP FORWARD. Prevent. Report. Advocate.” (U.S. Air Force graphic by Wilbur Wood)

2024 Annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign


2024 Annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign

88th Air Base Wing
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base kicks off the 51st annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign to encourage others to take care of our own. AFAF is an annual effort to raise funds for charities that provide support to Air Force families in need, including the total force, retirees, dependents and surviving spouses. (U.S. Air Force video by Dylan Kaericher and Austin Smith)

Duty calls

Col. Travis Pond, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, joins other leaders, service members and veterans from around the state as about 90 high school juniors and seniors commit to military service during Ohio Military Signing Day on March 12 at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus. (U.S. Air Force photos by Zion Dillahunt)

Celebrating Wright-Patt's newest Senior Master Sergeants!

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s newest senior master sergeant selects celebrate with Team Wright-Patt leaders at a release party March 22 in the Wright-Patt Club. This year, the Air Force selected 1,734 for promotion out of 15,151 eligible, a selection rate of 11.44%. (U.S. Air Force photo by Daniel Peterson)

Air Force Institute of Technology

Air Force Institute of Technology leaders honor distinguished graduates during an awards ceremony March 21 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The AFIT curriculum focuses on educating defense professionals to accomplish the warfighting mission through technological and innovative advances. (U.S. Air Force photos by Daniel Peterson)

Community and Base Events

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