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VOL. 3, NO. 8 | FRIDAY, April 12, 2024

Conversations with Little Heroes


Conversations with Little Heroes - SSgt Thayne and Ryland

88th Air Base Wing

Sign up for Little Heroes Recognition Ceremony

April is designated as Month of the Military Child. The Military & Family Readiness Center will host the annual Little Heroes recognition ceremony to highlight the important role Team Wright-Patt's children play in the military community. Each Little Hero will receive a medallion and certificate

When: April 26 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. *Participants arrive at 4 p.m.* Where: Grande Ballroom, Wright-Patt Club, Area A, Wright-Patt AFB.

Eligibility: Sign up by April 14. Children's parents who have deployed within the last 24 months and not previously attended a Little Heroes event. *Recommended ages are 4-12, but ALL children are welcome.*



Conversations with Little Heroes - TSgt Jones and Jameson

88th Air Base Wing
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base invites military parents from around the installation and their children to have a conversation about what it's like being a "Little Hero" as part of Month of the Military Child. Every April, Wright-Patt recognizes military children for the sacrifices they make and challenges they overcome as they serve alongside their military parents. (U.S. Air Force video by Dylan Kaericher and Austin Smith)

Richards assumes command of 88th Air Base Wing

Col. Dustin Richards assumed the role of 88th Air Base Wing and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base commander during a ceremony April 9 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photos by Ashley Richards, Daniel Peterson and R.J. Oriez)

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)

Top 1 percent

The chief master sergeants, active and retired, of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base gather on stage April 5 at the end of the chief recognition ceremony in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The annual event honored 11 Wright-Patt Airmen selected for promotion to the Air Force’s highest enlisted rank. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

88 FSS Information Fair

The 88th Force Support Squadron hosted an information fair and autism walk April 1 on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The 88 FSS School Liaison Office helps families navigate the local school system and ensures military children can achieve academic success. (U.S. Air Force photos by Ashley Richards)

Community and Base Events

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