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VOL. 3, NO. 9 | FRIDAY, April 26, 2024

What is Great Power Competition?

CSAF Leadership Short on Great Power Competition - What is Great Power Competition?
Air Force Television Pentagon (SAF/PAI)
Video by Juan Femath
March 1, 2024 | 1:12
What is Great Power Competition? Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin explains his perspective on it and the role the Air Force plays in ensuring our nation's military superiority. #reoptimization #DAFGPC More

Creating lasting community connections


Leadership Dayton at Wright-Patt 2024

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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base partnered with the Leadership Dayton program on an installation tour April 10 to build stronger community bonds. Leadership Dayton is a premier leadership development program designed to identify, educate and motivate a network of community leaders and increase their capacity to serve the Dayton region. (U.S. Air Force video by Jeffery Harris and Austin Smith)

Richards takes command of 88th Air Base Wing


88th Air Base Wing Assumption of Command Story

88th Air Base Wing
Col. Dustin Richards assumed the role of 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander during a ceremony April 9 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Richards, a career civil engineer, comes to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base from Washington, where he was senior military assistant in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Energy, Installations and Environment. (U.S. Air Force video by Jeffery Harris, Austin Smith, Christopher Decker, Hannah Carranza and Senior Airman Jack Gardner)

Conversations with Little Heroes

Conversations with Little Heroes - SSgt Thayne and Jude
88th Air Base Wing
Video by Dylan Kaericher, Austin Smith
March 26, 2024 | 1:50
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base invites military parents from around the installation and their children to have a conversation about what its like being a Little Hero as part of month of the military child. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base celebrates every April as a time to recognize our military children for the sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome as they serve alongside their military parents. More

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 while serving alongside their military parents. (U.S. Air Force videos by Dylan Kaericher and Austin Smith)

Dayton community partners visit Wright-Patt

Col. Dustin Richards, 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Team Wright-Patt welcomed Dayton community partners for a base tour April 10. The group got a look at daily operations and the overall mission as a part of the Leadership Dayton program. (U.S. Air Force photos by Daniel Peterson)

Norwegian Foot March


WPAFB Norwegian Foot March 2024

88th Air Base Wing
Ruckers took part in the grueling Norwegian Foot March at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on April 6. The event brings troops and base community members together and cultivates resiliency and partnerships. About 200 individuals completed an 18.6-mile road march while carrying a 25-pound pack. This year, participants came from the Army, Air Force, Space Force and ROTC units. (U.S. Air Force video by Austin Smith)

Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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 events throughout May to pay tribute to the generations of Asian American and Pacific Islanders who have enriched the nation's history and continue to be pivotal to its success. (U.S. Air Force graphics by Desmond Brittle)

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