Staff Sgts. Robert Gibson and Joshua Sweetman, 445th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, put out an aircraft structural fire during live-fire training, Sept. 9, 2022 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Eight members of the 445th Civil Engineer Squadron fire and emergency services teamed up with the 788th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department for a live-fire training exercise, Sept. 9, 2022.



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  • Keep caution in mind when using home space heaters

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The high cost of heating oil and natural gas, combined with energy-saving efforts, raises the potential for increased use of alternative sources.Space heaters and other supplemental-heating devices may be viewed by a lot of people as a good alternative. They

  • Guest speaker to honor legacy of MLK Jr.

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Ahead of MLK Day, the 88th Air Base Wing will honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a special guest speaker event Jan. 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the USO Center.   The enduring Department of Defense theme for MLK Day is “Remember! Celebrate!

  • 2022 CFC final week: Pledge to be a ‘change-maker’

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- During this last week of the Combined Federal Campaign, the Wright-Patterson 2022 CFC committee challenges Team Wright-Patt to drive change and help the annual fundraising effort finish strong.  The final day to give using the CFC online system is Jan. 14. Go

  • Wright-Patterson AFB to close Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. for inclement weather

    WRIGHT- PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will close at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, in anticipation of the forecasted winter storm expected to move throughout the region during the next few days.Base-essential employees must use Gates 12A and 22B.Only emergency medical

  • Hazardous weather could affect base reporting, operations

     WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Winter weather may impact reporting procedures and operating hours for base personnel.  “The procedures are based on my principle of fostering a safe, secure and operational environment for conducting the mission, which is vital to defending our nation,” said

  • Don’t get burned by your Christmas tree

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh -- The holidays are a time when families gather and celebrate traditions. For many, one of those traditions is the Christmas tree.While this is by far among the most popular, it can also be one of the deadliest.According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Christmas

  • Drivers, pedestrians must use caution at railroad crossings

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Ohio is among the nation’s busiest states in railroad operations. It’s home to nearly 40 railroads that operate thousands of trains every day over 4,500 miles of track and 6,100 public-grade crossings.In 2021, there were 2,145 collisions between trains and

  • Beware of scam charities this holiday season

    DAYTON, Ohio – Although you may want to help charities in need, be cautious of those that are only trying to scam you into giving them money.Scammers know people tend to be more generous during the holidays, making it the perfect time to target their victims. However, don’t let them stop you from

  • LEADership group graduates

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Participants in the LEADership Wright-Patt program wrapped up their five-month course during a formal graduation ceremony Sept. 15 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.The graduates made a personal investment to develop into prospective Wright-Patt

  • 2022 Cybersecurity Awareness Month on horizon

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- October will mark the 19th year for Cybersecurity Awareness Month.The CSAM program spans the entire month, raises awareness of cybersecurity’s importance across the nation and ensures everyone (military, civilians, contractors, family members) has the