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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  • Top 10 rules of hunting-firearm safety

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- This fall, many of us will take to the field in pursuit of various game species in and beyond the local area.Regardless of location, it’s critical that the utmost caution is exercised at all times when handling a firearm. Hunting injuries and wounds are often

  • CFC kickoff aids charities on base, surrounding communities

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Dayton District’s 61st annual Combined Federal Campaign kickoff is scheduled for Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the USO Center on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.The event will celebrate kindhearted contributions and support from federal employees,

  • 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

  • Name change shows step toward inclusivity, alignment

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Airman & Family Readiness Center has a new moniker, but Wright-Patterson Air Force Base personnel can rest assured the newly rebranded facility still provides the same-quality services and support.Lt. Gen. Caroline Miller, the Air Force’s deputy chief of

  • Celebration on tap for Women’s Equality Day

     WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Leading up to Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26, the 88th Air Base Wing will be celebrating the women who played vital roles in achieving victory and progress for the nation.This year’s theme is “The Reflection of Equality is YOU!”“We have the opportunity —

  • With school starting, make this year a safe experience for all

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Across the Miami Valley, area schools are beginning a new academic year. It is imperative that vehicle operators pay undivided attention to their surroundings.Students waking to and from school or the bus stop may not have pedestrian safety foremost in their

  • AFNET pushes update to Office 365

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is getting an upgrade to computer desktops.AFNET Enterprise is scheduled to push out a large upgrade to your desktop starting on Aug. 8. This will update Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and other

  • Keep sun safety in mind to prevent skin cancer

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Whether you spend time outdoors hiking, swimming or just relaxing in the backyard, limiting exposure to the sun’s harmful rays must be a priority.According to the American Cancer Society, more than 3 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in

  • Base moves HPCON level to Charlie

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will transition to Health Protection Condition level Charlie at 6 a.m. on July 19 in response to steadily rising cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations in surrounding counties."In accordance with DoD guidance published on June

  • LEADership group at halfway mark in 2022 program

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Participants in the LEADership Wright-Patt program have made a personal investment to develop into prospective Wright-Patterson Air Force Base leaders during this year’s five-month course.LEADership Wright-Patt kicked off in May and features 10 contact days,