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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  • Military Clothing Sales reopens in new location

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh -- The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Military Clothing Sales held a reopening ceremony June 30 next to the commissary on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.The store was relocated from Building 209 in Area A to the Kittyhawk Center in order to provide ease of

  • More than a road: The story behind Wright-Patt's Skeel Avenue

    It was October 4, 1924, the final day of the International Air Races at Wilbur Wright Field, now known as the flightline on Area B. Approximately 50,000 people came to witness the final event, the prized Pulitzer Speed Trophy Race. The trophy went to the pilot that maintained the top speed over a

  • Wright-Patt stages mass-casualty exercise

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Seconds after receiving a phone call that a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft reported an in-flight emergency, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Fire Department sprang into action.“The way the fire stations are set up, our firefighters can respond to an

  • Tips to keep rolling along safely

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- One of the best ways to get out and enjoy the warmer weather is to go on a nice bike ride. However, bicycling can also be dangerous.Here are a few tips to help keep you safe and make sure your next bicycle ride doesn’t end with you riding in an

  • New Wright-Patterson honor Guard members participate in graduation ceremony

    New members of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard demonstrate a six-man flag-fold during their graduation ceremony, April 25, 2022. Guardsmen demonstrated the full funeral service, including gun salute and taps, prior to receiving their honor guard badges. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J.

  • Holocaust events shaped 21-year-old’s decision to join AF

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh -- Senior Airman Steven Elgowsky, 445th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering aide and member of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard, exhibits a steady passion in telling stories of his Jewish heritage. It uniquely shaped his desire to join the Air

  • Drivers, pedestrians must use caution at railroad

    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 2016, more than 2,000 collisions with trains and motor

  • WPAFB set to host Air Camp in June

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will sponsor an Air Camp event for both high school military students and teachers this summer.The first event for high school students takes place June 19-24. Selected participants will stay overnight in dorms. All food and

  • Spring cleaning of garage calls for extra precautions

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH -- This time of year, many people like to reorganize and clear out unwanted items around their homes. If one of those areas around the house is the garage, keep these tips in mind when organizing and cleaning it.Ensure there are clear walking surfaces when

  • Watch for warning signs during tornado season

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH -- It’s that time of year again. As warmer weather slowly approaches, it’s important to brush up on your severe weather and tornado knowledge.Tornadoes are classified using the Enhanced Fujita scale from EF0 to EF5. An EF0 can produce light damage with winds of