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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  • WPAFB moves to HPCON Delta

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh. -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base transitioned to Health Protection Condition Delta on Friday, with a public health emergency in effect as of noon, due to rising numbers of confirmed COVID-19 “omicron” cases.“The Airmen at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are our

  • Enjoy winter outdoor activities safely

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh. --Winter weather is upon us, but that’s no reason not to get out and enjoy what the outdoors have to offer.Winter sports and activities are special because they’re available for only a short time. Here are some tips to help you maximize your time outdoors safely

  • A Pilot in the Making

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Throughout the military, there are individuals who exhibit determination to exceed their limits. This is the case for Aaron Staiger, a senior and cadet lieutenant colonel in Beavercreek High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC program.Staiger is showing those

  • Stay aware during emergencies

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - When an emergency situation occurs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Installation Command Center notifies the base community using two methods – the “Giant Voice” and AtHoc notification system.The “Giant Voice” activates emergency-notification signals in

  • Be smart, seen and safe while running

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The dense morning fog routinely generated here in the Miami Valley can present real challenges for those hitting the streets early to get a jog in before work.For early morning or any periods of reduced visibility, here are a few safety tips for you to keep in

  • Updated DOD Mask Policy as of July 28, 2021

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Masks now mandatory for indoor settings. New Defense Department guidance directs all personnel—service members, federal employees, onsite contractor employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask while indoors on installations or

  • ‘Aspiring leaders’ graduate from LEADership Wright-Patt program

    In line with 88th Air Base Wing values, recent graduates of the LEADership Wright-Patt program made a personal investment to develop into prospective Wright-Patterson AFB leaders by completing a five-month course on training, networking and exposure to various base organizations.Leading up to the

  • Air Camp attendees get hands-on learning at Wright-Patt

    A camper is shown the inside of a C-17 Globemaster III cockpit by Capt. Matthew Bush, 89th Airlift Squadron pilot, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, on June 14, 2021. Air Camp is a STEM program designed to raise interest in aviation among middle school students. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J.