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  • How the Air Force is making it easier for aircraft maintainers to see at night

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – We all know that working in the dark with insufficient lighting makes the task that much more cumbersome. Good quality lighting is critical for maintainers when repairing an aircraft on the flightline.The U.S. Air Force has an inventory of approximately 5,500 four-wheel diesel light carts that provide
  • 445th Airlift Wing Commandos coming home

    It’s been about two months since seven Citizen Airmen departed Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio with only 24 hours’ notice to support COVID-19 relief efforts in New York City.
  • Wright-Patt Reserve Citizen Airmen deploy to NYC to battle COVID-19

    With only 24 hours’ notice, seven Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 445th Airlift Wing packed their bags, said goodbye to their families and boarded a C-17 Globemaster III bound for New York City, where more than 67,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19. The team of Air Force medical professionals volunteered to deploy in response to the coronavirus crisis in New York.
  • Beat the heat: Avoiding heat stress

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - During the summer months here outdoor heat is measured with wet bulb globe temperature readings. The WBGT is different from the heat index, which is a measurement of ambient temperature. Unlike the heat index, WBGT accounts for wind, cloud cover, and sun angle and is measured in direct sunlight.By measuring
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