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  • Air Force names 2020 Athletes of the Year

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force’s 2020 Male and Female Athletes of the Year both hail from Wright-Patterson AFB.Capt. Amber Hansen, commander of Global Activities Squadron Detachment 4 at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, and Airman 1st Class Michael Mannozzi, who

  • Category Management Council meets at WPAFB

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force’s Category Management Council met Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to discuss progress and analysis of the program. The council meets every quarter but has not had an in-person session in 18 months due to COVID-19 restrictions. Although

  • Commentary: Leading with emotional intelligence

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Being an effective leader in today’s workforce, one must possess emotional intelligence, the ability to understand and manage your own emotions in positive ways.When we operate at a high level of EQ, it helps us communicate effectively, empathize with others,

  • WPAFB Airman selected as one of Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of 2021

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Staff Sgt. Valerie Graw of the 88th Communications Squadron has added another prestigious honor to her career.After earning the 88th Air Base Wing’s 2020 Airman of the Year Award, she was just selected as one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the

  • Breaking barriers among the ranks

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A few years ago, a Jewish officer helped a Muslim judge advocate general applicant get religious-accommodation rules changed, which paved a new path for more Muslims to serve in the Air Force.On the first day she joined up, Capt. Maysaa Ouza, 88th Air Base

  • Security Forces bring out big guns at Army base

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. – For heavier weapons such as the M240B, M249, M2 machine gun and M203 grenade launcher, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base combat-arms instructors travel one state over to qualify personnel at an outdoor range.“The 7.62 mm bullets for the M240Bs are too large for our indoor

  • First sergeant overcomes severe wound with resilience

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — In December 2004, Senior Master Sgt. Benjamin Seekell joined the Air Force in Security Forces as a military working dog handler.In 2011, during his deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Seekell was conducting a routine foot patrol

  • Wing’s 2020 Airman of the Year brings maturity to work

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Having joined the Air Force at age 22, Staff Sgt. Valerie Graw brought more life experience than a typical recruit and a considerable work ethic to her career. Her achievements and positive mindset won her the 88th Air Base Wing’s 2020 Airman of the Year

  • Air Force Marathon prices increase March 8

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Participants of the Air Force Marathon can save a little money on registration this year if registered by March 8, when the second price increase will occur.As this year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Air Force Marathon, race director Brandon Hough is ready