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  • 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

  • Air Force Marathon relay returns

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Air Force Marathon’s three-person relay has returned and takes place Sept. 18.Registration will close after first 250 teams sign up. Relay participants, who must be ages 12 or older, can form a team under the following divisions. Men’s Women’s Mixed

  • Vaccine team makes progress in Detroit

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The 120 Airmen from the 88th Medical Group who departed for a COVID-19 mission in Detroit have been diligent by putting shots in arms.The team has provided 5,000 vaccines a day, and another thousand have been delivered by mobile vaccination teams, which local

  • Acting Air Force secretary visits Wright-Patterson AFB

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Acting Secretary of the Air Force John P. Roth visited Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on March 23 to get a firsthand look at various missions and a few of the more than 115 units and agencies that operate here. This was Roth's first visit to the base since he

  • 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

  • Readiness, qualifications drive combat-arms trainers

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO -- Readiness is a key component in the 88th Air Base Wing mission, and 88th Security Forces Squadron combat-arms trainers are there to make certain Wright-Patterson AFB personnel are weapons-qualified. Before deployment, many will need to visit Tech. Sgt.