WRIGHT PATTERSON AFB

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

About Us

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Location

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is located in southwestern Ohio, in Greene and Montgomery counties. It’s divided into Area A (about 10 miles northeast of Dayton) and Area B (about 5 miles northeast of Dayton). The base is surrounded by the cities of Fairborn, Beavercreek, and Huber Heights. Gates 1A and 12A are open 24 hours, seven days a week and are the primary vehicle entrance points into Area A and Kittyhawk Center from State Route 444 in Fairborn. Gate 19B, off of National Road, serves as the 24-hour gate for Area B. read more

History

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The past, present and future at Wright-Patterson are all inextricably linked with the Wright brothers’ legacy. The stories of the brothers’ early years, their bicycle shop, their printing business and their early aviation efforts are in evidence throughout the greater Dayton area.

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Your Host

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88th Air Base Wing

The 88th Air Base Wing is the host organization for Wright-Patterson AFB. The wing’s workforce maintains more than 8,000 acres of land, a physical plant of over 16 million square feet and provides operational support for more than 100 associate units located at Wright-Patterson AFB. The wing manages two runways supporting an average of 47,000 aircraft operations annually in addition to handling the payroll, keeping records on the workforce, maintaining infrastructure, providing air traffic control, chaplain services, communications, legal, medical, security, transportation and weather forecasting.

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Arrival on Base

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Arrival on Base

24-hour arrival point is available for all active-duty newcomers on Wright-Patterson AFB. Information will be provided concerning your sponsor and unit orderly room, temporary billeting and meals. All active-duty newcomers should report to the Wright-Patterson Inns in Area A, Building 825, using Gate 12A. Automated attendant number is (937) 257-3451.

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Family Assistance

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Airman and Family Readiness Center

Phone............................................................................ (937) 257-3592

Website................................................................ www.wpafb.af.mil/afrf

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Medical Services

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Wright-Patterson Medical Center

Phone............................................................................ (937) 257-0837

Website................................................... www.wpafb.af.mil/units/wpmc

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Recreation and Attractions

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On-Base

Bass Lake Recreation Complex

Phone............................................................................ (937) 257-9889

Located around Bass Lake, a 42-acre manmade lake, the recreation complex is open year-round. The Recreation Complex offers camping, fishing, volleyball and horseshoes areas. It also has a boat ramp to allow you to put your personal state-licensed watercraft onto the lake. Only electric trolling-type motors are allowed on the lake, gas engines are not allowed.

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Major Associate Organizations

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Air Force Materiel Command Headquarters

Website........................................................................ www.afmc.af.mil

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Schools

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School Liaison Officer

“Taking care of our children, our future”

Phone............................................................................ (937) 656-0942

E-mail.......................................... Andrea.Attaway-Young@wpafb.af.mil

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Surrounding Communities

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Beavercreek

Website........................................................... www.ci.beavercreek.oh.us

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