Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
88th Air Base Wing, National Museum of the United States Air Force, 445th Airlift Wing
2000 Allbrook Drive, Area A, Building 2, 88 FSS/FSFR, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base just east of Dayton, Ohio, in Greene and Montgomery counties. It includes both Wright and Patterson Fields, which were originally Wilbur Wright Field and Fairfield Aviation General Supply Depot. Patterson Field is approximately 10 miles northeast of Dayton and Wright Field is approximately 5 miles northeast of Dayton.
Surrounding communities include Beavercreek, Fairborn, Riverside and Huber Heights. With over 27,000 employees, including military, civilian and contractors, Wright-Patterson is the largest single site employer in the state of Ohio.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has been a leader in military aviation development from the time of airplane inventors Wilber and Orville Wright to today’s aerospace age. The base covers more than 8,000 acres of land and provides operational support for more than 100 associate units located at Wright-Patterson. There are two runways, supporting an average of 47,000 aircraft operations every year. The base is divided into two areas – A and B. Ohio SR 444 runs between the two areas.
The base is headquarters for a vast, worldwide logistics system, a world-class laboratory research function, and is the foremost acquisition and development center in the U.S. Air Force. Dozens of associate organizations representing a broad spectrum of Air Force and Department of Defense activities call Wright-Patterson home. The base is comparable to a medium sized city with services ranging from shopping facilities and child care centers to housing areas and Wright-Patterson Medical Center.
There are over 102,000 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.