Air Force

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 AFB

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.

Arriving at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base The closest airport is James M. Cox Dayton International Airport located 17 miles from base.
There is a 24-hour arrival point on Wright-Patterson AFB. Information will be provided concerning your unit orderly room, temporary base lodging and meals. All officers and accompanied enlisted members in need of inprocessing information from the 24-hour arrival point should report to the Visiting Quarters (VQ), Area A, Bldg 825, 937-257-3451, DSN 312-787-3451, using Gate 12A. If you do not need the assistance of the 24-hour arrival point, then report directly to the unit orderly room to which you are assigned.
Signing in from a PCS is no longer required. Members of Air Force Reserve components must report to the location specified on their orders.
Military Medical Inprocessing is held every Monday (except holidays) at 7:30 a.m. in the Wright Patterson Medical Center Auditorium. Spouses are welcome to attend! For more information regarding inprocessing, you can call 937-522-3583.
For the Wright-Start Orientation you can call 937-656-1386. Your unit Command Support Section will schedule you to attend Inprocessing and Wright-Start. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend. This is a mandatory event for all active duty members.

Base Population
There are over 102,000 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.