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
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ABOUT

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.

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ARRIVAL

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.

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TRICARE Information and News

 

WPAFB Kitty-Hawk Pharmacy – Location: First Floor, Main Hospital, Area A

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed the first Thursday of the month, 1 to 4:30 p.m. for training.

WPAFB Kitty-Hawk Pharmacy / Satellite – Location: Across from the Exchange gas station and Shopette on Area A.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., full service; 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., drive-thru refill pickup only; closed the first Thursday of the month, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for training.

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For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN
 
 To be enrolled in an Ohio school, a child must be at least 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 or Sept. 30 of the school year, depending on the district. Check with the school in your area for other requirements.  

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.

 

Dayton Public School District
Beavercreek Public School District
Fairborn City School District

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
 

Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.

If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.

Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 

Ohio Department of Job and Social Services (937) 225-4148

Dayton Department of Public Health (937) 225-5700

Dayton Humane Society (937) 268-7387

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Base Operator (937) 257-7411

 

NAF Human Resources (937) 257-4173

 

Airman and Family Readiness Center (937) 257-3592

 

Child Care Resources & Referral Office (937) 656-8684

 

Unaccompanied Housing Office (937) 257-0377

 

Hope Hotel  (937) 879-2696

 

Wright-Patterson Inn (937) 257-5442

 

Personnel Support Office (937) 257-2547

 

Welcome Center – Areas A & B (937) 257-6506

 

ID Card Facility – Civilians & Dependents (937) 257-6506

 

School Liaison Officer (937) 257-3592

 

ID/CAC Card Processing (937) 257-2547

 

Commissary (937) 257-2060

 

Exchange – Area B Annex (937) 256-6780

 

Military Clothing Store (937) 257-6808

 

Dental Clinic (937) 257-9588

 

Medical Center (937) 257-0837

 

Veterinary Services (937) 257-6853

 

Judge Advocate & Legal Office (937) 257-6142

 

Chaplain (937) 257-7427

 

Information Learning Center & Library (937) 257-4815

Housing

On-base government housing is limited to those with the rank of O-6 and above. Privatized, military housing, located adjacent to the base, is managed by The Properties at Wright Field, 937-253-6009, and includes 1,536 family housing units, available to all ranks and DoD personnel. Call 937-257-6547 for more information.

Hickory Ridge
3.2 miles from base

Hickory Ridge is a beautiful, family-friendly neighborhood in Beavercreek, OH with highly rated schools.

Royal Point
3.7 miles from base

Royal Point is a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood within the highly-rated Beavercreek School District.

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Community

In Dayton, the summers are long, warm, and humid; the winters are very cold and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 22°F to 85°F and is rarely below 5°F or above 92°F. The warm season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 24 to September 21, with an average daily high temperature above 75°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 85°F and low of 67°F. The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 2 to March 2, with an average daily high temperature below 46°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 22°F and high of 37°F. The wetter season lasts 4.6 months, from March 24 to August 11, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 42% on June 8. The drier season lasts 7.4 months, from August 11 to March 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on January 28.

The overall cost of living in Dayton, OH is 8% lower than the Ohio average and 17% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Dayton, OH, the city’s goods and services are 7% higher than the Ohio average and 6% higher than the U.S. average.

Wright-Patterson AFB is located less than one mile from the city of Fairborn, Ohio, in Greene and Montgomery Counties. The City of Dayton is within 5 miles of the installation. Fairborn is a beautiful town with many shopping areas, restaurants, and parks. The town is also home to Wright State University. Dayton has many cultural events and museums, such as live concerts at the Hobart Center or Nutter Center, and the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The beautiful RiverScape MetroPark in Dayton offers a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy, such as ice skating, walking paths, and music festivals. Enjoy a baseball game with the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park less than an hours drive from base.

Some other points of interest include Carillon Historical Park, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Mad River Trail, and Goat Maids Farm. Another popular attraction, especially in the fall, is the Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs about 25 minutes from base. This family-friendly location offers hay rides, miniature golf, batting cages, a petting zoo and some really great food and ice cream!

Wright-Patterson AFB hosts one indoor pool and two outdoor pools on base. The Aquatic Department offers swim lessons for all ages and abilities, water aerobics classes, lap swimming, CPR and First Aid classes, and a Youth and Masters Swim Team. For more information about the Patterson Pool (outdoor), call (937) 257-5327. For information about the Dodge Indoor Pool, call (937) 257-3044.

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