Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
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.
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.
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
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/.
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.
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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.
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.
Ohio Department of Job and Social Services (937) 225-4148
Dayton Department of Public Health (937) 225-5700
Dayton Humane Society (937) 268-7387
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
3.2 miles from base
Hickory Ridge is a beautiful, family-friendly neighborhood in Beavercreek, OH with highly rated schools.
3.7 miles from base
Royal Point is a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood within the highly-rated Beavercreek School District.
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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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