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Wright-Patterson AFB OH, 45433

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Wright Patterson Air Force Base



Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is located in both Montgomery and Greene counties of Ohio, and situated at a distance of 8 miles from Dayton, this is an Air Force Base of USAF, home to the 445th Airlift Wing. The base is the namesake for the Wright Brothers and Frank Stuart Patterson, who used the present-day grounds of the base for airplane testing.

The 445th Airlift Wing has some samples of the extraordinary C-5 Galaxy airlifter. The base is commanded by Colonel Colleen M. Ryan, one of the few woman-commanders in the USA. Wright-Patterson was established in 1948. The base does not have a stand-alone logo, but it is often associated with the emblem of 445th Airlift Wing, which features an iron hand, holding together three lighting bolts, the symbols of power and self-control. The stars, symbols of the U.S.A. are also present in this logo.



With a total number of 6,656 people, of whom 5,517 are active duty military troops, the base has a total area of 30 km2. Moreover, the training and educational facilities are very good, as it has a university of its own, medical learning centers, an institute of technology, etc. Housing can be done both at the base and off the base.



There is no primary mission to the base, but rather a multitude of these. They conduct research, the do flight operations and training, they are responsible with strategic management and many other such activities. It is probably a reason for which they receive press so very often. But another reason for the popularization of this base is the fact that it participates in the Dayton air show. It has received some wonderful reviews for this lately.