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2. AIR / AFMC / Wright Patterson airbase

Last modified: 11 Apr 2021, submitted by: Joker

Country: United States    Region: Ohio

Locale: Fairborn

Latitude: 39° 49' 23" N     Longitude: -85° 57' 2" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE


3949'56"N 84 2'10"W Wright Patterson airbase; Ohio is one of the largest USAF installations
Former WW1 and 2 base. In 1946 Army Air Forces Technical Base being renamed Hq Air Force Technical Base in 1947. Redesignated Wright-Patterson AFB in 1948. The base hosted 58th Air Division, with several fighter wings (1955 1959); 4043d Strategic Wing, (1959 1963) and 17th Bombardment Wing, (1963 1975).

Current units:
- 88th Air Base Wing (host) operates the base, maintains all infra and provides all general base services.

- AFRC / 445th Airlift Wing operating C-17 Globemaster III's
-- 445 Maintenance Group with 2 squadrons; 445 Ops Group with 3 squadrons; 445 Mission Suppt Group with 5 squadrons and
-- Aerospace Medicine Squadron and Aeromedical Staging Squadron

- AFRC / 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Wing

- Hq Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) responsible for installation and mission support, discovery and development, test & evaluation, life cycle management services and sustainment for every major Air Force weapon system with subordinates:
-- Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) charged with life cycle management of Air Force weapon systems
-- Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
-- Air Force Installation Contracting Center (AFICC)
-- Air Force Institute of Tachnology (AFIT)

- DoD / National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) for the foreign air and space threat analysis

- National Museum of the United States Air Force

- Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton. A major DoD medical ​research command and the home of the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory and the Environmental Health Effects Laboratory.

- WP Medical Clinic

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