Wright-Patterson AFB, OH Colleges

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Wright-Patterson AFB

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB) (IATA: FFO, ICAO: KFFO, FAA LID: FFO) is a United States Air Force base in Greene and Montgomery counties in the state of Ohio. It includes both Wright and Patterson Fields, which were originally Wilbur Wright Field and Fairfield Aviation General Supply Depot. Patterson Field is located approximately 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Dayton; Wright Field is located approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) northeast of Dayton. Wright-Patterson AFB is the largest base of the United States Air Force.

The host unit at Wright-Patterson AFB is the 88th Air Base Wing (88 ABW), assigned to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and Air Force Materiel Command. The 88 ABW operates the airfield, maintains all infrastructure and provides security, communications, medical, legal, personnel, contracting, finance, transportation, air traffic control, weather forecasting, public affairs, recreation and chaplain services for more than 60 associate units.

The base's origins begin with the establishment of Wilbur Wright Field on 22 May and McCook Field in November 1917, both established by the Army Air Service as World War I installations. McCook was used as a testing field and for aviation experiments. Wright was used as a flying field (renamed Patterson Field in 1931); Fairfield Aviation General Supply Depot; armorers’ school, and a temporary storage depot. McCook's functions were transferred to Wright Field when it was closed in October 1927.

Wright-Patterson AFB was established in 1948 as a merger of Patterson and Wright Fields. The 88th Air Base Wing is commanded by Col. Cassie B. Barlow Its Command Chief Master Sergeant is Chief Master Sergeant John M. Mazza.

The Base had a total of 27,406 military, civilian and contract employees that work for the base in 2010.

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Schools in and around Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Name
Wright State University-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $15,344 average out-state tuition; $7,781 average in-state tuition
Air Force Institute of Technology-Graduate School of Engineering & Management
Four or more years; Public; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
Carousel of Miami Valley Beauty College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
International College of Broadcasting
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $14,560 average out-state tuition; $14,560 average in-state tuition
Greene County Vocational School District
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
ITT Technical Institute-Dayton
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,748 average out-state tuition; $17,748 average in-state tuition
Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology-North Dayton
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit

Wright-Patterson AFB, OH Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
OAIMA Scholarship $4,000 October 10, 2016
Tagged For Greatness Scholarship $1,000 October 31, 2016
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016