Wright-Patterson AFB

Location

Wright-Patterson AFB is the birthplace and home of aerospace and is largest and most important base in the United States Air Force. WRAFB  is located less than one mile from the city of Fairborn, Ohio, and located approximately 10 miles Northeast of Dayton.  It includes both Wright and Patterson Fields, which were originally Wilbur Wright Field and Fairfield Aviation General Supply Depot.

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History

The past, present and future at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are all linked with the Wright Brothers’ legacy. The Wright Brothers called Dayton, Ohio, home and Daytonians have long since called their city the “Birthplace of Aviation.” More information is available on the WPAFB

Mission

The base is part of the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC). The Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) team, together with partners in government and industry, develops, acquires, and sustains the world’s best aeronautical systems and supports customers with superior products and services. ASC also supports three other missions, which include the development of technology by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), support of base infrastructure by the 88th Air Base Wing, and provision of quality health services by the USAF Medical Center

Population Served

The base has a workforce numbering approximately 22,000 people; 6,274 active duty and nearly 12,000 civilians. Between 10,000 to 20,000 retirees also use the services offered by WPAFB. About 1,200 new military and civilian positions will come to the base with the numerous transitions of units from bases in states such as Texas, Florida, Arizona, New York and Massachusetts.

Base Transportation

A consolidated base shuttle system provides service between all areas, including Kittyhawk Center. The Kittyhawk Shuttle runs every 45 minutes, from 7:15 a.m. – 5:37 p.m., Monday thru Friday; the Express Shuttle runs every hour on the hour, from 7:30 a.m. – 4:24 p.m., Monday thru Friday; and the Area B Shuttle runs every 30 minutes, from 7:00 a.m. – 4:53 p.m., Monday thru Friday. After duty hours and weekend transportation is available by request for official business only, please call 937-257-3755.

Sponsorship

The INTRO Program was established to provide each incoming military member with a sponsor. If your sponsor has not contacted you within 30 days of your departure, telephone the INTRO manager at 937-257-2547 or DSN 312-787-2547. The base has a 24-hour arrival point for military personnel who are newcomers. The arrival point is at the VQ, Bldg. 825, area A, 937-257-3451. Use Gate 12A to enter the base. Information will be provided concerning your sponsor and unit orderly room, temporary billeting and meals. If you do not need assistance, then report directly to your unit orderly room.

A temporary mailing address should be established at once if you want to receive your mail without interruption. The temporary mailing address for ALL incoming PCS military personnel is: Postal Service Center, General Delivery, Your Name, 5435 Hemlock Street, WPAFB, OH 45433-5417. This mail will be held in the Postal Service Center, Bldg. 1226, Kittyhawk, Gate 38C, until called for or until an AF Form 624, Locator Card, is collected during in-processing. Mail will be forwarded to your new address. If you need further information, you may call the Postal Service Center at 937-257-6523 or DSN 312-787-6523.

Temporary Quarters

Customers will find comfortable accommodations at the Wright-Patterson Inns. TLF have two bedroom houses with a double size bed in each bedroom and a sofa in the living room that becomes a bed. They have a fully stocked kitchen, large refrigerator, stove, microwave, pots and pans, silverware, dishes, coffeepot, iron, ironing board, 1 large TV and a small TV in the bedroom. VQ rooms have 1 double size bed, microwave, small refrigerator, coffeepot, iron and ironing board, and TV. Reservations can be made by calling 937-257-3810 or DSN 312-787-3810 and should be booked 30 to 60 days in advance.

Lodging has a total of 10 Pet friendly TLF units. 8 – two bedroom and 2 – three bedroom. To check in guest will need I.D. card, copy of orders, credit card and pet(s) shot records if necessary.

Relocation Assistance

The Military Personnel Flight facilitates weekly in-processing and monthly newcomer orientations. Newcomers can be scheduled for both through the orderly rooms. The Airman and Family Readiness Center operates the Loan Closet. Newcomers can check out all necessary items to run a household, such as futons, tables, chairs, dishes, and more. Contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 937-257-3592 or DSN 312-787-3592 for more information.

Critical Installation Information

Although the base has several entry gates, they are not all open, and some are only open during the busiest hours. Check with Security Forces at 937-257-6516 or DSN 312-787-6516 for information.

Ensure member and/or dependents have the required passports and/or visa prior to final out-processing. Member and/or dependents are not allowed to final out-process without the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents. Members electing the accompanied tour will not be permitted to out-process without having the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.

These actions are necessary to prevent unforeseen hardships to the military members and their families. Therefore, as a last reiteration, it is essential, members do not out-process without having the appropriate passports/visas for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.

Contact Information

Adult Education Centers
Adult Education Center
2130 5th Street
Bldg. 50, Area B
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone 937-904-4801
Phone (DSN) 312-674-4801
Fax 937-904-4764
Fax (DSN) 312-674-4764

Barracks/Single Service Member Housing
Barracks/Single Service Member Housing (Dormitory)
5571 Hemlock Street
Bldg. 1216 (Kittyhawk area)
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone 937-257-0377
Phone (DSN) 312-787-0377
Fax 937-656-2635
Fax (DSN) 312-986-2635

Beauty/Barber Shops
Barber Shop
NASIC, Bldg 859, Area A
4180 Watson Way
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone 937 656-1746

Beneficiary Counseling Assistance Coordinators
Hospital/Military Treatment Facility
4881 Sugar Maple Drive
Bldg. 830, Area A
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone 937-257-0837 / 937-257-9166 Benefit Line (BCAC)
Phone (DSN) 312-787-0837/9166/0536
Fax 937-257-4107

hapels
Chapels
5012 Patterson Parkway
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone 937-257-7427
Phone (DSN) 312-787-7427
Fax 937-656-1153
Fax (DSN) 312-986-1143

Child Development Centers
Child Development Center – Wright Care
156 Spinning Road
Bldg 6933
Praires/Wright Care CDC
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone 937-904-8055
Phone (DSN) 312-986-8701

Citizenship and Immigration Services
Citizenship and Immigration Services
550 Main Street, Room 4001
J. W. Peck Federal Building
Cincinnati, OH 45202-5298
Phone 1-800-375-5283 (NCSC) / TTY 1-800-767-1833 / Military Family Help Line: 1-877-247-4645

Commissary/Shoppette
Commissary
Kittyhawk Center
Bldg. 1250
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone 937-257-2060
Phone (DSN) 312-787-2060
Fax 937-257-7228
Fax (DSN) 312-787-7228

Deployment/Mobilization
Deployment/Mobilization
Family Readiness NCO
Area A, Bldg 2
2000 Albrook Drive
WPAFB, OH 45433-5315
Phone 937-257-1147
Phone (DSN) 312-787-1147
Fax 937-656-2946

EFMP – Family Support
Airman and Family Readiness Center – EFMP Family Support
2000 Allbrook Drive
Area A, Bldg. 2
88 FSS/FSFR
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-5315
Phone 937-257-3592
Phone (DSN) 312-787-3592
Fax 937-656-2946
Fax (DSN) 312-986-2946

Emergency Relief Services
Emergency Relief Services
2000 Allbrook Drive
Bldg. 2, Area A
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-5315
Phone 937-257-3592
Phone (DSN) 312-787-3592
Fax 937-656-2946
Fax (DSN) 312 -986-2946

Exchange(s)
Home & Gardens
Chestnut Bldg 1238, Kittyhawk Area A
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone 937-878-8831
Fax 937-878-2432

Finance Office
Finance Office
1940 Allbrook Drive
Bldg. 1, Area A
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone Contact finance by email address for customer service
Fax 937-656-0904
Fax (DSN) 312-986-0904

Financial Institutions
Federal Credit Union (Wright – Patt)
2455 Executive Park Blvd
Fairborn, OH 45324
Phone 937-912-7000 / 800-762-0047

Hospital/Medical Treatment Facility(s)
Hospital/Military Treatment Facility
4881 Sugar Maple Drive
Bldg. 830, Area A
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone 937-257-0837 / 937-257-9166 Benefit Line (BCAC)
Phone (DSN) 312-787-0837/9166/0536
Fax 937-257-4107 Admissions Fax
Fax (DSN) 312-787-4107

MWR (Morale Welfare and Recreation)
Information Ticket and Travel
Bldg 1226, Kittyhawk Area A
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone 937-257-7670
Phone (DSN) 312-787-7670
Fax 937-257-2641
Fax (DSN) 312-787-2641

Military Clothing Sales
Military Clothing Sales
5400 Buckner Road
Bldg. 209, Area A
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone 937-257-2800
Phone (DSN) 312-787-2800
Fax 937-878-8359

Relocation Assistance Program
Relocation Assistance Program
2000 Allbrook Drive,
Area A, Bldg. 2
88 FSS/FSFR
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-5315
Phone 937-257-3592
Phone (DSN) 312-787-3592
Fax 937-656-2946
Fax (DSN) 312-986-2946

Loan Closet
Loan Closet
2000 Allbrook Drive
Bldg. 2, Area A
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone 937-257-2910 / 937-257-3592
Phone (DSN) 312-787-2910
Fax 937-656-2946
Fax (DSN) 312-986-2946

Legal Services/JAG
Legal Services/JAG
5135 Pearson Road
Bldg. 10, Area A
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone 937-257-6142
Phone (DSN) 312-787-6142
Fax 937-257-5937
Fax (DSN) 312-787-5937

D/CAC Card Processing
ID/CAC Card Processing
2000 Allbrook Drive
Bldg. 2, Area A
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone 937-257-2547
Phone (DSN) 312-787-2547
Fax 937-656-2281
Fax (DSN) 312-986-2281