About Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is operated by the United States Air Force and is located in Ohio, roughly ten miles from Dayton. It currently employs around 27,000 people, including both military and civilian personnel. It is one of the largest bases operated by the USAF and counts as a city in its own right.
Wright-Patterson AFB began as the test site used by Orville and Wilbur Wright for the Wright Flyer in 1904. The area developed into two separate airfields, Wright and Patterson, which were acquired by the military and fused into a single base in 1948. The base served as the site of negotiations to bring an end to the Bosnian conflict.
The base currently hosts the 88th Air Base Wing and a number of highly significant USAF operations, such as the AF Materiel Command, AF Life Cycle Management Center, AF Research Lab, the AF Institute of Technology, and the National Air and Space Intelligence Center.