Airmen and military families at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base can save on educational essentials during a special back-to-school sidewalk sale Sept. 28-30. The event, which coincides with the Defense Commissary Agency’s Back-to-School Sidewalk Sale, will feature a host of offers, attractions and activities, including: Backpack giveaways; Military Star information and promotional giveaways; Dorm necessities on display from Home & Garden (such as small refridgerators, cookware sets, etc.).
Home School STEM Day planned at AF Museum
Home school students can explore the world's largest aviation museum and learn about aviation history and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics during Home School STEM Day Oct. 2 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. During the event, home school children, ages 5-18, can participate in a number of free educational activities, many focusing on STEM themes. There is no advance registration; however, there is limited seating capacity for some programs. For more information, visit <em>www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.</em>
Celebration to honor 100th anniversary of McCook Field
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is celebrating the 100th anniversary of McCook Field on Oct. 5 at 1:30 p.m. at the old McCook Field site. The old field lies just north of downtown Dayton, along the east side of the Great Miami River next to Kettering Field. There will be a picnic starting at 11 a.m., with the Air Force Band of Flight’s Systems Go playing music. After the formal ceremony, there will be a kickball tournament along with live musical performance by Breaking 5-0-5. The celebration will commemorate McCook Field, which was established at the outbreak of World War I on Oct. 18, 1917.
Wright Brothers Day to celebrate innovation in the community
Wright State University will celebrate the innovative spirit of its namesake, the Wright brothers, at Wright Brothers Day Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Atrium. Wright Brothers Day celebrates the 112th anniversary of Wilbur Wright’s 39-minute flight on Huffman Prairie on Oct. 5, 1905. The flight demonstrated that the Wright brothers had advanced their design to the point of a practical airplane.
Final Blue Streak Time Trial Oct. 10
The final Blue Streak Time Trial of the 2017 season will take place on Oct. 10. Riders will gather in the Area A Tennis Club parking lot with their bicycles and helmets between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Participants are asked to register and obtain numbers at the table set up in the parking lot by 5:30 p.m. Helmets are required. Bicyclists will be released at 30-second intervals to ride the 10-mile course, starting at 6 p.m. Those without base access must pre-register at least 10 days before each Blue Streak Time Trial by going to the Speedy Feet website at <em>www.speedy-feet.com/race-entry.php?id=1472.</em>
Annual golf outing returns to Prairie Trace
For the 11th year, the golf outing supporting the Miami Valley Combined Federal Campaign tees off Oct. 13 at Prairie Trace golf course at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The 8:30 a.m. rules briefing will be followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The format is a four-person scramble, where you pick your own teams. Mixed and fun teams are encouraged at this event that raises awareness for the Miami Valley Combined Federal Campaign. Reservations are limited to the first 32 paid teams and must be made by Oct. 2. Golf and lunch cost $60, or $40 for annual golf members. Round card holders will cost $40 plus two punches, and separate lunches cost $15. For more information, or to get base access for off-base teams, contact Jeff Leonard at Jeffrey.Leonard@us.af.mil or call at 937-255-0343
Take part in a Zombie Chase
Come to Bass Lake Oct. 27 for a Zombie Chase. This event is free or $20 for an event T-shirt. Sign up at Wright Field Fitness Center or Dodge Gym. For more information, call 255-1961.