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Wright-Patterson AFB
Greene County and Montgomery County, Ohio


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Statistics & Facts

The Ohio state capital is Columbus.
The population of Wright-Patterson AFB is approximately 6,656 (2000).
The approximate number of families is 2,096 (2000).
The amount of land area in Wright-Patterson AFB is 30.565 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Wright-Patterson AFB is 11.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.226 sq kilometers.
The distance from Wright-Patterson AFB to Washington DC is 404 miles.
The distance to the Ohio state capital is 62 miles. (as the crow flies)
Wright-Patterson AFB is positioned 39.80 degrees north of the equator and 84.07 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Wright-Patterson AFB per capita income is $ 15,341 (2000).
Wright-Patterson AFB median income is $ 43,342 (2000).


in southwestern Ohio in both Greene and Montgomery counties, near Riverside, Fairborn, Beavercreek, and Dayton, Ohio.
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History & History Related Items

During World War I, Wilbur Wright field was opened for the training of pilots and gunners. Fairfield Air Depot was also opened in the now Fairborn area about the same time. In 1924, the Dayton community bought 4,500 acres when the McCook Field test facility was closed. Wilbur Wright Field was in the acreage and was re-named Wright Field for both the Wright Brothers. A portion of the Wright Field was renamed on 6 July 1931 to honor the Patterson family of the National Cash Register company. The nephew of the NCR founder, Lt. Frank Patterson, was killed here while testing a plane in 1918. Finally, in 1948, the two areas were merged and named Wright-Patterson AFB.

This is a history page for the base.
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This is the official page for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The base is one of the largest AFB in the country. The base is the air force's main research and development base, and the headquarters of the Air Force Logistics Command (national center for defense activities). The Aerospace Medical Laboratory and the Air Force Museum are also on the base.

National Museum of the Air Force
the largest military museum in the world.

Dayton Aviation Heritage, National Historic Park and Huffman Prairie Flying Field where the Wright Brothers learned to fly.

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Wright-Patterson AFB City Government

This is the official page for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Base Operator: 937-257-1110 Wright-Patterson AFB


The population of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was:
1990 - 8,579
2000 - 6,656

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