Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is a U.S. Air Force base in Greene and Montgomery counties, adjacent to Fairborn and Dayton, Ohio. It is named after the Wright brothers, who used “Wright field” as their testing ground, and Frank Stuart Patterson, son of NCR Corp. founder Frank Jefferson Patterson, who was killed on June 19, 1918, when his DeHavilland DH-4 crashed at Wright Field.
Wright-Patterson AFB is the headquarters of the Air Force Materiel Command, one of the major commands of the Air Force. “Wright-Patt” is also the location of a major USAF Medical Center (hospital) and the National Museum of the United States Air Force, formerly known as the U.S. Air Force Museum.
As of the 2000 census, the base had a population of 6,656.
Look at the B1 Bomber!