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Wright-Patt AFB History - Wright-Patt Realty

Happy birthday, US Air Force! The Air Force was officially born on September 18, 1947, when President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act, which restructured some parts of the military and officially established the US Air Force as a separate branch of the military. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which is such an important part of our community, was also officially established in 1947, although as you'll soon see, the aeronautical pursuits here began much earlier. Our REALTORS® have the details, in our history of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

  • Where the Wright Brothers Once Again Took Flight
    The history of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base begins long before the base was officially established, when Orville and Wilbur Wright returned to Ohio following their work at Kittyhawk. The Wright brothers continued their aeronautical work at Huffman Prairie Flying Field, which is now part of Wright Patterson Air Force Base, from 1904 to 1905. They used the field to perfect their Wright Flyer, before turning their attention to training pilots at Huffman Prairie Flying Field from 1910 through 1916. Today, you can still find a marker at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on the spot where the Wright Brothers' hangar was located.

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Best Cities Near Wright Pattern AFB
Are you relocating to Ohio to work and live near the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base?  Just east of Dayton, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is at the heart Greene County, surrounded by rolling countryside, big cities and picturesque small towns. Our REALTORS® have many years of experience when it comes to buying and selling homes in the region, and these are some of our favorite places to live near Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.

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Memorial Day Events

It's hard to believe that Memorial Day is just around the corner once again! As always, this is one of the most important holidays of the year in Beavercreek, Ohio, and all of the communities that surround Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Memorial Day events around the city commemorate those lost in service, and celebrate the freedoms they gave their lives to protect. The community always comes together to make Memorial Day a special celebration, and you'll find events around Wright-Patterson Air Force Base throughout the weekend. 

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