How Big Is Wright-Patterson AFB?


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In total, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base encompasses approximately 11.8 square miles. The base is staffed by roughly 26,000 people, about half of who are non-military personnel, accounting for an annual payroll of more than 2 billion dollars.

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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is located in suburban Dayton, Ohio. In addition to being one of the largest employers in the state of Ohio, it also houses one of the largest Air Force hospitals, as well as military commissaries, in the nation. The base is also home to the National Air Force Museum. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is also where aerospace aviation began.

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