Nearly all major advances in aviation have their roots at Wright Patterson Air Force Base!

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the most important Air Force Base in the US and the largest single-site employer in Ohio, with  approximately 24,000 employees.  More than 10,000 of those employees are  Scientists and Engineers. Total Wright Patterson workforce is over 87,000.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is at the center of Engineering, Technology and logistics for the military with many related advanced technology and support systems.  Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) is responsible for design, development and acquisition for programs for aeronautical systems, cruise missiles, their components, and related government-furnished aerospace equipment including aircraft engines, airborne communication systems, aircraft navigation systems, aircraft instruments; management of engineering development and initial procurement of aeronautical reconnaissance systems, aeronautical electronic warfare systems, life support systems, chemical/biological defense systems, and simulators, including armament, operational and communication training devices.   ASC provides support for the National Aerospace Intelligence Center (NAIC)  which acquires, collects, analyzes, produces and disseminates foreign aerospace scientific and technical intelligence and intelligence information.

Wright-Patterson is host to 125 tenant organizations, including Headquarters for Air Force Material Command (AFMC) -- the recognized leader for equipping and supporting America's aerospace force, the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the foremost aeronautical research and development center in the Air Force.  The AFRL was formed through the consolidation of four former Air Force Laboratories and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.  The AFRL is leading the discovery, development and integrations of affordable war fighting technologies for our air and space forces.  The lab employs approximately 5,400 government people, including 4,100 civilian employees.

Membership notification and support from the following organizations:
Association of Old Crows, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Military Officers Association of America, IEEE, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers Region IV, Society of Women in Engineering, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society Civil Engineers, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, American Ceramic Society, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Women in Aviation, Institute for Supply Management, National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, International Society of Logistics, and the American Society for Quality