Wright-Patt Pride Month events celebrate diversity, promote inclusion

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  • By Megan Mudersbach
  • 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Updated May 31, 2024

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The 88th Air Base Wing will host a series of Pride Month events throughout the end of May and the month of June to celebrate and recognize the diversity of civilian employees and service members across the Department of Defense. Events will include an educational seminar, kickball tournament and a 4K run/walk.

This year’s theme is “Building a Culture of Inclusion,” which echoes the Department of the Air Force’s commitment to provide a professional, innovative and globally competitive work environment where all qualified Americans can serve their country.

“We want these events to encourage people to take part in fostering an inclusion mindset,” Master Sgt. Darcy Waugaman, committee member and chief of Infrastructure Operations, 88th Communications Squadron, said. “We want to create an environment that’s comfortable to get to know one another and be a safe place to ask questions.”

Waugaman said she motivates everyone to surround themselves with people who are unlike them.

“It helps us look outside ourselves to learn about people’s experiences and what they have gone through,” she said. “Being a part of the wing’s special observance committee, you can learn a lot no matter the observance, and it emphasizes that we are one team working together.”

88th Air Base Wing Pride Month events:


If you are interested in getting involved with a special observance committee, contact EEO Strategy and Integration at 88ABW.DE.ORG@US.AF.MIL. 

For more information about the AEP, visit https://www.wpafb.af.mil/Units/DEIA/AEP/.