Wright-Patterson AFB is the largest Air Force base in the United States. As the state of Ohio’s sixth largest employer, Wright-Patterson employees about 27,000 people, both military and civilian.
This is one of the most diverse military bases, with regular deployments of medical professionals, logistics managers, intelligence analysts and security personnel.
Columbus, the capital of Ohio, is located in the center of the state which lies between the Ohio River and Lake Erie. Ohio is home to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as well as several Coast Guard bases and is often called the Buckeye state after its state tree.
Major industries in Ohio include several strategically placed automotive plants and the large agricultural farms which typically grow either corn or soy beans for as far as the eye can see in the flat regions of the state.
Kings Island, near Cincinnati, and Cedar Point, near Sandusky, are two of the top amusement parks in the country, making Ohio a great place for ride roller coasters.
The education system in Ohio is about middle of the road which is why there is such a large number of families that are turning to home schooling.
Ohio, like most states has state income taxes, school taxes and their sales tax ranges from 6.25 percent to 7.75 percent depending on which county you live in.
For fun, there are lots of state parks which offer some great fishing, boating, hiking or just a quiet place to have a family picnic and if you are interested in history you could check out the Indian burial grounds. Hopefully this brief information helps you as you prepare for your move to a military base in Ohio.