Wright Patterson Air Force Base
A United States Air Force base and census-designated place just east of Dayton, Ohio, in Greene and Montgomery counties, Wright Patterson Air Force Base includes both Wright and Patterson Fields, which were originally Wilbur Wright Field and Fairfield Aviation General Supply Depot. Patterson Field is approximately 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Dayton; Wright Field is approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) northeast of Dayton.
In 1995, Alija Izetbegović, the President of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Franjo Tuđman, the President of Croatia; and Slobodan Milošević, the President of Serbia, arrived at Wright-Patterson AFB to commence negotiations to end the Bosnian War, an ethnic conflict that by 1995 was between the Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Bosniaks and the Croats (who had put aside their differences) on one side versus Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Serbs on the other side. American diplomat Richard Holbrooke led the negotiations. Eventually an agreement was made to have Bosnia and Herzegovina have two internal entities, a Bosniak-Croat federation known as the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a Serb territory known as Republika Srpska.
The Base has participated in yearly Peace Dayton events, including the Honoring Our Veterans events held at the Vietnam and Korean veterans memorials.