Public Affairs Staff

Material contained on the Official Grissom Air Reserve Base Internet Web Site is written and produced by members of the 434th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Office. The award-winning staff includes:

Douglas Hays
Public Affairs Operations Chief

Tech. Sgt. Ben Mota
NCOIC of public affairs

Staff Sgt. Jami Lancette
staff writer

Staff Sgt. Katrina Heikkinen
staff writer

Staff Sgt. Dakota Bergl
staff writer

Senior Airman Cali Wetli
staff writer

Senior Airman Harrison Withrow
staff writer
           

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(Graphic courtesy of ESGR) IFD recieves ESGR award for support of Grissom Airman
Master Sgt. Chris Bauchle’s civilian employer, the Indianapolis Fire Department, is being awarded the 2017 Indiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Pro Patria Award, in addition to being among the top 30 finalists for the 2017 ESGR Freedom Award.
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2017
The United States Air Force turns 70 this year, and the 434th Air Refueling Wing will celebrate the occasion with an Air Force Ball Sept. 23, 2017 at the Kokomo Event Center in Kokomo, Ind. Members can get their tickets from their unit representatives or by calling 1st Lt. Erica Morgan at 765-688-4931. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mota) 434th ARW scheduled to host AF ball
As the United States Air Force turns 70 this year, the 434th Air Refueling Wing will celebrate the occasion and honor its legacy with a theme “70 years: Celebrating the past and present.”
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Staff Sgt. Bo Hall, 434th Security Forces Squadron fire team member, demonstrates proper handling of riot gear to a student at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., May 15, 2017. Students from multiple schools visited Grissom for the 22nd annual Police Day, where they participated in activities with local and federal law enforcement officers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harrison Withrow)
Grissom hosts 22nd annual Police Day
You only get one chance to make a first impression, and for hundreds of students, Police Day was just that.
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2017
Staff Sgt. Daniel Wallace, 434th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms instructor, supervises two 434th SFS Airmen qualifying with the M249 squad automatic weapon at Camp Atterbury-Muskatatuk, Ind., April 21, 2017. Grissom Airmen met at the Southern Indiana Army camp to complete their pre-deployment qualifications on multiple weapons systems during a week-long training operation. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Harrison Withrow)
Weapon safety manager keeps range accident-free
As Grissom Airmen send a wall of lead down-range, one man stands out from the camouflage-clad crowd, silently observing from behind, distinguished by his neon-yellow vest emblazoned with the word “SAFETY”.
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Col. Anna Schulte, 434th Maintenance Group commander, gives an emotional salute after handing off her own retirement flag to her father, retired Chief Master Sgt. Alfonso DeJesus, during her retirement ceremony at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., April 1, 2017. Between Schulte and her father, a career maintainer, they have over 60 years in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Katrina Heikkinen) Col. Schulte retires after 34 years
“No daughter of mine is going into the Air Force enlisted; you’re going in as an officer,” she recalled her father saying. In 1975 she was 18 years old. Preparing to graduate from high school, she wanted to be an Air Force crew chief. She had no problem getting dirty; in fact, she wanted to.
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Senior Airman Jayci Cloutier, 434th Aerospace Medicine Squadron medic, poses for a photo at a firing range on Camp Atterburry-Muscatatuck, Indiana, April 20, 2017. Cloutier was the stand-by medical responsible for providing emergency medical care during a 434th Security Forces Training exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cali Wetli) Grissom medic takes aim at range safety
While cops from the 434th Security Forces Squadron focused on down range targets, one Grissom medic kept her focus on them.
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The 2nd Quarter 2017 issue of the Heartland Warrior is now online. The issue contains 16 pages of stories, photos and features pertaining to Grissom and the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mota) Second quarter Heartland Warrior now online
The 2nd Quarter 2017 issue of the Heartland Warrior is now online. The official online paper of the 434th Air Refueling Wing includes 16 pages of stories, photos and features pertaining to Grissom and the U.S. Air Force.
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2017
Tech. Sgt. Aaron Fisher, 934th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, poses for a photograph  at Camp Atterbury-Muscatatuck, Ind., April 19, 2017. The 934th SFS from Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station joined Grissom Airmen to conduct joint weapons training as part of their annual qualifications. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harrison Withrow)
Grissom Combat Arms train 934th SFS
Airmen from the 934th Security Forces Squadron from Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station, Minnesota joined Airmen from the 434th SFS for calibration and training with the M107A1 anti-materiel rifle and the M14 battle rifle at Camp Atterbury-Muscatatuck, Indiana, April 19, 2017.
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Members of the 434th Civil Engineer Squadron stand in formation Dec. 3, 2016 at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mota) 434th CES receives awards
The 434th Civil Engineer Squadron recently received two awards recognizing their hard work and dedication to excellence.
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2017
Grissom Airmen and civilians pose for a photo during a special Arbor Day ceremony held here April 28, 2017. From left to right are: Phil Shott, 434th Maintenance Group civilian executive officer; John Ireland, Grissom fire chief; Kevin Mortier, 434th Mission Support Group environmental protection specialist; Cory Walters, 434th Civil Engineer Squadron biological scientist; Col. Scott Russell, 434th MSG commander; Lt. Col. Obadiah Smith, 434th Air Refueling Wing chaplain; Marty Foye, 434th ARW financial services officer and Master Sgt. Timothy Holmgren, 434th Security Forces shift supervisor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mota) Grissom plants tree during Arbor Day celebration
Civilians and Airmen from Grissom gathered here today during an Arbor Day celebration to plant a Kwanzan Cherry tree dedicated to the principals of the Arbor Day Foundation.
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