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  • Grissom celebrates MLK Day

    The men and women of Grissom join today with millions of people to reflect and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the nation's civil rights heroes.
  • 434th MXG wins consecutive effectiveness awards

    Excellence in all we do is a core value that Airmen stand behind and the 434th Maintenance Group is a staple of just that, earning the Maintenance Effectiveness Award for two consecutive years. This distinction is awarded at the command level and by Numbered Air Force, which gave the group the honor in both 2017 and 2018. The competition is stiff and it has significant meaning for the wing’s maintenance group.
  • Grissom Fire Department lends neighbors a helping hand

    American author Robert Fulghum once said, “A good neighbor makes a huge difference in the quality of life.” The team at Grissom Fire Department has taken that saying to heart in the helping hand it offers to neighbors at a moment’s notice. In an ongoing display of regional camaraderie, GFD routinely supports the surrounding communities by responding to emergency runs and requests for help, known as mutual aid.
  • 49th APS welcomes new operations officer

    The 49th Aerial Port Squadron recently welcomed a new operations officer to their ranks.Capt. Shane Paul Kennedy will be overseeing the day-to-day operations for the squadron.Kennedy, a native of Greensburg, Indiana, brings 19 years of experience after serving as an enlisted member in the Army and Air National Guard and as an officer in the Navy
  • Airmen return from Southwest Asia deployment

    Grissom rolled out the early morning red carpet to welcome home a special group of Reserve Citizen Airmen at the end of their long journey back home. Three KC-135R Stratotankers and 18 Airmen from the 434th Air Refueling wing were greeted by friends, family and fellow Airmen Jan. 8, following a deployment to Southwest Asia.
  • Grissom to host annual award banquet

    Each year time is set aside to honor Grissom Airmen who exemplify the Air Force’s core values to the fullest extent through their actions and commitment to duty. Grissom nominees, Airmen, friends and family will gather once again in the dining facility here April 6, to honor those Airmen during the 2018 annual award banquet.
  • Grissom's 2018 year end photo review

    Grissom's 2018 year end photo review contains photos taken by the 434th Air Refueling Wing public affairs staff pertaining to Grissom and associated tenant units.
  • New compactors, efficiency upgrade Grissom’s recycling program

    When it comes to innovation and efficiency, Grissom is literally crushing it in the recycling department. The 434th Air Refueling Wing recently added a two new compactors to the recycling center that are not only going to save time and space, but also reduce man hours required to run the recycling program.
  • Grissom Fire meets stakeholders with improvements in mind

    Grissom’s fire department was accredited through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International in 2016, becoming just one of 26 Air Force fire departments to achieve that status. While not wanting to rest on their laurels, Fire Chief John Ireland’s department is focusing on continuous improvement areas.
  • Grissom families enjoy Christmas festivities

    Grissom held a Christmas celebration to show support for family members of Airmen at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. Dec 1 here.

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:

Public Affairs Chief

Douglas Hays
Public Affairs Operations Chief

Master Sgt. Ben Mota
NCOIC of public affairs

Tech. Sgt. Jami Lancette
staff writer

Staff Sgt. Katrina Heikkinen
staff writer

Staff Sgt. Chris Massey
staff writer

Staff Sgt. Courtney Dotson-Essett
staff writer

Senior Airman Harrison Withrow
staff writer