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  • Development and Training flight gets new NCOIC

    Every service member goes to basic military training, but some enter the delayed entry program first and learn some of the key elements of military structure before they are shipped off. That’s where Staff Sgt. Alexis Wilson, the new development and training flight non-commissioned officer in charge comes in.
  • AF removes uniform barrier for women, authorizes pants option for mess dress

    The changes, which are effective immediately, are outlined in an exception-to-policy memorandum addressed to all Air Force personnel.
  • AF technology could help fight virus, disease spread in buildings

    In 2009, the U.S. Air Force submitted a patent application for an invention that coats surfaces with a protective finish, killing toxins on contact. The technology, which was granted a patent in 2013, was invented by Dr. Jeff Owens, a senior chemist with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, to support his work in chemical and biological warfare defense. Today, the Air Force is licensing the rights to that technology to a private-sector company called Theriax, LLC that wants to use Owens’ patented formula in paints and other products.
  • Runners sweat during Dog Days 5K

    Team Grissom held its Dog Days of Summer 5K on July 29, 2020. This was one of many 5Ks held throughout the year.
  • Grissom Chaplains’ office holds resiliency sessions

    Grissom’s chaplain corps held four sessions of their resiliency event Friday and Saturday of the July super unit training assembly.Resiliency Moments were gatherings allowing members to open up about current events causing stress, difficulties and life changes.Some stories involved losses of friends and family members, uncertainties with jobs,
  • The Doctor is In: Grissom gets full-time flight surgeon

    The medical readiness requirements for the Air Force Reserve are greater than ever, and Grissom now has a full-time flight surgeon to help meet that demand.
  • 434th MXG Changes Leadership in Dual Ceremony

    Col. Gretchen Wiltse passed command of the 434th Maintenance Group to Col. Arianne Mayberry during a dual change of command ceremony at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana, July 9.
  • 434th Mission Support Group welcomes Wiltse as new leader

    Col. Gretchen Wiltse assumed command of the 434th Mission Support Group during a ceremony here, July. 9, marking her first unit training assembly as the unit’s new commander. Wiltse proudly accepted the group’s guidon from Col. Scott Russell, who led the group since 2014.
  • Grissom EOD responds to museum after employee finds cannon balls

    It’s not uncommon to see historical artifacts at a museum, but when an artifact comes with a post-it-note stating ‘Danger, it may be active’ a local call to authorities is warranted. That call came from the Berrien Springs County Plaza Museum Berrien Springs, Michigan, June 18, when a new employee discovered a Civil War era cannon ball with the message attached.
  • Grissom selects new TAP manager

    The Transition Assistance Program at Grissom is under new guidance as two new managers were selected.Master Sgts. Robert Grasmick and Jason Jastrzembski are now leading the TAP, which is part of the 434th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness.The TAP is a Department of Defense directive, Instruction 1332.35, with a goal to provide
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Douglas Hays
Chief, public affairs

Maj. Neil Samson
Public affairs officer

Ben Mota
Public affairs operations chief

Staff Sgt. Josh Weaver
NCOIC of public affairs

Tech. Sgt. Jami Lancette
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Chris Massey
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Courtney Dotson-Essett
Staff writer

Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker
Staff writer

Senior Airman Jeremy Blocker
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Airman 1st Class Harrison Withrow
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