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  • The man behind the curtain: Thompson leads charge with air show planning

    For those who are looking forward to being spectators at the 2019 Grissom Air and Space Expo, Sept. 7-8 can’t come soon enough. For those who are planning what is easily one of the biggest events to come to Grissom in more than 16 years, it might seem as though the calendar is hurtling toward that weekend.
  • Grissom recruits participate in joint-enlistment at Indy Motor Speedway

    Eleven recruits from the 434th Air Refueling Wing participated in a mass enlistment ceremony at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 19, 2019.
  • It takes a village: Grissom team promotes change

    Some resist, some adapt, but often time’s positive change is embraced when productivity is on the line. Grissom’s Community Action Team stood up in 2017 and functions as a cross-organizational decision making forum to identify, resolve, or elevate issues that impact Airmen. The team is comprised of various agencies throughout the base.
  • Grissom hosts national police week event

    In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. As in years past, Grissom recently commemorated the week by hosting its own police week event here.
  • Grissom Key Spouses recognized for service to families

    Serving the families of those who serve, the 434th Air Refueling Wing’s Key Spouse program consists of 26 volunteer spouses. During an awards recognition event at Grissom, May 4, 2019, those volunteers were recognized for their selfless service and their commitment to helping families of deployed service members.
  • Teamwork and readiness highlighted during May commander’s call

    Col. Larry Shaw, 434th Air Refueling Wing commander, hosted a commander's call during the unit training assembly, May 4, 2019. During the all-call, Shaw stressed the importance of teamwork and readiness during what’s expected to be a busy summer for Grissom.
  • Grissom Airman to try out for All-Air Force Basketball Team

    At 6' 11" Akinyemi Solanke stands out in the crowd. That attention just may get him a spot on the All-Air Force Men's Basketball Team.
  • Running improvement workshop set to begin at Grissom

    Military and civilian personnel at Grissom will have a unique opportunity to take advantage of a workshop here aimed at improving their running. Dustin Fulkerson, 434th Force Support Squadron exercise physiologist, will co-host a running improvement workshop at the Grissom fitness center. The hour-long classes are scheduled Monday’s and Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m., beginning May 13, 2019, and are open to all ages
  • Practice makes perfect: Grissom honor guard holds new recruit training

    The Air Force honor guard is a distinguished presence at ceremonies that honor both the past and present. It undoubtedly takes bearing, precision and above all, practice to execute the drills and coordinated movements that are a part of storied Air Force moments.
  • Grissom recognized with tree city distinction

    Continuing in its tradition of excellence, Grissom was recently named a 2018 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

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
Chief, Public Affairs

Public Affairs Operations Chief

Master Sgt. Ben Mota
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 Harrison Withrow
staff writer