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  • Grissom recruiters participate in total force recruiting

    Serving as ambassadors to one of the biggest decisions in a young person’s life, Air Force recruiters help the future of the force transition into the blue. To ensure they accomplish their mission, recruiters gathered for a total force recruiting briefing at Grissom, July 28, 2021.
  • Overcoming Obstacles: 434th OSS wins Airfield Operations Awards

    Improvise, adapt and overcome may be a quotable line from a Clint Eastwood movie, but air traffic controllers at Grissom did just that on their way to nearly sweeping annual awards. The 434th Operations Support Squadron won Airfield Operations awards in 7 out of 8 categories based on their outstanding performances in duties that soar above what is required.
  • Airman with Amish roots trains as a boom operator

    As a young child, Eva Chupp’s Amish upbringing was a world away from the high-tech business of the United States Air Force. Though unconventional, now Senior Airmen Chupp’s journey from her community in Michigan, to the boom pod of the KC-135R Stratotanker is taking flight.
  • Grissom ‘emptied the tank’ in preparation for KC-46 site survey

    A KC-46A Pegasus site survey team wrapped up a fact-finding visit to Grissom Friday. In May Grissom was named one of six bases the Air Force identified as a potential landing spot for the Reserve-led KC-46A operations. The survey team, consisting of members from Air Force Reserve Command and Air Mobility Command, visited Grissom to tour base facilities and the entire airfield, including its runways and taxiways in order to determine the base’s suitability for the new KC-46 mission.
  • Grissom announces award winners for the 2nd quarter

    Grissom’s command chief announced the quarterly award winners for the second quarter of 2021.
  • Back to action: Physical fitness tests return to Grissom

    Twice a year or once a year, we take the Air Force fitness assessment test depending on your score. It’s what we’ve grown accustomed to when it comes to physical fitness testing, but like so many other things, COVID-19 derailed it. For over a year, fitness tests didn’t exist, but now, after 15 months, Grissom Airmen are beginning fitness tests for the first time since the pandemic. In order to dust the cobwebs off, and prepare after such a long time off, Grissom has arranged multiple programs for Airmen to be fit-to-fight.
  • 60 years ago Lt. Col. Virgil Grissom makes history

    Sixty years ago today, Air Force Lt. Col. Virgil “Gus” Grissom flew into space aboard a Redstone rocket, to become the second American in space.On July 21, 1961 Grissom piloted 15 minutes, 37 seconds of this suborbital flight, two months after fellow NASA astronaut Navy Lt. Cmdr. Alan Shepard Jr. made his suborbital spaceflight to become the first
  • Grissom members recognized for longevity

    The Hoosier wing recognized 16 base employees who reached career tenure milestones.
  • Air Force releases cardio and strength fitness assessment alternatives, new online capabilities

    The Air Force will provide Airmen five physical fitness assessment alternatives—three for the cardio portion and sit-up components and two for the push-up component of the physical fitness assessment beginning in early 2022.
  • Grissom holds Firecracker 5K

    Runners at Grissom take off at the start of the Firecracker 5K held here June 30, 2021. Grissom holds monthly 5K runs to promote fitness and camaraderie.The next run is the Dog Days of Summer 5K and is scheduled for July 28.

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Douglas Hays
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Tech. Sgt. Josh Weaver
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Master Sgt. Rachel Barton
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Tech. Sgt. Jami Lancette
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Tech. Sgt. Courtney Dotson-Essett
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Staff Sgt. Chris Massey
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Staff Sgt. Michael Hunsaker
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Staff Sgt. Alexa Culbert
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Staff Sgt. Jeremy Blocker
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Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko

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