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  • Chief earns AFRC civilian manager award

    He has a personal drive to do the best he can for the unit and the mission. Through his leadership and dedication, his work produces nothing but the best. Acting as a facilitator, his goal is to train and prepare others to continue the tradition of excellence at Grissom Air Reserve Base. Characteristics such as these contributed to Chief Master
  • Maintainers win effectiveness award

    “It was truly a group and wing effort.” That’s what Lt. Col. Eric Brandes said about the 434th Maintenance Squadron receiving the Air Force Reserve Command’s Air Force Maintenance Effectiveness Award. Although the plaques will say “maintenance squadron” on them, the culmination of all of the different shops performing at the highest of standards
  • Kokomo dentist provides support

    A Kokomo dentist was recently recognized for her above and beyond support to the base, and its mission. During Grissom’s Operational Readiness Inspection, Dr. Kimberly Beard was contacted on short notice to assist an Airman preparing to deploy to another base. The Airman, a member of the 434th Aviation Maintenance Squadron, lost a portion of a
  • August is new 72nd ARS commander

    Lieutenant Colonel Laen D. August, a resident of Valparaiso, Ind., took command of the 72nd Air Refueling Squadron during a recent  assumption of command ceremony at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind.The 72nd Air Refueling Squadron is one of two flying units assigned to the 434th Air Refueling Wing at Grissom ARB. Colonel August entered the Air Force
  • Grissom civil engineers provide support to Navajo families

    It’s called Operation Footprint, but the mark left by members of the 434th Civil Engineers Squadron will forever change the lives of some Navajo families. Forty-nine members of the 434th CES deployed to Gallup, N.M. for a month of life altering work for the families receiving the homes, and a month of valuable training for themselves. During unit
  • Linsenmeyer is new Operations Group commander

    Colonel Stephen J. (Fritz) Linsenmeyer, a resident of Kokomo, Ind., took command of the 434th Operations Group during a recent change of command ceremony at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind.The 434th Operations Group consists of two flying squadrons and one support squadron. Its mission is to train and provide KC-135R Stratotanker aircrew members in
  • Grissom volunteers win "People's Choice" award

    For four years volunteers from the 434th Air Refueling Wing have been entering a tree into the We Care’s Christmas Tree fund raising competition. And for four years in a row they’ve walked away with the People’s Choice Award. “The real winners are those that receive help from We Care,” said Tech. Sgt. Larry Flook, an aircraft mechanic and
  • Grissom loggie earns Bronze Star in Iraq

    Maj. James Klein, operations officer for the 434th Logistics Readiness Squadron, was awarded the Bronze Star for his efforts in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.While deployed to the Green Zone in Baghdad, he served as the chief of air movements in a multi-national security transition command. In addition, his command worked in a joint service
  • Grissom dentists participate in humanitarian mission

    Scorching temperatures, unforgiving mosquitoes, and a different culture all put meaning into the Air Force core value, service before self, for two Grissom Medics. Maj. Craig Wisler, a dentist with the 434th Aerospace Medical Squadron and Senior Airman John Dietz, a dental technician with the 434th Aerospace Medical Squadron recently completed a
  • Rogowski is new command chief

    “The most important duty is taking care of the people.” That’s what the 434th Air Refueling Wing’s newly selected command chief master sergeant said.Senior Master Sgt. Peri Rogowski succeeds Chief Master Sgt. Randy Van Loton, in the top enlisted position. Chief Van Loton retired after more than 36 years of military service. Sergeant Rogowski is

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Master Sgt. Rachel Barton
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Tech. Sgt. Courtney Dotson-Essett
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Staff Sgt. Chris Massey
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