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  • Hoosier Wing welcomes new vice commander

    The 434th Air Refueling Wing introduces the new vice commander, Col. Frederick Kuehn.Before Kuehn became a member of the Grissom family, he was a joint aerospace operations officer at Norfolk Naval Base, Virginia.In 2001, Kuehn earned his Air Force commission as a distinguished graduate of the Air

  • 434th MXS conducts aircraft recovery exercise

    When a KC-135 is down and damage is done, the Grissom maintainers are on call and ready to take action.The 434th Maintenance Squadron conducted an annual crashed, damaged, disabled aircraft recovery exercise on July 30, 2021.

  • Bermudez assumes command of 434th AMDS

    For centuries, assumption of command ceremonies have allowed members the opportunity to witness the symbolic passing of the flag in the presence of friends, family and fellow Airmen.The 434th Aerospace Medicine Squadron witnessed this tradition and met their new commander, Lt. Col. Kelli Bermudez,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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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 officer

Public affairs operations chief

Tech. Sgt. Josh Weaver
NCOIC of public affairs

Master Sgt. Rachel Barton
Staff writer

Tech. Sgt. Courtney Dotson-Essett
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Michael Hunsaker
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Alexa Culbert
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Jeremy Blocker
Staff writer

Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko