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  • Full-time flight surgeon revives medical readiness

    Col. (Dr.) Bill Bray, came on board about 10 months ago and began treating some of Grissom’s biggest problems – stacks of medical readiness items.
  • Grissom tests VR suicide prevention technology

    Airmen from across the 434th Air Refueling Wing participated in a suicide prevention virtual reality training demonstration from April 30 to May 2.
  • Maintainer retires after 36 years of military service

    After 36 years of service before self, Chief Master Sgt. Chad Weisend, 434th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft maintenance superintendent, said goodbye to Grissom May 1.
  • Grissom welcomes first full-time chaplain

    Having a call to serve, lead one chaplain down a path to serving Airmen at Grissom. Grissom recently welcomed Chaplin (Capt.) Blake Campbell to the 434th Air Refueling Wing as the first Active Guard/Reserve Chaplain in Grissom’s history.
  • $35-million fuel hydrant system comes online

    Fueling the fight got a little easier recently as Grissom brought a new $35-million fuel hydrant system on-line.
  • Grissom celebrates Arbor Day, named Tree City -- again!

    Grissom team members planted a Kwanzan Cherry Tree near the Civil Engineering pond, in honor of environmental conservation, during the annual Grissom Arbor Day ceremony, April 23, 2021.
  • SAPR .5K powers through the rain at Grissom

    The 434th Air Refueling Wing held its first .5K in recognition of Sexual Assault Response and Prevention month at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana, April 10, 2021.
  • Reserve fire chief retires with 24 years of service

    Chief Master Sgt. Aaron Dehner will no longer don the uniform, his service to the base is long from over. Dehner will continue to serve the Grissom Fire Department in his civilian capacity as lead firefighter.
  • Air Force rewrites basic doctrine, focuses on mission command, airpower evolution

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. recently signed perhaps the most sweeping change of Air Force basic doctrine in the service’s history, marking a major milestone in the service’s strategic approach to “Accelerate Change or Lose.”
  • Developing Self: Airman’s Foundational Competencies Category

    The Air Force has identified 24 Airman’s foundational competencies for all Airmen, these competencies are universally applicable to all Airmen and are categorized into four groups: Developing Self, Developing Others, Developing Ideas and Developing Organizations. Developing Self includes the following foundational competencies: accountability, perseverance, communication, decision making, information seeking, flexibility, resilience, initiative, and self-control.

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 officer

Public affairs operations chief

Tech. Sgt. Josh Weaver
NCOIC of public affairs

Master Sgt. Rachel Barton
Staff writer

Tech. Sgt. Jami Lancette
Staff writer

Tech. Sgt. Courtney Dotson-Essett
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Chris Massey
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Michael Hunsaker
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Alexa Culbert
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Staff Sgt. Jeremy Blocker
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Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko

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