HomeNews

News Search

  • Grissom IG inspection team earn individual, unit awards

    The 434th Air Refueling Wing Inspector General inspection team cleaned up during the 2020 Air Force Reserve Command IG Awards. Out of seven categories, the Grissom Team walked away with three wins, including two individual awards and one unit award.
  • Pemberton takes command of the 434th ARW

    Col. Thom Pemberton assumed command of the 434th ARW at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana during a ceremony April 10.
  • Air Force unveils new mission statement

    The Air Force released its new mission statement: To fly, fight, and win … airpower anytime, anywhere. This change emphasizes the primary competitive advantage and capabilities airpower provides to the nation and joint operations.
  • Grissom fire chief earns Ray Picard award

    A Grissom firefighter recently snuffed out the competition winning an award that is given to one person annually. The 2021 Ray Picard Award was presented to Christian Jacobs, 434th Grissom Fire Department chief of fire prevention.
  • Grissom leads the way in PT changes

    The Air Force is pushing the physical fitness assessments to July 1st to help battle COVID-19. Air Force leadership is also using this time to assess potential components to improve the current assessment. Grissom had the opportunity to participate in a study on alternate physical fitness exercises, which may one day be included in the Air Force's physical fitness test.
  • 434th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron repairs KC-135R, ensures mission success

    Turning wrenches to keep KC-135R Stratotankers flying is a demanding task calling for grit, toughness, and perseverance as temperature swings on the mass parking ramp can be sweltering hot, to bone numbing cold – sometimes in the same day.
  • Grissom welcomes first full-time first sergeant

    An additional duty proved to be a historical springboard for one Grissom member. Master Sergeant Benjamin Mota, 434th Air Refueling Wing public affairs superintendent made history by being selected as the first full-time first sergeant for the wing. Mota will become an Active Guard/Reserve first sergeant for the 434th ARW, upon completion of the month long First Sergeant’s Academy at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. On drill weekends, he will serve as the 434th Force Support Squadron’s First Sergeant.
  • Grissom bids farewell to Col. Larry Shaw

    The familiar whistle that breaks the silence in the hallways of Grissom’s headquarters will now be a tune heard by memory. That whistle, Col. Larry Shaw’s trademark pre-cursor to his energetic entrance, will reverberate here no longer. Shaw retired as commander of the 434th Air Refueling Wing March 13, in a ceremony during the unit training assembly.
  • Palm assumes command of the 434th MXS

    Change of command ceremonies have a long history of allowing troops to witness the passing to the torch from one leader to another, and the 434th Maintenance Squadron followed that tradition during the February unit training assembly. Maj. Bradley Palm assumed command of the 434th MXS during a ceremony held Feb. 7 at Grissom, a position previously held by Lt. Col. Nicole Fink.
  • PT test pushed to July, updates to scoring, physical components ahead

    When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5 mile run, 1 minute of pushups and situps) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous ten – for example, age groups will start at <25, 25-29 years old, 30-34, years old, etc.
RSS

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

vacant
Public affairs officer

vacant
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
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Jeremy Blocker
Staff writer

Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko

Staff writer