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  • From pilot’s seat to first chair, Grissom pilot controls multi-faceted roles

    Whether slipping the surly bonds flight, or playing with the Indianapolis symphony, one Grissom aviator finds harmony in music and aviation. Capt. Rob Reilly, is a KC-135R Stratotanker pilot assigned to the 72nd Air Refueling Squadron. He also sits as a first chair violinist with the Indianapolis Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Grissom Firefighters forge essential ground, rescue, survival skills

    Knowing what to do when surrounded by intense fire, smoke, debris and darkness is a life or death situation for those fighting fires, and thanks to Grissom Airmen, reserve firefighters are taught those life-saving skills. The firefighters with the 434th Civil Engineer Squadron helped build the Air Force Reserve Command's first-ever Firefighter Rescue and Survival Course to refine the life-saving skills necessary to fight fires safely and effectively.
  • Air Force to allow longer braids, ponytails, bangs for women

    As an outcome of the 101st Air Force uniform board, Air Force women will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length not extending below a horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the underarm through the shoulder blades. In addition, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes.
  • Department of the Air Force offers limited Active Duty Service Commitment waivers; expanded PALACE CHASE

    These programs provide provisions for both enlisted and officer members who meet specified criteria. The application window runs Jan. 20 – April 2.
  • Grissom celebrates MLK Day

    The men and women of Grissom join today with millions of people to reflect and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the nation's civil rights heroes.
  • 434th ARW marks 50 years at Grissom

    The 434th moved to Grissom from Bakalar Air Force Base, near Columbus, Ind., on Jan. 15, 1971.
  • Grissom receives Meritorious Unit Award

    The 434th Air Refueling Wing was recognized for excellence and awarded the Meritorious Unit Award for the period of Oct. 1 2017-Sept. 30, 2019.
  • New vice commander returns to Grissom

    Nearly everyone has a place in their heart they call home. While for many Airmen that place too often remains just a memory, the 434th Air Refueling Wing’s new vice commander made it a reality after being selected for the position.
  • AF Reserve senior leaders receive COVID-19 vaccination

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, AFRC commander and chief of the Air Force Reserve, and Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, AFRC’s command chief and Scobee’s senior enlisted advisor, rolled up their sleeves at the base medical facility. They will receive their second vaccination shot in about three weeks.
  • Grissom welcomes new command chief

    Chief Master Sgt. Nathan Parks has taken the helm as the 434th Air Refueling Wing’s command chief. Parks assumed the role after Chief Master Sgt. Wes Marion’s retirement in November. He joins the unit from Creech Air Force Base, Nevada where he served as the superintendent of the 726th Operations Group.

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
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Jeremy Blocker
Staff writer

Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko

Staff writer