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  • Kase assumes command of 434th FSS

    Lt. Col. Eric Kase took command of the 434th Force Support Squadron during an assumption of command ceremony here, Dec. 5, 2020. As the officiating officer for the ceremony, Col. Gretchen Wiltse, 434th Mission Support Group commander, praised Kase’s well-rounded career, and his love for Airmen, to show why he is the best fit for the job to Grissom leadership and the FSS.
  • Grissom Airman authors children’s book

    Deployments are a stressful moment in every military family’s life. These crucial times can be filled with uncertainty and confusion, but a Grissom reserve Airman hopes to bring some peace-of-mind through her new children’s book titled “A Soldier’s Story”. Tech. Sgt. Reyna Lucille, assigned as a paralegal with the 434th Air Refueling Wing, channeled her love for storytelling into a poem to help educate families on what deployments are like through the lens of a service member.
  • Department of the Air Force moves Physical Fitness Assessments to April 2021, removes waist measurement from composite score permanently

    To ensure social distancing practices remain in place during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to give Airmen and Space Professionals time to prepare, testing was delayed from October to January and is now further delayed to April.
  • Saving strangers: An Airman's journey through service before self

    How far would you be willing to go to save the life of someone you’ve never met? That’s the question Master Sgt. Ashley Stant, 434th Force Support Squadron personnel systems manager, was facing earlier this year when she found out she was a potential bone marrow match candidate.
  • Lennon retires after 38 years civilian, military service

    Many have called Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana work at some point in their careers, but for one individual for more than 38 years it has not only been his place of employment but much more. Thomas Lennon, 434th Civil Engineer Squadron, chief of construction management, started his career at Grissom in 1983 as an Air Force reservist working as an aerospace ground equipment technician with the 434th Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight where he maintained the A10 Thunderbolts.
  • Feeding the fight

    Feeding Airmen helps fuel the mission at Grissom, but when one ingredient has the potential to shut down operations, the 434th Force Support Squadron decided to sprinkle in some extra precautions. With more than 1,800 people traveling from 30 plus states to drill at Grissom, feeding those Airmen safely is vital – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Updates to EPME offer flexibility for Grissom Airmen

    The Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education is releasing a new distance learning version of the Airman Leadership School course, ALS DLC 2.0, scheduled for Nov. 30, 2020, due to the success of the Non-Commissioned Officer DLC 2.0 released in July 2020. Updates to the Enlisted Professional Military Education, or EPME, were made over the past year to provide Airmen the flexibility to grow as first-line supervisors and leaders.
  • Grissom’s Holiday Door Decorating Contest Begins

    It is that time of year for Team Grissom to get in the holiday spirit. The Airman & Family Readiness Center, or AFRC, is hosting its second holiday door decorating contest with this year’s theme on Winter Holiday.“Last year was the first year that we introduced the door decorating contest to Grissom,” said Stacey Pennington, 434th Force Support
  • Grissom wishes everyone a safe and happy Veterans Day

    In honor of all those who have served, domestically and abroad, in all branches of the military Grissom wishes everyone a safe and happy Veterans Day.
  • CMSGT Marion retires after 33 years of service

    It’s not really goodbye. It’s not even a change of scenery. It’s just moving forward. Chief Master Sgt. Wes Marion, 434 th Air Refueling Wing Command Chief, is doing just that after he retired Nov. 7 after 33 years of serving in the Air Force.

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Douglas Hays
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Tech. Sgt. Josh Weaver
NCOIC of public affairs

Master Sgt. Rachel Barton
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Tech. Sgt. Jami Lancette
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Tech. Sgt. Courtney Dotson-Essett
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Staff Sgt. Chris Massey
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Staff Sgt. Michael Hunsaker
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Staff Sgt. Alexa Culbert
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Staff Sgt. Jeremy Blocker
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Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko

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