GCC gets in the weeds with Army Warrior Skills training

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  • By Douglas Hays
  • 434th ARW Public Affairs

With a cool breeze and a stunning sunset, more than 40 members of the Grissom Community Council got in the weeds with the 316th Psychological Operations Company.

The GCC held its quarterly general membership meeting at Grissom Sept. 21, and as part of their meeting the group was taken to a bivouac area where Army Reservists from the 316th PSYOPs were taking part in Army Warrior Skills Training.

The training had normally been held at Camp Atterbury near Columbus, Indiana, but conducted it here for the first time this year.

“We really appreciated the opportunity to learn about the Army mission, their training and their capabilities,” said Frank Faulkner, GCC president. “Soldiers in the unit were extremely respectful and went out of their way to show us what they due in support of the Nation’s objectives.”

Prior to the ‘field trip’ the GCC started off their meeting at Chocks, with a social period before having dinner prepared by the 434th Force Support Squadron’s services staff.

The GCC is a civilian non-profit organization that works in partnership with Grissom ARB to provide support to the Air Force, Marine and Army personnel based at Grissom.

Grissom is not only home to the 434th ARW, the largest KC-135R Stratotanker unit in the Air Force Reserve Command, it also hosts three Army Reserve units and a Marine Corps Reserve communications detachment.

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