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  • By Master Sgt. Benjamin Mota
  • 434th ARW Public Affairs

The word is getting out about the Grissom Air & Space Expo Sept. 7-9, and one new tool made its debut in hopes of letting more people know about the event.

A web page, easily remembered as, came online this week to keep people informed about the event and answer some common questions.

“Our marketing guy Tim Sparks has done a great job of putting together the website that is both computer and smart phone friendly,” said Douglas Hays, 434th Air Refueling Wing public affairs chief.

Limitations exist on what items can be placed on government .mil sites such as the Grissom’s official home page. The .com site, provided by the Grissom Community Council loosens those requirements and lets the base legally share more information.

“Plus it’s easy to remember,” Hays said. “ is simple, straight forward and easily retained.”

The site will be updated until the event to ensure the latest information is out on both military and civilian acts.

“We anticipate 45,000 people per day if the weather is good,” Hays said. “This is a great opportunity for the community to see what their tax payer dollars are spent on.”

This is the first airshow held at the base in 16 years and will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Army Golden Knights.

“The page already has a plethora of information on the event, answers frequently asked questions, and it will continue to grow,” Hays said. “We don’t have an advertising budget to promote the Grissom Air & Space Expo, so we hope everyone who sees the web page will share it with their friends and family to really make the event a huge success.”

The 434th ARW is the largest KC-135R Stratotanker unit in the Air Force Reserve Command. The Citizen Airmen from the Hoosier Wing routinely deploy around the world in support of the Air Force mission.

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