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Staff Sgt. Courtney Dotson-Essett, 434th Air Refueling Wing public affairs representative, showcases the Grissom Air & Space Expo mobile app at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., Aug. 28, 2019. The mobile app, which can be found by searching "Grissom" on the app store, provides a convenient way to see information about the Air & Space Expo, as well as times for all scheduled events Sept 7-8. (U.S. Air Force photo / A1C Harrison Withrow)

Staff Sgt. Courtney Dotson-Essett, 434th Air Refueling Wing public affairs representative, showcases the Grissom Air & Space Expo mobile app at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., Aug. 28, 2019. The mobile app, which can be found by searching "Grissom" on the app store, provides a convenient way to see information about the Air & Space Expo, as well as times for all scheduled events Sept 7-8. (U.S. Air Force photo / A1C Harrison Withrow)

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. --

As the Grissom Air & Space Expo nears, getting information to the public becomes more critical, but a new app is making that process much easier.

The Grissom ARB app was recently developed and released to provide the most updated information for people who plan on attending the event Sept. 7-8, 2019.

“Our office has fielded hundreds of calls since the expo was announced nearly a year ago,” said Doug Hays, 434th Air Refueling Wing public affairs chief. “This app will answer nearly all of those questions and then some.”

The app provides the most updated information regarding traffic routes, premium seating, security policies, performers, displays, maps and schedules. Updates will be made until the show ends.

“The base hasn’t had an airshow since 2003, so people have a lot of questions,” said Hays. “We want to ensure they are getting the most accurate information in a timely manner, and this app has been developed to do just that.”

The app can be downloaded on both Android and Apple platforms by performing a search for ‘Grissom ARB’ on your favorite application search tool.

General admission and parking are free. Gates open on both days at 8:30 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m.  The flying acts are scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. weather permitting.

For more information about the airshow, visit grissomairshow.com and stay connected with the 434th ARW on Facebook and Twitter for continued updates.

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.

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

Ben Mota
Public affairs Operations Chief

Vacant
NCOIC of public affairs

Tech. Sgt. Jami Lancette
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Chris Massey
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Courtney Dotson-Essett
Staff writer

Airman 1st Class Harrison Withrow
staff writer