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Commander represents Grissom in circus parade

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Douglas Hays
  • 434th ARW Public Affairs
Marching bands, and clowns, and lions, and mayors and military leaders - strike up the parade!

Col. Doug Schwartz, 434th Air Refueling Wing commander helped celebrate Peru Indiana's 56th Circus Parade July 18 by riding in a convertible and waving to the crowd.

"Grissom Air Reserve Base is a vital part of this community," Schwartz said, "It's important that we reflect those Midwestern values and I was honored to represent the men and women of Grissom in the parade."

The parade marched right down Main Street before turning onto Broadway and finishing on Canal Street. People lined the route to join in the celebration.

Grissom is home to the 434th ARW, the largest KC-135R Stratotanker unit in the Air Force Reserve Command.

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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. Courtney Dotson-Essett
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Michael Hunsaker
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Alexa Culbert
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Jeremy Blocker
Staff writer

Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko