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  • Grissom Air Reserve Base sparks innovation

    The 434th Air Refueling Wing is setting up a new innovation center or “spark cell” at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. Spark cells are a decentralized network of Air Force facilities around the world, used to execute locally generated ideas and projects. Spark cells are developed by AFWERX, which is

  • Grissom gets ready for winter

    While many are looking at the fall foliage, Grissom civil engineers are looking at snow plows and salt trucks.The Hoosier Wing is now ready to keep the roads and runways clear this upcoming winter season with fully inspected snow removal equipment.

  • ATSS shop working behind the scenes

    Climbing 50-foot towers and fixing radar in the frigid Indiana winter is a difficult task but somebody has to do it. That’s where the airway transportation systems specialists come in handy.An airway transportation systems specialist maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs surveillance radar, air

  • Ireland wins 2021 Fire Chief of the Year award

    From extinguishing 75-foot waves of fire to decorating “Grissom Fire” themed Christmas trees at a charity event, John Ireland epitomizes leadership.Ireland, civilian fire chief of the Grissom Fire Department, received the 2021 Indiana Emergency Responders Conference Fire Chief of the Year award for

  • Grissom hosts ESGR boss lift

    For some reservists asking for time off from civilian jobs can be a daunting task, but a collaboration between the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Grissom, Fort Wayne and Terre Haute units is designed to make that task easier to do.The 434th Air Refueling Wing, 122nd Fighter Wing, and

  • GCC members attend combat-ready exercise

    Provide air refueling and combat ready forces – that’s the 434th ARW mission, and visitors got an opportunity to see these combat ready forces in action recently.The Grissom Community Council witnessed Airmen practicing combat skills during an exercise Aug. 20, 2021.

  • Many faces of a Citizen Airman

    To say that Staff Sgt. Bryan Randall is good at time management might be the understatement of the year.Randall, a personnel specialist with the 434th Force Support Squadron, uses every bit of his time fulfilling his duties as a father, special agent for the United States government, play writer,

  • Hoosier Wing welcomes new vice commander

    The 434th Air Refueling Wing introduces the new vice commander, Col. Frederick Kuehn.Before Kuehn became a member of the Grissom family, he was a joint aerospace operations officer at Norfolk Naval Base, Virginia.In 2001, Kuehn earned his Air Force commission as a distinguished graduate of the Air

  • 434th MXS conducts aircraft recovery exercise

    When a KC-135 is down and damage is done, the Grissom maintainers are on call and ready to take action.The 434th Maintenance Squadron conducted an annual crashed, damaged, disabled aircraft recovery exercise on July 30, 2021.

  • Bermudez assumes command of 434th AMDS

    For centuries, assumption of command ceremonies have allowed members the opportunity to witness the symbolic passing of the flag in the presence of friends, family and fellow Airmen.The 434th Aerospace Medicine Squadron witnessed this tradition and met their new commander, Lt. Col. Kelli Bermudez,

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

Maj. Elias Zani
Public affairs officer

Josh Weaver
Public affairs operations chief

Master Sgt. Josh Weaver
NCOIC of public affairs

Master Sgt. Rachel Barton
Staff writer

Tech. Sgt. Alexa Culbert
Staff writer

Senior Airman Alexis Morris
Staff writer

Senior Airman Elise Faurote
Staff writer