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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 BASH Program Hangs by a Thread

    The Air Force Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) program is the culmination of several different efforts that overlap to mitigate wildlife hazards. Here, that’s all held together by a thread. The BASH program is responsible for mitigating wildlife hazards around flight lines and the

  • Grissom Airmen get ready for back-to-school

    The waning summer days signal the back-to-school season is here.The Grissom Military and Family Readiness Center partnered with the Indiana Uniformed Service Organizations and Operation Home Front to provide backpacks and school supplies to the families of military members, during the August Unit

  • Perry Assumes Command of 434th OG

    In a two-for one ceremony, Doug Perry officially pinned on colonel insignia, and then took command of the 434th Operations Group here March 6, 2022.Colonel Perry had been the 434th Operations Support Squadron commander, and took over the helm of the 434th OG from a retiring Col. Brian Hollis.Col.

  • Need an ID card or DEERS appointment? Save time, schedule online!

    Grissom’s DEERS office is starting the new year off strong by offering members a faster, more streamlined option to schedule ID and DEERS appointments. Once handled exclusively over the phone, the one-person office sought a more modern solution to serve their customers better, which led to the use

  • New Fitness Assessment Alternatives available at Grissom

    New year, new you, right? Same goes for the Air Force Fitness Assessment. The traditional Air Force Fitness Assessment consists of one-minute assessments of push-ups and sit-ups to determine endurance capability and a 1.5-mile run to test cardiovascular strength. The new alternatives will allow

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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