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  • 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 his outstanding achievements and leadership.
  • 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 181st Intelligence Wing partnered with the Indiana ESGR on Aug. 27, 2021 to show Hoosier employers what their Reservist or Guardsman does when not working with them.
  • 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, graphic novel writer, and Airman.
  • 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 Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.
  • 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, during a ceremony held here, Aug. 8.
  • Grissom recruiters participate in total force recruiting

    Serving as ambassadors to one of the biggest decisions in a young person’s life, Air Force recruiters help the future of the force transition into the blue. To ensure they accomplish their mission, recruiters gathered for a total force recruiting briefing at Grissom, July 28, 2021.
  • Grissom ‘emptied the tank’ in preparation for KC-46 site survey

    A KC-46A Pegasus site survey team wrapped up a fact-finding visit to Grissom Friday. In May Grissom was named one of six bases the Air Force identified as a potential landing spot for the Reserve-led KC-46A operations. The survey team, consisting of members from Air Force Reserve Command and Air Mobility Command, visited Grissom to tour base facilities and the entire airfield, including its runways and taxiways in order to determine the base’s suitability for the new KC-46 mission.
  • Grissom announces award winners for the 2nd quarter

    Grissom’s command chief announced the quarterly award winners for the second quarter of 2021.

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. Jami Lancette
Staff writer

Tech. Sgt. Courtney Dotson-Essett
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Chris Massey
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Michael Hunsaker
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Alexa Culbert
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Jeremy Blocker
Staff writer

Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko

Staff writer