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  • Air Force update for COVID-19

    In an effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 and to prioritize the health and safety of Department of the Air Force personnel, the following modifications have been made:
  • Retired Airman keeps team Grissom supplied with masks

    Juanita Withrow, Grissom Drug Demand Reduction Program manager, has produced almost 900 face masks while working from home, all of which have been donated to Grissom Airmen and the local community.
  • Putting technology to the test, Airmen complete virtual UTA

    Readiness, resiliency and the ability to adapt during a time of crisis are just a few characteristics that the men and women of the 434th Air Refueling Wing embody during tough times.To help keep Grissom Airmen safe, healthy and mission-ready, the 434th ARW held a virtual unit training assembly May 2-3.“We want to maintain connections and let our
  • Pence arrives at GARB

    Vice President Mike Pence flew into Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana April 30, 2020 to meet with Kokomo, Indiana business leaders responsible for manufacturing ventilators during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • A message from the Vice

    With most states being under strict social distancing guidelines and our economy dealing with the loss of business it is important for us to pause and appreciate what we do have.
  • FVAP provides voting assistance during COVID-19 pandemic

    With many states being under strict travel restrictions, the Federal Voting Assistance program is stepping up to ensure everyone has an opportunity to vote.
  • Despite COVID-19 434th ARW deployments continue

    More than 80 Airmen and four KC-135 Stratotankers from the wing deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Air Force Central Command combat operations last week.
  • President signs Executive Order calling up Air Force Reserve medics, other specialties

    On March 27, the President signed an Executive Order authorizing mobilization of the Reserve Component in response to COVID-19 operations.  For the Air Force Reserve, personnel already serving in the Selected Reserve and Participating Individual Ready Reserve, as well as those assigned to the Individual Ready Reserve, may be asked to volunteer to activate in support of COVID-19 response.  If taskings exceed the volunteer pool, mobilization of the IRR to active status is now authorized to ensure mission accomplishment. 
  • Fueling the mission

    A C-17 Globemaster from the 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio lines up to receive fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker from Grissom ARB, Indiana, March 24, 2020. Reserve Citizen Airmen continue to maintain readiness and perform missions during the Novel Coronavirus-19 outbreak. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Wright)
  • Social distancing at altitude

    Social distancing wasn’t a problem for A10 Warthogs from the 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and a KC-135R Stratotanker from Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana, March 17, 2020 as the units paired up for a refueling mission in the skies over Northcentral Indiana. Despite the Novel Coronavirus pandemic both units continue to work to meet Air Force mission requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo Capt. Steven Bretscher)
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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