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  • Airman with Amish roots trains as a boom operator

    As a young child, Eva Chupp’s Amish upbringing was a world away from the high-tech business of the United States Air Force. Though unconventional, now Senior Airmen Chupp’s journey from her community in Michigan, to the boom pod of the KC-135R Stratotanker is taking flight.
  • Grissom members recognized for longevity

    The Hoosier wing recognized 16 base employees who reached career tenure milestones.
  • Grissom holds Firecracker 5K

    Runners at Grissom take off at the start of the Firecracker 5K held here June 30, 2021. Grissom holds monthly 5K runs to promote fitness and camaraderie.The next run is the Dog Days of Summer 5K and is scheduled for July 28.
  • Grissom unit supports overseas contingency training

    The Hoosier Wing’s main mission is providing air refueling and combat ready Airmen, but for the first time in over 5 years, members of Air Force Reserve Command’s Contingency Equipment Management Facility supported an overseas mission. A C-17 from Dover Air Force Base, Del., came to Grissom June 1 to pick up civil engineering cargo palletized by Grissom’s CEMF, destined for the pacific. The AFRC CEMF is a geographically separated operating location which falls under Detachment 1, 622nd Contingency Equipment Group, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia.
  • Grissom flexes muscles during readiness exercise

    Airmen were challenged to demonstrate the 434 Air Refueling Wing’s ability to generate and employ real-world U.S. Strategic Command requirements during an exercise here June 1-6.
  • First Shirt has commitment to Air Force, community

    Drawing on childhood experiences one Grissom Airmen uses these to help others.
  • Grissom announces quarterly award winners

    Grissom’s command chief announced the quarterly award winners for the first quarter of 2021.
  • Grissom hosts firefighter rescue and survival course

    Firefighters from both civilian and Reserve side of the house at Grissom are joined by others from Tinker AFB, Okla., Arnold AFB, Tenn., Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., and even from the Kokomo City Fire Department in Kokomo, Ind.
  • Full-time flight surgeon revives medical readiness

    Col. (Dr.) Bill Bray, came on board about 10 months ago and began treating some of Grissom’s biggest problems – stacks of medical readiness items.
  • Grissom tests VR suicide prevention technology

    Airmen from across the 434th Air Refueling Wing participated in a suicide prevention virtual reality training demonstration from April 30 to May 2.
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