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  • 434th OSS Welcomes new commander

    Lt. Col. David Curl Jr. assumed command of the 434th Operations Support Squadron during a ceremony at Gus Grissom Hall on May 15, 2022.Col. Douglas Perry Jr., 434th Operations Group commander, presided over the assumption of command welcoming Curl to the unit.

  • Know your role

    A classic case of the ole bait and switch.Every drill weekend, Technical Sgt. Jordi Saunders, Development and Training Flight, chief loads his 30 trainees on a bus and shows them what the Air Force Reserve is like before they ever set foot on an airplane to head to basic training. Normally the

  • Grissom D&TF Marches Forward With New Flight Chief

    “Forward March! Hut, two, three, four...,” the new Development and Training Flight Chief counts cadence as he leads the newest flight of trainees through basic drill movements. Preparing them for what’s to come in Basic Military Training and marching them forward in their Air Force careers.The

  • Grissom IG inspection team earn individual, unit awards

    The 434th Air Refueling Wing Inspector General inspection team cleaned up during the 2020 Air Force Reserve Command IG Awards. Out of seven categories, the Grissom Team walked away with three wins, including two individual awards and one unit award.

  • Grissom fire chief earns Ray Picard award

    A Grissom firefighter recently snuffed out the competition winning an award that is given to one person annually. The 2021 Ray Picard Award was presented to Christian Jacobs, 434th Grissom Fire Department chief of fire prevention.

  • Grissom leads the way in PT changes

    The Air Force is pushing the physical fitness assessments to July 1st to help battle COVID-19. Air Force leadership is also using this time to assess potential components to improve the current assessment.Grissom had the opportunity to participate in a study on alternate physical fitness exercises,

  • Grissom welcomes first full-time first sergeant

    An additional duty proved to be a historical springboard for one Grissom member.Master Sergeant Benjamin Mota, 434th Air Refueling Wing public affairs superintendent made history by being selected as the first full-time first sergeant for the wing.Mota will become an Active Guard/Reserve first

  • PT test pushed to July, updates to scoring, physical components ahead

    When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5 mile run, 1 minute of pushups and situps) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous ten – for

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