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  • 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

  • Back to action: Physical fitness tests return to Grissom

    Twice a year or once a year, we take the Air Force fitness assessment test depending on your score. It’s what we’ve grown accustomed to when it comes to physical fitness testing, but like so many other things, COVID-19 derailed it. For over a year, fitness tests didn’t exist, but now, after 15

  • 434th CS Airmen ensure mission success through pandemic and beyond

    The COVID-19 pandemic changed us. It changed the way we work, the way we travel, and the way we interact with one another. While change is often met with resistance, the 434th Communications Squadron embraced the challenge in front of them and stepped up to ensure the information systems used by

  • 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

  • Grissom bids farewell to Col. Larry Shaw

    The familiar whistle that breaks the silence in the hallways of Grissom’s headquarters will now be a tune heard by memory. That whistle, Col. Larry Shaw’s trademark pre-cursor to his energetic entrance, will reverberate here no longer. Shaw retired as commander of the 434th Air Refueling Wing March

  • 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

  • Grissom welcomes new command chief

    Chief Master Sgt. Nathan Parks has taken the helm as the 434th Air Refueling Wing’s command chief.Parks assumed the role after Chief Master Sgt. Wes Marion’s retirement in November. He joins the unit from Creech Air Force Base, Nevada where he served as the superintendent of the 726th Operations

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

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Public affairs officer

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Public affairs operations chief

Tech. Sgt. Josh Weaver
NCOIC of public affairs

Master Sgt. Rachel Barton
Staff writer

Tech. Sgt. Courtney Dotson-Essett
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Michael Hunsaker
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Alexa Culbert
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Jeremy Blocker
Staff writer

Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko