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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.

  • Check before Buy: It Could Save Your Career

    Many consumer manufactures have released lines of energy drinks and food that contain hemp seed oil, and they’re not the only one to jump on the bandwagon. As more states move to legalize marijuana, producers are jumping at the chance to market its novelty.Marijuana derivatives can be found in

  • 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

  • 434th Air Refueling Wing Annual Award winners

    434th Air Refueling Wing Airman of the YearSenior Amn Kendall Ranges, non-destructive inspection journeyman, 434th Maintenance Squadron434th Air Refueling Wing Non-Commissioned Officer of the YearStaff Sgt. Andrew Davenport, firefighter, 434th Civil Engineer Squadron434th Air Refueling Wing Senior

  • Team Grissom Spreads Holiday Cheer

    Grissom provides several holiday programs aimed at bringing the spirit of the season to the base and local community.Holiday programs and events planned for this season included Angel Tree, food drive, kids’ Christmas party, Key Spouse’s door decorating contest and Toys for Tots sponsored by the

  • ATSS shop working behind the scenes

    Climbing 50-foot towers and fixing radar in the frigid Indiana winter is a difficult task but somebody has to do it. That’s where the airway transportation systems specialists come in handy.An airway transportation systems specialist maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs surveillance radar, air

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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.

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