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  • 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 his outstanding achievements and leadership.
  • 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, graphic novel writer, and Airman.
  • 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 Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.
  • 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.
  • 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 Mobility Command, visited Grissom to tour base facilities and the entire airfield, including its runways and taxiways in order to determine the base’s suitability for the new KC-46 mission.
  • 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 months, Grissom Airmen are beginning fitness tests for the first time since the pandemic. In order to dust the cobwebs off, and prepare after such a long time off, Grissom has arranged multiple programs for Airmen to be fit-to-fight.
  • 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 Airmen, whether remote or in garrison, stayed connected and protected.
  • 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, which may one day be included in the Air Force's physical fitness test.
  • 434th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron repairs KC-135R, ensures mission success

    Turning wrenches to keep KC-135R Stratotankers flying is a demanding task calling for grit, toughness, and perseverance as temperature swings on the mass parking ramp can be sweltering hot, to bone numbing cold – sometimes in the same day.
  • 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 sergeant for the 434th ARW, upon completion of the month long First Sergeant’s Academy at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. On drill weekends, he will serve as the 434th Force Support Squadron’s First Sergeant.
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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

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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. Jami Lancette
Staff writer

Tech. Sgt. Courtney Dotson-Essett
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Chris Massey
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Michael Hunsaker
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Staff Sgt. Alexa Culbert
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Jeremy Blocker
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Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko

Staff writer