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  • 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 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 13, in a ceremony during the unit training assembly.
  • Team Grissom kicks off holiday donation drive

    Grissom’s Airman and Family Readiness Center is accepting donations for its annual food drive until the Saturday of the November unit training assembly. Donation boxes will be in every building throughout the base.
  • Marines return to in-person drilling

    Practice can make perfect, but what happens when practice is no longer an option amid a pandemic that has forced in-person training to be nearly impossible? You have to start over and re-learn old, and new equipment. After months of virtual unit training assemblies the Marines from Detachment 1 Communications Company were finally able to get some much needed ‘hands-on’ time with their gear.
  • Grissom legal office looking for new team members

    Providing legal assistance to every wing member is no easy feat and the 434th Judge Advocate General Corps is looking for a few new faces to help keep things running smoothly. The mission of the JAG office is to provide 434th Air Refueling Wing leadership and Airmen with legal support. The office is currently in search of Airmen to help fill paralegal roles within the unit.
  • 434th Mission Support Group welcomes Wiltse as new leader

    Col. Gretchen Wiltse assumed command of the 434th Mission Support Group during a ceremony here, July. 9, marking her first unit training assembly as the unit’s new commander. Wiltse proudly accepted the group’s guidon from Col. Scott Russell, who led the group since 2014.
  • Grissom defender earns high security forces honor

     Being committed to a job well done and going above and beyond the call of duty is a key component of leadership. For some it takes practice. For others like Staff Sgt. Lance Buechler, it comes naturally and has earned him command-level recognition.
  • Save the date: 434th ARW to host annual awards banquet

    It is almost that time of year when the wing gathers to honor Grissom Airmen who exhibit core values and go above and beyond through their commitment to duty. Nominees, along with family friends and Airmen, are invited to celebrate at the base dining facility during this year’s annual awards banquet.
  • Military personnel flight takes top honors in door decorating contest

    The holidays are in full swing with the countdown to Christmas underway. Members of the 434th Air Refueling Wing were in the holiday spirit, celebrating the weekend with squadron holiday parties and a festive meal at the dining facility.
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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

Maj. Neil Samson
Public affairs officer

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Public affairs operations chief

Tech. Sgt. Josh Weaver
NCOIC of public affairs

Tech. 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
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Alexa Culbert
Staff writer

Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko
Staff writer

Senior Airman Jeremy Blocker
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