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  • Col. Thai talks ‘Grissom grit’, near-peer fight

    Shortly before taking command of the Hoosier Wing, Col. Van T. Thai sat down with a representative from the 434th Air Refueling Wing public affairs office for a “question and answer”-style interview. The transcript below, edited for length and, in rare cases, clarity, is intended to educate the

  • Q&A with Lt. Col. David Borden, new 434th MSG commander

    To encourage members of the Grissom community to get to know him, outside of what can be found in his official biography, Lt. Col. David Borden, 434th Mission Support Group commander, sat down for an interview with a representative from the 434th Air Refueling Wing public affairs office for a

  • Fourth Air Force command team visits Grissom

    During the February unit training assembly, Team Grissom welcomed Maj. Gen. D. Scott Durham, Fourth Air Force commander, his wife, Jennifer Durham, and Chief Master Sgt. Travon Dennis, Fourth Air Force command chief, for a base visit.

  • Best Combat Crew Communications Team in Air Force Reserve at Grissom

    The Air Force Reserve Command recently recognized the 434th Operations Support Squadron Combat Crew Communications for outstanding performance in 2022 and Master Sgt. William Ellison, 434th OSS Combat Crew Communications Training Senior Non-commissioned Officer, took the title of 2022 Combat Crew

  • Colonel Wiltse retires after 34 years of service

    Personnel from Grissom lined the hallway of Bldg. 596 as Col. Gretchen Wiltse departed her office one final time closing out a 34-year career, Dec. 21, 2023.She was first introduced to the idea of attending the United States Air Force Academy as a third grader, and graduated from it in 1989.Her

  • Over 70 feet of tanker skin removed in riveting repair

    During November, the 434th Maintenance Squadron’s aircraft structural maintenance shop spent over 1,000 man hours repairing corrosion on the leading edge of a KC-135R Stratotanker’s wings.The project required approximately 12,000 rivets and over 70 feet of aircraft skin to be removed – the most

  • Grissom fuels holiday cheer

    Capt. Santa Claus, pilot for the Valuable Items X-Mas Express Navigation Squadron (VIXEN), waves goodbye before returning home to the North Pole in his sleigh, a KC-135R Stratotanker, after the children’s Christmas party at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. on Dec. 2, 2023. The event welcomed families

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

Airman 1st Class Elise Faurote
Staff writer