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  • Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee thanks Reserve Citizen Airmen

    A multimedia piece designed for social media featuring comments from Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee's final interview as Air Force Reserve commander. In the video, Scobee expresses his belief that the people of the Air Force Reserve are responsible for his success and thanks them.

  • Grissom’s Civil Engineer Squadron recognized as top CE unit in AFRC

    Since 1966, the Society of American Military Engineers, or SAME, has recognized top Air Force civil engineering units with the Curtin Award, named for Maj. Gen. Robert H. Curtin. This award is an esteemed honor bestowed upon only the most distinctively accomplished CE units.SAME recently recognized

  • Aerial porters move into new home

    With the ‘slice’ of giant scissors the 49th Aerial Port Squadron officially moved into their new facility June 3, 2022.The new 11,870 square-foot facility is located between base operations and the air traffic control tower and is home to 122 aerial porters.

  • Heritage To Make You Proud

    “History makes you smart, Heritage makes you proud.” These were the words given to Brian Knowles, 434th Air Refueling Wing historian, when he was first beginning his career. He took them to heart then and continues to do so by using history to instill pride in the Airmen at Grissom.

  • Grissom Airman from Nigeria becomes U.S. citizen

    The uniform doesn’t tell the whole story. From the outside we may dress alike, but every person that zips up their blouse has their own unique story, a story of how they got here, or why they choose to serve, and because of their journey some of those storytellers can do so in multiple

  • 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

  • Marine from Fort Wayne killed in Osprey crash

    One of four Marines that died March 18, in a training flight in Norway was from Fort Wayne, Indiana.Capt. Matthew J. Tomkiewicz served as an MV-22B Osprey pilot with the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing stationed on Marine Corps Air Station New

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

Public affairs officer

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