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  • 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

  • Perry Assumes Command of 434th OG

    In a two-for one ceremony, Doug Perry officially pinned on colonel insignia, and then took command of the 434th Operations Group here March 6, 2022.Colonel Perry had been the 434th Operations Support Squadron commander, and took over the helm of the 434th OG from a retiring Col. Brian Hollis.Col.

  • 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

  • Grissom bids farewell to CMSgt Michael Bowden

    What do you want to do when you grow up? The majority of us, even those of us in our 30’s and 40’s still can’t answer that question. In 1986, 19 year old Michael Bowden didn’t know the answer to that question either. The way he saw it he had two choices, join the military or go to college.With no

  • Closing up shop: Grissom bids farewell to CMSgt Richard Scully

    You don’t have to be a maintainer to know Chief Master Sgt. Richard Scully. His white hair is unmistakable, his smile warm, and he’s quick with a kind word. He’s been a part of Grissom Air Reserve base for more than 35 years. Chances are, he’s crossed paths with most Airmen here. The Maintenance

  • GCC elects new officers

    The Grissom Community Council held their annual meeting Feb. 4, 2020 in Kokomo, Ind., and elected new officers for the year.

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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

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