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  • Colonel Pemberton completes 'fini flight'

    Col. Thom Pemberton, 434th Air Refueling Wing commander climbed from the cockpit of his KC-135 Stratotanker for the last time March 21, 2023, and was bombarded by a wall of water.

  • Nickson Takes Command of 434th SFS

    The 434th Security Forces Squadron said goodbye to their commander and welcomed a new one during a change of command ceremony here, February 4, 2023. Lt. Col. Matthew Garvelink relinquished command to Capt. Chadwick Nickson.

  • Grissom has a Ball, recognizes annual award winners

    The 434th ARW held an 80th Anniversary Ball and annual awards ceremony. It was an opportunity to reflect on both the base and wing’s history, recognize the outstanding accomplishments of 434th ARW members and have a little fun in the process.

  • Top enlisted communicator retires

    Chief Master Sgt. Michael Morris, 434th Communications Squadron senior enlisted leader retired Jan. 21, 2023 following a 22-year career.

  • Street takes command of 72nd ARS

    The 72nd Air Refueling Squadron welcomed Lt. Col. Scott Street as their new commander during an assumption of command ceremony, January 21, 2023, at Gus Grissom Hall.

  • Grissom honor first female Marine

    Marines and Airmen honored a Marine Corps legend, Sgt. Opha May Johnson, a U.S. Marine Corps Reservist, by memorializing her with a building dedication on Nov. 10, 2022 at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana.

  • Rising 6 working to get ride share program in gear

    Grissom members may have a chance to save money with new commuter program.The program is designed to allow those who travel longer distances to ride share or carpool and make it more affordable to serve.

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