News Search

  • 434th History: WWII x D-Day

    Learn about the 434th Troop Carrier Wing's involvement in the invasion of Normandy during WWII, specifically the unit's activities during June 1944, through this three-part series. (U.S. Air Force videos by Senior Airman Elise Faurote)

  • Hoosier Airpower 2024

    Eight KC-135R Stratotankers assigned to the 434th Air Refueling Wing participate in a "Formation Friday" elephant walk, June 7, 2024, Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana. As the only active Air Force Reserve Command unit in Indiana, the Hoosier Wing, aligned under Fourth Air Force, plays a crucial

  • Inside 434 SFS' Night Firing Qualification Course

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 434th Security Forces Squadron participated in the Carbine Defender Qualification Course at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana, June 6-7, 2024. The 434th SFS Airmen complete the DQC annually to ensure its Airmen are prepared to defend America’s interests at home

  • EOD Airman fuels local high school’s robotics team

    In addition to representing Team Grissom during a U.S. Army-sponsored explosive ordnance disposal competition this past spring, Staff Sgt. Rockwood Bullard, 434th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, spent over 270 hours volunteering as a mentor for a local robotics team

  • Grissom bids farewell to its command chief

    The 434th Air Refueling Wing is preparing to say farewell to its current command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Brian Jensenius, as he transitions to his new role as the command chief for the 22nd Air Force.

  • Grissom launches annual AFAF campaign

    In a memorandum to Grissom Air Reserve Base personnel dated May 5, 2024, Col. Van T. Thai, 434th Air Refueling Wing commander, announced the launch of the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign for 2024.

  • Col. Thai's first commander's call

    U.S. Air Force Col. Van T. Thai, 434th Air Refueling Wing commander, delivers remarks at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana, May 4, 2024. Thai held his first commander’s call during the May unit training assembly with the purpose of formally introducing himself to the entire Hoosier Wing for the

  • 434th FSS train, create partnerships in Japan

    Airmen assigned to the 434th Force Support Squadron hopped on a 14-hour flight to train with our active-duty wingmen, during a annual tour duty at Yokota Air Base, Japan, from April 1-15, 2024. The purpose of the trip was to create partnerships for Team Grissom within the Indo-Pacific region and

  • Grissom receives RTIC system, training

    For the first time, the 434th Air Refueling Wing is equipping its tanker fleet with the RTIC system. With this new capability comes the need for crews to understand how to utilize it. This brought John “Mooch” Carroll, 46th Test Squadron Link 16 fielding team contractor, and Shawn Moore, 46th Test

  • Grissom hosts tenth DoD FRAS course

    Firefighters participating in the Department of Defense Fire Rescue and Survival Course at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana, carry a downed firefighter down a ladder during the culmination event of the course, April 26, 2024. The final training scenario is rarely passed by cohorts on their first

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

Senior Airman Elise Faurote
Staff writer