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  • Defensor Fortis: Protecting all who enter

    So much can happen at any time within approximately 5,400 acres of Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. It raises the question, “Who is responsible for protecting people and resources inside the gates?”There are hundreds of security forces Airmen at Dyess who took the oath to keep the installation safe. They hold allegiance to their country, devotion to
  • Pharmacy keeps Airmen healthy

    The 7th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy team must keep on their toes to ensure Airmen, family and retirees at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, receive the right medication within the correct dosages.The pharmacy team, consisting of Airmen and American Red Cross volunteers, work together to process and deliver as many as 300 to 500 prescriptions each
  • Dyess hosts Palace Chase seminar

    Throughout an Airman's career, their goals both personally and professionally may change along the way. Whether they’re on their first enlistment or 10 years in, there are avenues available for Airmen to change their status of serving in the Air Force.Every third Wednesday of the month, Airmen are able to learn about different ways in which they
  • Dyess Delinquents: Military Justice Summary - July 2018

    COURTS-MARTIAL SUMMARY TSgt. Member was accused of sexually assaulting a junior Airman while TDY OCONUS. He was court martialed for violations of Article 120 (Sexual assault) and found guilty by a panel of Air Force officers. He was sentenced to confinement for 12 months, reduction to the rank of Airman Basic, and a dishonorable service
  • 7th CMS avionics flight earns Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award

    Every year since 1992, the Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award recognizes teams that improve operational performance, use a systematic approach to enhance mission capability and create sustained results. This year, it was awarded to the 7th Component Maintenance Squadron avionics flight. “The award is something the Chief of Staff does to highlight
  • Commentary: Happy Birthday to Lt. Col. William Edwin Dyess

    On August 9, 1916, a child was born destined to become one of the most decorated aviator and Soldier in World War II, Pacific Theater of Operations. As an excited four-year-old, Dyess had his first opportunity to jump inside the seat of a barnstorming biplane passing through his hometown of Albany, Texas. This early exhilarating joy fueled his
  • 317th AW welcomes new commander

    Col. Jeffrey Menasco assumed command of the 317th Airlift Wing at Dyess Air Force Base, Aug. 3, 2018. Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett, 18th Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony and discussed what Menasco has to look forward to while he leads the 317th AW.“Your Airmen are talented, innovative and brave,” said Barrett. “Any adversary in the world,
  • 39th AS earns recognition as AMC’s most outstanding airlift squadron

    The 39th Airlift Squadron earned recognition as Air Mobility Command’s top airlift squadron for 2017. The 39th AS will be presented the 2017 General Joseph Smith Trophy during a ceremony Sept. 19 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.The award, which was previously won by the unit in 2007, recognizes the most outstanding airlift squadron within Air
  • 317th AW facilitates 82nd Airborne Battalion Mass Tac

    Approximately 60 Airmen assigned to the 317th Airlift Wing participated in Battalion Mass Tac from July 12 to 20, 2018, at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina. BMTW is a tactical joint exercise between the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army designed to enhance Airmen’s abilities to practice contingency operations in a controlled stateside environment.