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  • 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.
  • Barrett takes command of 18th AF

    Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett took command of 18th Air Force from Lt. Gen. GI Tuck during a ceremony here, July 31.
  • Commentary; 7th FSS hosts Customer Appreciation Month

    The 7th Force Support Squadron has announced that Customer Appreciation Month will be Aug. 1-31 at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.  The mission of Force Support Squadrons is to provide for the morale, welfare and recreation of Airmen and their families. Here at Dyess AFB, the 7th FSS focuses on promoting unit cohesion while building ready and
  • Japanese officer makes history with 39th AS

    An officer in the Japan Air Self-Defense Force recently became the first JASDF C-130J Super Hercules instructor pilot after completing extensive training through the Military Personnel Exchange Program Starting out as a new co-pilot from Kanagaw, Japan, Maj. Kentaro Mihara was assigned to the 39th Airlift Squadron for approximately three years
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