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  • The retaking of Corregidor Island

    Last week marked the 74th anniversary of the daring World War II airborne assault to retake Corregidor Island, the Philippines, from Imperial Japanese forces. A 6,000-man enemy force occupied Corregidor Island which guarded the entrance to Manila Bay blocking allied efforts to reopen this strategic port. Retaking Corregidor also had strong symbolic
  • Abilene recognize Dyess Airman as “Top 20 under 40”

    A Dyess Air Force Base Airman was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce as one of Abilene’s “Top 20 under 40” professionals Feb. 12, at the Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas.Tech. Sgt. Cameron Wiley, 7th Munitions Squadron B-1B Lancer armament systems maintenance expeditor, earned the recognition for his contributions within the community.“I was
  • 7th BW leaders meet with small businesses, discuss innovation

    The 7th Bomb Wing hosted its first collider this week between shift-work Airmen and representatives for several technology-based small businesses. A collider is a planned meeting between two groups of people who rarely interact. The meeting allowed for communication between 7th BW Airmen to talk about technical innovation with the personnel form
  • 317th AW Airmen return home, embrace their families

    Airmen and aircraft assigned to the 317th Airlift Wing returned to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, from a deployment to Afghanistan Jan. 18, 2019.“Our deployment was during one of the most challenging times of the year; the end of the traditional fighting season and the beginning of the harsh weather,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Allen, 40th Airlift
  • Airmen compete in Dyess Strike Challenge

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 7th Munitions Squadron load inert munitions during the Dyess Strike Challenge at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Jan 18, 2019. Airmen from the 7th MUNS, 9th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 7th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 28th Aircraft Maintenance Unit competed in two teams to see which team could build and load
  • 317th Airlift Wing deploys, supports USAFE, AFRICOM

    Airmen from the 317th Airlift Wing deployed to Germany and Africa from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 7-8, 2019.The deployed Airmen will be using skills acquired during training, exercises and past experiences to ensure the real-world missions downrange are a success.“In a lot of case, especially in the environment which our Airmen are deploying
  • AFRC supports Airmen and their families

    For service members whether they're single or have dependents, going to their first base, moving to another base or separating from the Air Force, the 7th Force Support Squadron Airman & Family Readiness Center provides a multitude of helpful classes and programs for whomever wants to learn how to maintain and balance a healthy and happy lifestyle
  • Dyess Airman pronounced dead

    A Dyess Airman was pronounced dead at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas on Jan. 1, 2019 at 6:53 p.m. Master Sgt. Bob Parangan entered the Air Force on March 19, 1997. He arrived at Dyess in October 2018 and was assigned to the 7th Logistics Readiness Squadron as the noncommissioned officer in-charge of the material management flight. "We
  • The B-1B Lancer: 20 years of global power

    December 18, 2018 marks the 20-year anniversary of the first operational combat debut of the B-1B Lancer.The B-1's blended wing and body configuration, variable-geometry wings and turbofan afterburning engines, combine to provide long range, maneuverability and high speed. While this bomber is responsible for carrying the largest conventional
  • Dyess Marines, Airmen bring cheer with Toys for Tots

    U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Marines assigned to Detachment 1 at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, worked alongside Dyess Airmen and Abilene community members to distribute gifts as a part of Toys for Tots in Abilene, Texas, Dec. 12-13, 2018.According to the Toys for Tots website, their primary goal is to help bring the joy of the holidays and send a