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  • Achieving daily success through sound sleep

    During these difficult times, it can be tempting to give in a little, to let some things go, and settle in to the moment at hand.  Whether that means extra drinks, all-night gaming, or binging on the latest episode(s!) of your favorite show, sleep can quickly go out the window, down the street, and out of the house for the rest of the night or
  • 317th AW welcomes new commander

    Col. James G. Young, 317th Airlift Wing incoming commander, formally assumed command of the 317th AW from the outgoing commander, Col. Jeffrey Menasco, during a change of command ceremony at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, July 24, 2020.Young joins the 317th AW team after serving as the commander of the 86th Operations Group at Ramstein Air Base,
  • Education Center advisor launches EAP

    Dyess’ Education and Training Center hopes to increase the number of Airmen on base working towards their Community College of the Air Force, or CCAF, degree. The CCAF Advisor is leading the charge by establishing an Education Ambassadors Program, or EAP, at Dyess Air Force Base. Brittany Morris, 7th Force Support Squadron CCAF advisor, says her
  • Elite USAF rugby player brings her skills to deployment

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tanya Siford, 7th Logistics Readiness Squadron Individual Protective Equipment Supervisor at Dyess Air Force Base, recently returned from a deployment at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa. While there she was attached to the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. When Siford isn’t in her Air Force uniform, she’s in a
  • Dyess, Little Rock conduct largest formation flight in C-130J history

    The C-130 community rewrote history July 14, 2020, successfully piloting the largest formation flight ever of C-130J Super Hercules aircraft in support of a Joint Forcible Entry exercise over Dyess Air Force Base and Big Bend, Texas.In total, the “Herk Nation Stampede” featured a formation flight of 24 aircraft from the 317th Airlift Wing based at
  • Dyess maintainer earns PhD

    According to Air Force personnel data, Dyess’ Senior Master Sgt. Erik Kast is the only enlisted Airman in the 2A (maintenance) career field to hold a Doctor of Philosophy degree, more commonly known as a doctoral degree or PhD.Kast, who currently serves as Dyess’ 7th Equipment Maintenance Squadron lead production superintendent, says his Air Force
  • Dyess AFB flight line maintains 24-hour operations during pandemic

    While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many businesses and facilities to be closed, that does not include the airfield at Dyess Air Force Base. The 7th Operational Support Squadron’s Airfield Operations Flight has continued 24-hour airfield operations for both local and transient aircraft, or aircraft not assigned to Dyess AFB.Maintaining an
  • 317th Airlift Wing celebrates historic homecoming

    All Airmen and aircraft from the 317th AW now have six-to-eight month dwell time before the next deployment. This will be the longest period of time that all Airmen have been at home station since the start of the war on terror.
  • Public Health Emergency Officers balance risk and mission during crisis

    The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the role of Air Force public health emergency officers to the forefront. PHEOs are military treatment facility staff who are designated to serve as a resource to help guide installation commanders during a large scale public health incident. They provide expertise and recommendations to base leadership on how to respond, mitigate, and control the incident as well as coordinate information and response activities with local community health officials.
  • LRAFB, Dyess demonstrate agile combat airlift during JFE exercise

    Little Rock and Dyess Air Force Base launched 19 C-130J Super Hercules in support of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Forcible Entry exercise at the Nevada Test and Training Range, June 6.