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  • Energy team visits Dyess

    A high-powered energy team consisting of members from the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense visited Dyess to see its energy programs Aug. 17 and 18.The "Renewable Energy Showcase" made stops at the effluent water systems, wind farms and future site of the waste-to-energy plant. "Dyess is an absolute leader in the Air Force for
  • AMC commander visits Dyess

    The Air Mobility Command commander visited Dyess Aug. 16 and 17 to see the premier C-130 unit here, which is AMC's busiest and the Air Force's most highly-deployed aviation unit since Sept. 11. General Duncan McNabb had the opportunity to meet with Abilene civic leaders who support Dyess and tour the base, meeting Airmen and getting first-hand
  • 12th Air Force commander visits Dyess

    Lieutenant Gen. Norman R. Seip, 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern commander, made the first of his seven base visits here Monday. The base visits are part of a commitment he made to look at each base's operations first hand when he took over as 12th Air Force commander, the general said. During his visit, he met with wing leadership and Airmen
  • 7th Bomb Wing welcomes new commander

    The 7th Bomb Wing welcomed a new commander following a change of command ceremony July 28 at the 3-Bay Hangar. Colonel Timothy Ray replaced Col. Garrett Harencak, who is moving on as Air Combat Command's deputy director of requirements at Langley Air Force Base, Va. Colonel Ray and his wife Rhonda are making this their first stop to Team Dyess
  • Commander says goodbye to Team Dyess

    Two years ago, in my first Commander’s Corner, I wrote what a great honor it was to be the wing commander for Team Dyess. Today, as I change command, and Tanya and I begin another chapter in our Air Force journey, I humbly thank you all for two fantastic years in command of the greatest base in the Department of Defense! We have been and will
  • 7th Medical Group welcomes new commander

    The 7th Medical Group welcomed a new commander during a ceremony at The Heritage Club July 6. Colonel Kent Helwig replaced Col. (Dr.) Richard D. Trifilo, who retired after 26 years of service. The new commander and his wife, Kay, are making this their first stop at Dyess after he served as the deputy command surgeon at Headquarters, Pacific Air
  • B-1s dropping bombs on those engaged with Coalition forces

     Airmen from the 40th Air Expeditionary Group continue to make their presence felt in Operation Enduring Freedom through bombs dropped by B-1Bs. Just 30 days into Air Expeditionary Force Rotation 1/2, about 200 Airmen from here forward deployed to support the Coalition ground forces closer to the battlefront. According to Col. Scott Vander Hamm, 40
  • 7th MSG welcomes new commander

    The 7th Mission Support Group received a new commander July 7 as Col. James Hammes III took command of the 7th MSG at the parade grounds. Colonel Hammes replaced Col. Steven Tippets, who is retiring after 27 years of service. The new commander is taking over the 7th MSG after serving as the 7th Bomb Wing Inspector General since 2004. Colonel Hammes
  • B-1B pilot becomes first-ever to reach 4,000 B-1 hours; record should stand for some time

    A 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron pilot forever etched his name in the history books as he became the first pilot to go more than 4,000 flying hours in the B-1B. Lieutenant Col. Jeff Roetzel recently completed an Operation Enduring Freedom combat mission that put him on a plateau that no other pilot has ever reached. Immediately after landing at
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