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  • Airman dies in auto accident

    A Dyess Airman died in an accident Monday while traveling in a government vehicle on Interstate 20 between Eastland and Ranger, Texas.Staff Sergeant Curtis Williams, 7th Civil Engineer Squadron electrician, entered the Air Force June 3, 1998, and has been at Dyess since November 2002.“Staff Sergeant Curtis Williams will be sorely missed,” said Lt.
  • PAR olympics prepare Airmen for ORI

    Seventeen two-man teams put their post attack reconnaissance knowledge and skill to use Feb. 15 when they gathered at the base theater for Dyess’ first-ever PAR olympics.The event was designed to provide handson training to PAR teams prior to the operational readiness inspection that is scheduled to begin Tuesday.“The PAR olympics was the idea of
  • MDG members win Air Force-level awards

    Two 7th Medical Group Airmen were surprised to learn they won Air Force-level awards for outstanding performance and dedication Feb. 10.Captain Melissa Meister, 7th MDG chief, public health element, won the Public Health Officer of the Year Award; and Tech. Sgt. W. Shane Brown, 7th MDG noncommissioned officer-incharge of medical equipment repair,
  • Elementary students adopt Dyess NCO

    First-grade students from Johnston Elementary School in Abilene welcomed a Dyess Airman back from Iraq with a morning full of Valentines, skits and food there Friday.The class “adopted” Master Sgt. B.J. Gorham, 7th Logistics Readiness Squadron operations supervisor, during his four-month deployment.“I got Halloween decorations, and they sent me
  • Ready to ‘run’: final ORI instructions

    It’s time to show the Air Combat Command Inspector General Team what Team Dyess is all about.Dyess is scheduled to begin its Air Combat Command operational readiness inspection Tuesday.The inspection will test the wing’s ability to deploy to a forward operating location and begin flying combat sorties.This inspection scenario will simulate the wing
  • Accident claims Airman's life

    A Dyess Airman died Saturday as a result of in-juries he suffered in an accident Friday while exiting the base at the main gate.Airman Cody Sparks, 7th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance crew member, entered the Air Force July 12, 2005, and has been at Dyess since Nov. 9, 2005.“He was a good Airman,” said Tech. Sgt. Jerry Lindquester, 7th
  • 40th Airlift Squadron returns

    A group of 194 men and women from the 39th Airlift Squadron and the 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron departed for Southwest Asia Feb. 15.They will take the tactical airlift reins from their sister squadron, the 40th Airlift Squadron, and will do business as the 738th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron.“They are truly a group of high-performing,
  • 56 club unites ‘middle’ tier NCOs

    If you ask almost any enlisted person about the chief’s council or the Top Three, chances are they will know what you are talking about and have some idea of what the group is for.But how many people have heard of the 56 Club?“The 56 Club is an organization made up of staff and technical sergeants and individuals with a line number for staff
  • Historical marker honors Colonel Dyess

    A historical marker was posted and a monument dedicated in nearby Albany, Texas, Feb. 24 in honor of Dyess’ namesake, Lt. Col. Edwin Dyess.Members of Colonel Dyess’ family, prominent figures of the Albany community, and 5th Army commander Lt. Gen. Robert Clark, among others, joined Col. Garrett Harencak, 7th Bomb Wing commander, at the Albany
  • Base ORI in full swing

    Dyess is in the throes of an operational readiness inspection, after months of preparation.The Phase II ORI, conducted by the Air Combat Command Inspector General team, is a test of Dyess’ ability to survive and operate in a deployed environment.The ACC IG team is comprised of approximately 100 inspectors, led by Col. Michael Rollison, ACC IG team