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  • 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
  • Airmen help provide Iraq’s new air force a place to call home

    Iraq’s new air force flying operations have received much publicity recently. But a military must have a base to call home. A team of Airmen spent more than a year helping the Iraqi air force establish its “only” base with a support unit.About a year ago, the New Al Muthana Air Base was just a shell.The base, about eight miles southwest of Baghdad
  • AFAF to kick off fund drive Monday

    What do the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Village, Air Force Enlisted Village, and the General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation have in common? They are all charitable organizations the annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign helps raise money for in order to assist hundreds of thousands of Airmen Air Force-wide.Starting Monday and lasting
  • Military relatives part of local band

    They play what you know and they play what you like, and isn’t that really the point?CORE 47, of local fame, is fueled by performers with direct ties to Dyess.Ashley Anderson, guitar, is the wife of 9th Bomb Squadron pilot Capt. Tobin Anderson; and Jeremy James, bass guitar, is the son of retired B-1 maintainer Master Sgt. Dennis James, 7th
  • Bomb Wing rocks inspection

    Team Dyess scored an overall “outstanding” on the operational readiness inspection that ran from Feb. 28 through March 3.The base theater was packed before the announcement was made Monday morning. Folks who had arrived only 25 minutes early needed to squeeze against the wall and stand. The air was thick with emotion. A power point presentation