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  • PA drawing contest winners named

    Dyess congratulates 11-year-old Kaitlyn Leavenworth, daughter of Maj. Jim and Mrs. Julia Leavenworth, 7th Operations Support Squadron, for winning first place in the Thanksgiving drawing contest for ages 9-12 and 7-year-old Jacob Bachert, son of Capt. Jeff Bachert, 317th Maintenance Squadron, and Master Sgt. Robin Bachert, 7th Component Maintenance
  • Spouses club donates $500 to Harvest Share

    Dyess' Enlisted Spouses Club donated $500 to the first sergeants' Warm Hearts Harvest Share fund drive Monday. The Harvest Share is an annual campaign to support financially stressed Dyess Airmen by providing them with checks that are redeemable at the commissary to buy necessities, especially during the Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays. "The
  • ACC command chief visits Dyess: CMSgt Popp speaks on ‘change,’ gains perspective on Dyess assets

    The Air Combat Command command chief master sergeant visited Dyess Wednesday to get a first-hand view of the base and offer Airmen insight on the current and upcoming changes in today's Air Force. Command Chief Master Sgt. David Popp visited with many base agencies and units, toured the first-term Airman dormitories and the Longhorn Dining
  • Career Enlisted Aviators job fair Thursday

    Dyess is scheduled to hold Career Enlisted Aviator job fairs Thursday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the 317th Airlift Group auditorium to inform junior enlisted servicemembers of opportunities available in CEA career fields. Some CEA jobs the Air Force is trying to recruit for include in-flight refueling specialist, loadmaster, flight engineer, airborne
  • Dyess families welcome home Airmen

    Hundreds of family members braved the cold and gathered late Saturday night at the 317th Airlift Group headquarters to welcome home nearly 200 Airmen returning from Southwest Asia. The Airmen, from the 317th AG and 7th Bomb Wing, spent more than four months flying and fixing aircraft and performing other jobs in support of Operations Enduring and
  • Dyess Airmen look to deliver knockout punch

    On Oct. 14 four Dyess Airmen stood inside a boxing ring to spar off, some for the very time. The Dyess Boxing Club was formed to give base personnel a way to learn boxing in a safe and cost-free environment, said Tech. Sgt. Edward Rivas, Dyess boxing coach. The club, which started just a few months ago, has already grown to a half a dozen boxers,
  • Red Ribbon Week to raise drug awareness

    Through Oct. 23 - 31, the Dyess Drug Demand Reduction program will bring drug awareness during Red Ribbon Week. While Abilene is a very safe town to raise a family, it still is a city of over 100,000 that has its element of crime and drugs, said Theodis Talbert, Dyess Drug Demand Reduction Program manager. "Our target audience, which includes
  • 317th AG deploys to support war on terror

    More than 190 Airmen from the 39th Airlift Squadron and the 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron deployed to the area of responsibility Oct. 13. The Airmen, who will be supporting the C-130 mission, will replace the 40th AS. The 40th AS is scheduled to return home soon. The group, consisting of some first-time deployers, is a fairly seasoned
  • LRS deploys convoy operators

    Approximately a dozen Airmen from the 7th Logistics Readiness Squadron left for Camp Bullis, Texas, Saturday for Basic Combat Convoy Course (BC3) to prepare for an eight month deployment to Iraq. The Airmen, who are deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, work side by side with the Army and will support convoy operations throughout Iraq,
  • Civilian deploys in support of war

    One man left Dyess Saturday to deploy with U.S. Armed Forces for the fourth time, and he wasn't wearing a uniform. Lino Prez has worked for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service for the last 15 years and voluntarily spent more than two years in the Middle East on three other deployments. He says it's been the adventure of a lifetime, and he's