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  • Dyess Airman, comrades make history

    Five Airmen have joined aviation pioneers Gen. Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, Gen. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle and Brig. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Yeager in a select group -- all are recipients of the Clarence Mackay Trophy.To the five-person crew, the flight over northern Iraq that put them in the record books was much like any other mission they would fly. To
  • Top athlete awards presented by AFA head football coach

    The Air Force Academy’s head football coach, Fisher DeBerry, was here April 27 to present top athlete awards on the football field, encourage fitness and athleticism, and raise morale around base.Staff Sgt. James Wutz, an Airman Leadership School instructor from the 7th Mission Support Squadron, was awarded a certificate for being Dyess’
  • Volunteers with a mission

    Whether its helping with search and rescue operations or training nearly 25,000 cadet members in aerospace education and leadership, the Civil Air Patrol provides America and the Air Force a valuable service while remaining completely voluntary.The Civil Air Patrol is the official Auxiliary to the U.S. Air Force and is made up of both civilians and
  • Airman shares combat field experience in Afghanistan

    From fixing computers to being forward deployed with the Army, a Dyess Airman serving in Afghanistan has a story to tell.Airman 1st Class Timothy Beers, Combined/Joint Task Force 76 help desk representative, left in late September on his way to Salerno Forward Operating Base in southern Afghanistan.Serving as the only Air Force tower guard at the
  • Public Affairs’ new processes for a new year

    New Year’s Eve has traditionally been when people take a look back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to decide what changes we want or need in our lives and to resolve to follow through on those changes.It is also a time when companies make changes. Whether it is personnel, a product or service, the
  • Quail Hollow touts ‘topnotch’ customer service

    The 7th Civil Engineer Squadron housing flight was presented the Air Combat Command Outstanding Housing Installation Team Award - Privatized at wing standup Dec. 15.“It’s a great property, built to last,” said Dawn Davis-Spector, 7th CES housing flight manager. “The property owner thought of the needs of the tenants when he had it built and
  • Dyess B-1 flies over Rose Bowl

    In college football, where aerial attack is concerned, they never thought of the B-1; now they’ll never forget it.The 28th Bomb Squadron’s pre-game flyover strikingly opened a Rose Bowl that will, likewise, not soon be forgotten.The flyby itself was staged from Boeing facilities in Long Beach, Calif. The crew took off and began holding in the
  • 317th AG out-flies every other AMC C-130 unit

    The 317th Airlift Group received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for the seventh consecutive year Dec.20.The unit, known as the busiest C-130 group in the Air Force, has consistently won this award in spite of maintenance challenges and deserves high accolades, said Lt. Col. Kalen Jeffers, 317th AG director of staff.“This has been a result of
  • Dyess welcomes new 317th AG commander

    The 317th Airlift Group welcomed a new commander in a change-of-command ceremony here Tuesday.Colonel Kevin ‘Moondog’ Jackson replaces Col. Paul Montgomery, who is moving on to be the vice wing commander at Yokota Air Base, Japan.Colonel Jackson was most recently Chief, War Fighting Division, Training and Exercises Directorate, Headquarters United
  • 317th AG: Farewell, Colonel Montgomery

    The 317th Airlift Group said farewell to Col. Paul Montgomery after almost two years of serving under his capable command.The group’s large size and high-operations tempo made it a unique assignment for Colonel Montgomery, and he spoke highly of the success they’ve had while he’s been at Dyess.“I came in knowing it would be heavily tasked,” he