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  • AF Chaplain visits Dyess

    The man in charge of religious and moral welfare for all the Air Force’s 850,000 military and civilian employees honored Dyess with a visit last week.Major Gen. Charles Baldwin’s two-day visit included a prayer breakfast at the Heritage Club for 200 Dyess Airmen and the dedication of the base chapel’s new religious education building.The Chaplain
  • Civilian wins Safety Career Professional of the Year Award

    Dyess’ ground safety manager won the Air Combat Command Safety Career Professional of the Year Award Dec. 7, 2005.Retired Col. Jack Wylie, who has been the GSM at Dyess since December 2004 when he retired from his job as the 7th Bomb Wing inspector general, won the award for bringing the ground safety office up to an “excellent” ACC standard and
  • January’s Phase II dress rehearsal proves Dyess is prepared

    With four operational readiness exercises, numerous MOPP 0 and ATSO training days in the past six months, the 7th Bomb Wing has been practicing to make perfect; and Airmen will soon be suiting up for the real thing.For the fourth and last time before the operational readiness inspection, which is scheduled for Feb. 27 - Mar. 6, Airmen participated
  • Honorary commander of 28th BS goes to Washington

    Jay Gibson, 28th Bomb Squadron honorary commander and managing director of a local consulting firm, has been appointed deputy undersecretary of defense (management reform), a new Pentagon position.The new post will be involved in ongoing efforts to improve business practices within the Department of Defense.“I’m honored and flattered and ready to
  • Dyess celebrates 45 years with McMurry University

    Dyess celebrated 45 years of partnership with McMurry University by holding a celebration at the Heritage Club here Jan. 20.Doctor John Russell, president of McMurry University, attended the event along with Norm Archibald, mayor of Abilene, Dr. Cristen Carson, base education officer, and more than 150 guests from Dyess and the community.Colonel
  • Spouses’ flight a hit

    Nervous excitement was in the air -- kids were running and playing; pilots, navigators, crew chiefs and loadmasters were ready in their “green bags”; and wives were exchanging glances of timid anticipation.The spouses of the 317th Airlift Group servicemembers were just about to take a ride in a Dyess C-130, to try to get a glimpse of what their
  • Base acquires new missions, aircraft in the ‘60s

    Life at Dyess during the 1960s continued where it left off in the 1950s. The 341st Bombardment Wing and the 96th Bomb Wing continued to fly the B-47 Stratojet, the backbone of the cold war. The two co-existed until the 341st BW was inactivated June 25, 1961.The 96th BW also flew the KC-97 Stratotanker to support and refuel the B-47. The tanker was
  • 9th BS thanks local students for support

    More than 60 students, teachers and parents of the Wylie Intermediate School fourth grade class attended one of the final stops of the 9th Bomb Squadron’s flag presentation to 11 schools across the Abilene area Monday.The American flags were flown in a B-1 April 22, 2005, over Afghanistan to show appreciation for those students who had stayed in
  • Flight commander earns Bronze Star

    An explosive ordnance disposal flight commander was awarded a Bronze Star medal Monday in a ceremony at the base theater.Captain Joshua Tyler, 7th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD, was responsible for overseeing all missions and planning, coordinating and supervising operations for five EOD teams throughout a 330 square mile region of Baghdad while he