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  • Bronze Star awarded for action ‘outside wire’

    A 7th Security Forces Squadron operations superintendent was awarded the prestigious Bronze Star award in a ceremony here Tuesday.Senior Master Sgt. Jeffrey Parker distinguished himself by leading 95 Airmen to secure Iraq’s busiest airfield while engaged in ground operations against the enemy at Balad Air Base, Iraq, from Sept. 26, 2004, to March
  • Breaking ground

    Dyess’ 7th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department broke ground for its new fire crash and rescue facility in a ceremony here Friday.The new facility, which will be 41,466 square feet, will replace the current fire station, which is half that size and has been in use since 1955.Colonel Garrett Harencak, 7th Bomb Wing commander, led the ceremonial
  • Bronze Star awarded to B-1 weapons systems officer

    How does a six-year-old who is dying to fly not only make his childhood dream come true but also earn one of the highest honors in the military?Captain Michael Arnold, the 9th Bomb Squadron B-1 weapons systems officer was still trying to figure that out after the ceremony where he accepted his Bronze Star medal Jan. 27.Captain Arnold received his
  • Tops in Blue coming to Abilene

    The Air Force’s elite performance group is coming to the Abilene Civic Center to perform “And the Beat Goes On” Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m.Tops in Blue is a group of 36 active-duty vocalists, musicians and dancers who represent the Air Force around the world, visiting deployed and stateside troops, boosting morale, and assisting in recruiting.“They play a
  • Red Flag exercises complete

    Dyess’ B-1 crews returned Monday from their most recent round of Red Flag exercises at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.Lieutenant Colonel Robert Maness, 9th Bomb Squadron commander, said in the last six months every crewmember from the 9th BS and many folks from the 7th Operational Support Squadron, the 7th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and the 9th
  • Crew chief surprised with ‘STEP’ promotion

    During an early morning commander’s call Feb. 9, a 9th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief was awarded his fifth stripe via the Stripes for Exceptional Performers program.The 7th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was assembled as the entire unit was recognized for its work, and Staff Sgt. Jesse Roberts was called to the front of the room as it was
  • START team visits Dyess

    Dyess was recently the host to a 10-person Russian-led team of inspectors visiting the base for a Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty inspection.The team arrived Feb. 7 for two days of updating data relating to the 7th Bomb Wing’s compliance with terms of the START treaty.The purpose of the team’s trip to Dyess was to inspect the 7th BW’s bombers and
  • 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,