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  • 317th AW enhances training with VR systems

    In 2018, the 317th Maintenance Group began researching how to use virtual reality systems to enhance training for maintenance Airmen. Now, the maintenance group has used the VR lab to successfully train about 60 students for 20 hours. The 317th Airlift Wing's maintenance leaders seek to save money and increase retention among maintainers through the more efficient training processes virtual reality labs create. In the VR lab, maintenance Airmen can learn in a distraction-free, climate-controlled environment.
  • Panther Storm 2: Advancing Rapid Global Mobility

    Multiple C-130J Super Hercules crews from Little Rock Air Force, Arkansas, and Dyess AFB, Texas, partnered with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division for a Joint Forcible Entry exercise Nov. 3-6 at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina.
  • 7th Bomb Wing Airmen and B-1s support 2020 BTFs

    In May this year, approximately 200 Airmen assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam, for the first BTF in the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility. Now, the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and 7th BW Airmen have returned to Andersen AFB to participate in another BTF to help support a free and open Indo-Pacific region while also testing and redefining B-1B Lancer capabilities.
  • 9th EBS maintainers ensure BTF success

    As the B-1B Lancer aircraft soars through the skies, enabling the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS) aircrew to conduct missions in the Indo-Pacific region during a Bomber Task Force (BTF) deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, there’s one big reason for their success: maintenance.Maintenance Airmen work around the clock to ensure aircrew
  • Dyess Memorial Park wins 2020 USAF Design Honor Award

    The Dyess Memorial Park has been awarded the 2020 Air Force Design Honor Award in the Landscape Architecture category at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 14, 2020. The Honor award is the highest achievement among the three levels in the United States Air Force Design Awards Program, with the intent of the awards to set the benchmark of design
  • Dyess Airmen arrive in Indo-Pacific for Bomber Task Force, integrate with Koku-Jieitai, U.S. Navy

    Approximately 200 Airmen and four B-1B Lancer aircraft with the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS) from Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, arrived at Andersen AFB, Guam, to conduct Bomber Task Force missions in support of Pacific Air Forces’ training efforts with allies, partners and joint forces, Oct. 20, 2020.
  • Chief & Julie Umfleet: Growing Together

    In August 1997, Chief Master Sgt. Mark Umfleet, 317th Airlift Wing command chief, married his wife, Julie, less than a month before his Air Force journey began.
  • Dyess leads the way with innovation course

    Innovation. Use of the word by commanders and Airmen alike has become a trend around the Air Force, but what exactly does it mean?“Innovation for me means finding new ideas specifically for improving or bettering the life of people around you,” said Senior Airman Jan Mariel Punelas, Leading for Innovation student from Minot Air Force Base, North
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