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  • My fight to serve

    The urge to serve one’s country is not something everyone experiences, and only a select few step up to the challenge. It’s a life altering decision, and I was so happy to raise my right hand and say, “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”I was working a
  • Maintain your PEP

    I recently arrived here at Dyess after doing a four-year tour at Misawa Air Base, Japan. The initial impression that I had upon arrival is that there wasn't much Pride Enthusiasm and Passion. Coming from oversees, everyone is involved heavily in the flight and we operated as a team, but my observation here is that there are only a select few who
  • Dyess revamping flight and operational medicine

    The Air Force Medical Service is restructuring the Flight Medicine Clinic by separating primary care and occupational medicine services into two distinct clinics. This change improves care and creates more efficient and patient-centered workflows. The new concept, known as the Base Operational Medicine Clinic, will also establish dedicated clinics
  • Want to ensure a smooth PCS...It's all about preparing and planning ahead!

    A move cannot truly begin without orders, but that doesn't mean you can't plan ahead. With the peak personal property moving season quickly approaching (May-August), we encourage everyone to start proactively planning their move.When first notified of your permanent change of station assignment, immediately visit the Defense Personal Property
  • Dyess to host Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

    On May 4, Dyess Air Force Base will take part in the nationwide effort to honor the victims of the Holocaust by holding a Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony at 10 a.m. in the base theater.This year, Team Dyess is privileged to have as a guest speaker, Maj. Sarah Schechter, Rabbi of Jewish Cadet Life and Chaplain to the Dean of Faculty from the U.S. Air
  • Change your habits, change your life

    Smoking is harmful and that's a fact. If the effects can be diminished by quitting, then why not quit now?By eliminating tobacco use, Airmen, their families and other government employees can improve their health and wellness, while enhancing their unit's performance and maintaining mission readiness.In an interview with Airman 1st Class Brian
  • First Year In The Air Force

    Recently, I celebrated my one-year anniversary in the United States Air Force. I hadn't planned to join the Air Force, but I'm so grateful for where I am now.A few years back, during one of the hardest times of my life, I was having a very difficult time making ends meet. My father and stepmother divorced, which in turn, caused one too many
  • Master your Resolution

    I posted a status on my Facebook page recently stating, "I really need to start working on my master's degree." Maybe what triggered the thought was the outpouring of Facebook posts of recent graduates, who finished a degree in post-secondary education. It could also be since four years ago, I crossed the graduation stage at my alma mater.With a
  • Impact Day Experience

    Until a few weeks ago, I had only experienced the 317th Airlift Group mission through a financial analyst's perspective. I didn't know that I'd been selected to take part in this unique exercise until I saw an email that said, "Congratulations!"  At that moment, I felt honored and thrilled to have been chosen to participate in the program.It was
  • Is your water safe to drink?

    Is your water safe to drink? The short answer is yes, the long answer is also yes. The primary goal of the Environmental Protection Agency and local water treatment facilities is to ensure the safety of the water used for drinking. This goal is being met both by the city of Abilene and by Dyess Air Force Base. Regulations require monitoring for 75