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  • Dyess maintainer earns PhD

    According to Air Force personnel data, Dyess’ Senior Master Sgt. Erik Kast is the only enlisted Airman in the 2A (maintenance) career field to hold a Doctor of Philosophy degree, more commonly known as a doctoral degree or PhD.Kast, who currently serves as Dyess’ 7th Equipment Maintenance Squadron lead production superintendent, says his Air Force
  • Dyess AFB flight line maintains 24-hour operations during pandemic

    While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many businesses and facilities to be closed, that does not include the airfield at Dyess Air Force Base. The 7th Operational Support Squadron’s Airfield Operations Flight has continued 24-hour airfield operations for both local and transient aircraft, or aircraft not assigned to Dyess AFB.Maintaining an
  • 317th Airlift Wing celebrates historic homecoming

    All Airmen and aircraft from the 317th AW now have six-to-eight month dwell time before the next deployment. This will be the longest period of time that all Airmen have been at home station since the start of the war on terror.
  • Public Health Emergency Officers balance risk and mission during crisis

    The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the role of Air Force public health emergency officers to the forefront. PHEOs are military treatment facility staff who are designated to serve as a resource to help guide installation commanders during a large scale public health incident. They provide expertise and recommendations to base leadership on how to respond, mitigate, and control the incident as well as coordinate information and response activities with local community health officials.
  • LRAFB, Dyess demonstrate agile combat airlift during JFE exercise

    Little Rock and Dyess Air Force Base launched 19 C-130J Super Hercules in support of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Forcible Entry exercise at the Nevada Test and Training Range, June 6.
  • Dyess Airmen revolutionize C-130 maintenance

    Aircraft maintenance. Purists may argue that nothing can replace real-world, hands-on learning. Some may say that virtual reality, or VR, platforms are simply video games. But for Airmen at Dyess Air Force Base, TX, VR technology is transforming the way C-130J Super Hercules aircraft maintainers are learning and perfecting their craft.Two
  • US, Japan bomber-fighter integration demonstrates commitment, enhances readiness

    A B-1B Bomber Task Force mission on May 26 included important elements for a complex theater – integration with allies and partners – in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Strategic Command objectives.
  • B-1s complete 24-hr sprint from Guam to train in Alaska, Japan

    In continued demonstration of the U.S. Air Force’s dynamic force employment model, two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers flew from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and conducted training in Alaska, and Japan May 21.
  • Dyess AFB conducts Air Force’s First Virtual Collider

    On April 28, Dyess AFB was the first base to introduce the Virtual Collider, a forum to discuss challenges and potential areas of improvement around the Air Force.
  • A lucky flight in the fight: Aircrew receives combat medal

    There are many varieties of threats for aircraft involved in aiding ground troops in deployed environments. One main example of these threats can include taking fire from advancing enemy forces in the area of responsibility. This became a reality for one 39th Airlift Squadron aircrew while deployed to Afghanistan as part of the 774th Expeditionary
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