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  • 317th AW BASH team helps make air space safer

    With the flightline open to nature, Airmen must stay on their toes to ensure the West Texas wildlife keeps off the flightline and away from the aircraft. The Bird/wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard team for the 317th Airlift Wing help to lower the risks of flying for the C-130J Super Hercules by using methods with air rifles to rid the flightline and
  • Dyess celebrates military children: Taylar Spry

    She walks to the snack bar with her little brother and two dollar bills in hand at the Dyess Child Development Center. Standing on the tip of her toes she gives the cashier the money so that she can get a quick snack for her and her brother before they settle down and start their homework. This is how 10-year-old Taylar Spry spends a normal day
  • Dyess celebrates military children: Luke Klinger

    It’s a typical day for one child in the city of Abilene, Texas completing schoolwork and drinking a juice box with his little brothers. Looking up from his book, he leans over and hands his youngest brother a toy to hush his soft cries before he begins reading again. This is how 8-year-old Luke Klinger spends a normal day while his father, U.S.
  • 7th CES key spouse wins Dyess' 2017 Key Spouse of the Year

    The 7th Civil Engineer Squadron key spouse was awarded the Dyess Key Spouse of the Year for 2017. Shari Stewart, 7th CES key spouse, received the award at the 2017 Annual Awards Banquet which recognizes individual Airmen and teams on their achievements during the year. Stewart is the wife of Master Sgt. Lynn Stewart, 7th CES operations engineering
  • Safeguarding airfield operations

    An intense ringing tone projects from an emergency phone. Two Airmen receive the message of an emergency aircraft landing. One Airman rushes to the emergency response vehicle and heads to the runway as the other calls all first responders. Next, they ensure the runway is clear, as well as diverting any other landings. Their prior training keeps
  • J.E.T.S: Keeping the B-1 airborne

    Some people can agree that the U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer is a sight to see, both on the ground and in the sky. The ones keeping these aircraft’s engines roaring and mission ready are the Airmen in the back shop with sweat on their brow and grease on their hands as they work hard to keep them maintained.Aerospace propulsion technicians are assigned
  • Dyess Airmen celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    The Dyess African American Heritage Committee hosted the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon at the Hangar Center, Jan. 11.More than 100 men and women from across Dyess Air Force Base and Abilene attended the event. The annual luncheon commemorates the life and legacy of Dr. King. “This is a chance for military members to come together and
  • Inspecting, repairing, maintaining; C-130 fuel cell does it all

    There is no room for error when working on an aircraft, especially when it comes to the fuel system. Diagnosing and repairing fuel system malfunctions and correcting problems before planes are airborne are just a few of the things aircraft fuel systems specialists are responsible for. By completing comprehensive checks on the C-130J Super Hercules,
  • Battling holiday blues

    The winter and holiday season often brings a sense of positivity, giving and cheer for many people. It is also associated with warmth and joy for some, but for others it is a time of depression and loneliness.For some Airmen, especially those who are spending the holiday season away from family and friends, these negative emotions can impact their
  • Keeping Airmen ready, one tooth at a time

    The dental clinic’s mission is to ensure Airmen are always medically cleared to deploy by keeping Airmen up-to-date on dental appointments. On average, the 7th Aerospace Medicine Squadron performs approximately 14,000 procedures a year, which range from routine teeth cleanings to simple root canals. The dental clinic offers emergency services 24/7 and sick call for patients.