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  • Dyess set to receive B-21, associated units

    U.S. Air Force officials announced March 27 that Dyess Air Force Base is on track to receive the B-21 Raider and would host operational flying squadrons, the weapons instructor course squadron and the operational test function.“This is an exciting time to be a part of the Dyess and Abilene communities as we see to the transition to the Raider.
  • AFGSC orders B-1B safety stand-down

    The Air Force Global Strike Command commander ordered a safety stand-down of the B-1B Lancer fleet March 28.  During a routine inspection of the B-1B drogue chute system, potentially fleet-wide issues were identified with the rigging of the drogue chute. It appears to be a procedural issue and is unrelated to the previous problem with egress system
  • 7th BW Airmen return from deployment

    Madison Cruz hugs her husband, Senior Airman Luis Cruz, 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, after he returned from a deployment to Al Udeid, Qatar, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, March 11, 2019. Once the service members arrived at Dyess, they were welcomed home with open arms from family members, friends and members of the Abilene
  • 317th AW Airmen support missions downrange

    Airmen from the 317th Airlift Wing here deployed to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and Djibouti, Africa, March 7.During the deployment, the Airmen will provide intratheater airlift support through airdrop and tactical airlift operations.“Going on this deployment is important because we are providing imperative support for our fellow service members to
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month

    The dental clinic at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, helps raise awareness for children’s dental health annually during the month of February as part of the National Children’s Dental Health Month.Staff from the clinic visit with many different elementary schools and day care centers to teach children the importance of keeping their baby teeth healthy
  • Operations in Action: Meet the 7th OG

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Matthews, 7th Operations Support Squadron radar, airfield and weather systems supervisor, right, briefs Col. Brandon Parker, 7th Bomb Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Eric Dugger, 7th BW command chief, on the state of the Ground Air Transmit Receive site during the 7th Operations Group Immersion at Dyess Air
  • The effects of dietary supplementation

    Nutritional supplementation is big business. In 2011, more than $800,000 was collectively spent on supplement advertisements and marketing, and revenues exceeded $30 billion in the same year. Supplements can be part of a healthy diet, but are not a prerequisite for one. If you are eating a relatively balanced diet, one that provides enough
  • The retaking of Corregidor Island

    Last week marked the 74th anniversary of the daring World War II airborne assault to retake Corregidor Island, the Philippines, from Imperial Japanese forces. A 6,000-man enemy force occupied Corregidor Island which guarded the entrance to Manila Bay blocking allied efforts to reopen this strategic port. Retaking Corregidor also had strong symbolic
  • Abilene recognize Dyess Airman as “Top 20 under 40”

    A Dyess Air Force Base Airman was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce as one of Abilene’s “Top 20 under 40” professionals Feb. 12, at the Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas.Tech. Sgt. Cameron Wiley, 7th Munitions Squadron B-1B Lancer armament systems maintenance expeditor, earned the recognition for his contributions within the community.“I was