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  • 7th BW Airmen receive Vaught leadership awards

    As Airmen grow in the military, whether it’s personally or professionally, there is typically someone there to help provide mentorship and guidance. Three such individuals here at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, were recently recognized for their constant efforts in helping others become better leaders.Last month, Captain Kiersten Thompson, 7th
  • Being a 24/7 father, a life-long lesson

    Fatherhood can be a challenge, especially for new fathers, someone who didn’t have a father figure or someone who wants to become a better father for their children. It’s equally challenging to know where to turn for resources to help answer questions like ‘how does my relationship with work affect my family?’ or ‘what does it mean to be a 24/7
  • Area Defense Counsel, here for Airmen

    During an Airman’s career, they may find themselves in a situation where they need confidential legal advice, but might not know where to turn for help.Responsible for ethically representing Airmen during adverse military actions, the Area Defense Counsel is ready to provide Air Force members who are suspected of an offense with independent legal
  • 317 AW hones chemical warfare capabilities

    More than 600 Airmen assigned to the 317th Airlift Wing participated in a full-scale simulated chemical warfare exercise here, Nov. 5-9.The exercise tested Airmen’s ability to survive and operate in a simulated chemically exposed environment while wearing mission oriented protective posture gear. “The purpose of this exercise is to prepare our
  • Former POW visits Dyess, provides leadership insight

    Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Lee Ellis, a former Vietnam War pilot and prisoner of war, visited Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 6, 2018. During his visit, Ellis spoke with the base’s personnel in a leadership and team assessment workshop, and held a leadership forum. “It’s great to be here,” said Ellis. “I’ve always known about Dyess from my many
  • The 66th and 77th WPS conduct JTAC Training

    The 66th Weapons Squadron from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and the 77th Weapons Squadron from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, came together for Joint Terminal Attack Controller Training at Dyess AFB from Oct. 23 to Nov. 1, 2018. The exercise included establishing an area where Airmen parachuted onto an open field at Brownwood Regional Airport,
  • Be smart, be safe on Halloween

    With Halloween just around the corner, tricksters and mischief-makers of all ages planning to take part in various activities and events are reminded to keep safety in mind.Trick-or-treating within the Dyess Air Force Base housing community will take place on Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and there are several tips to keep in mind to ensure
  • Colton conquers cancer

    When a child is born, parents would give anything to keep their baby safe. For most families, the thought of their child being diagnosed with a life threatening sickness would make any parent change their entire outlook on life. In March of this year, Staff Sgt. Jamie Smothers, 7th Operations Support Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and
  • B-1B involved in May IFE departs Midland

    The B-1B Lancer that has been located at the Midland International Air & Space Port since May 1 when the aircrew made an emergency landing, was flown from Midland to Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Oct. 26.   After undergoing a Safety Investigation Board and maintenance to get the aircraft into a safely operable condition, a crew from the 10th