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  • Dyess AFB Command Chief Responds to Outdated “Five Air Force Bases You Want to Avoid” Task and Purpose Article

    On Nov. 24, 2021 the news outlet Task and Purpose re-released a commentary written by Sarah Sicard titled, “5 Air Force Bases You Want to Avoid” originally published in March of 2016. In the article, Dyess AFB was listed at the top of the page as the worst base in the United States Air Force.  This was not the first time I read the criticism, as it
  • Dyess Airmen take on Mosaic Tiger exercise

    Airmen from the 317th Airlift Wing at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, recently participated in exercise Mosaic Tiger at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, Nov 15-19, 2021.Mosaic Tiger is a five day, multi-phase exercise focused on quick turn deployment to a simulated war environment. The training included multiple tasks involving dynamic re-tasking of
  • Jump Start your assignment to Dyess AFB in Abilene

    Every newly assigned Airman to Dyess Air Force Base is required to attend the Jump Start orientation program, held the first Wednesday of the month. Airmen are encouraged to bring their families as well.The Jump Start program began in March 2021. The previous orientation program, Right Start, was revised by the 7th Force Support Squadron to allow
  • AMC command team visits 317th AW; applauds innovation

    The command team visited several locations throughout the wing where they received several briefings and demonstrations of the many ways that the Airmen of the 317th AW are working to improve job efficiency and operational proficiency.
  • Dyess Airmen support hurricane relief

    In late-November at Dyess AFB, the 317th Airlift Wing was in the midst of a wing-wide exercise; this meant 24-hour operations for the men and women participating in the ‘Ability to Survive and Operate’ or ATSO exercise, “Chemical Fury.”But real-world demands stop for no one, Air Force exercise or not.As exercise events progressed at Dyess, the
  • 317th AW enhances training with VR systems

    In 2018, the 317th Maintenance Group began researching how to use virtual reality systems to enhance training for maintenance Airmen. Now, the maintenance group has used the VR lab to successfully train about 60 students for 20 hours. The 317th Airlift Wing's maintenance leaders seek to save money and increase retention among maintainers through the more efficient training processes virtual reality labs create. In the VR lab, maintenance Airmen can learn in a distraction-free, climate-controlled environment.
  • Dyess Memorial Park wins 2020 USAF Design Honor Award

    The Dyess Memorial Park has been awarded the 2020 Air Force Design Honor Award in the Landscape Architecture category at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 14, 2020. The Honor award is the highest achievement among the three levels in the United States Air Force Design Awards Program, with the intent of the awards to set the benchmark of design
  • Chief & Julie Umfleet: Growing Together

    In August 1997, Chief Master Sgt. Mark Umfleet, 317th Airlift Wing command chief, married his wife, Julie, less than a month before his Air Force journey began.
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