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  • Dyess Marines, Airmen bring cheer with Toys for Tots

    U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Marines assigned to Detachment 1 at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, worked alongside Dyess Airmen and Abilene community members to distribute gifts as a part of Toys for Tots in Abilene, Texas, Dec. 12-13, 2018.According to the Toys for Tots website, their primary goal is to help bring the joy of the holidays and send a
  • 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
  • 317th AW Airmen return home safely

    Airmen and aircraft assigned to the 39th Airlift Squadron and 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron returned to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, from a deployment to Afghanistan Sept. 17, 2018. The deployment supported Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and Operation Resolute Support. While the main mission set was to transport personnel and cargo, these
  • 39th AS earns recognition as AMC’s most outstanding airlift squadron

    The 39th Airlift Squadron earned recognition as Air Mobility Command’s top airlift squadron for 2017. The 39th AS will be presented the 2017 General Joseph Smith Trophy during a ceremony Sept. 19 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.The award, which was previously won by the unit in 2007, recognizes the most outstanding airlift squadron within Air
  • Prepare, wash, recover: 317th AMXS improves wash program

    The 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assigned to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, recently transitioned to a newly-adopted wash process in April, which cuts down the wash time of the aircraft by over 50 percent. With the flying tempo and operations of the C-130J Super Hercules, maintaining the airframe is imperative to the mission success of the
  • Dyess Airmen unload school supplies in Colombia

    Six Airmen assigned to the 317th Airlift Wing completed a volunteer, four-day training mission in Colombia, South America, May 12, 2018.The mission, which supported a joint humanitarian aid exercise, which gave approximately 3,500 Colombian children by delivering nearly 15,500 pounds of education supplies, such as desks and school kits as part of
  • Dyess Airmen deploy to Afghanistan

    Airmen assigned to the 317th Airlift Wing and 7th Bomb Wing deployed with C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to Afghanistan May 4.For some of the Airmen, this is their first time deploying into an overseas location. With unknown environments, the Airmen must be prepared for anything. However, Airmen receive robust training and guidance prior to
  • Dyess completes ORE 18-01 Phase 2

    The 317th Airlift Wing departed here Feb. 2, 2018 to participate in Operational Readiness Exercise 18-01, a ten day exercise that took place at Pope Army Air Field, N.C.The C-130Js from the 317th Airlift Wing from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and the 19th Airlift squadron from Little Rock Air Force Base, AR. worked with the 82nd Airborne Division
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