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  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.
  • Dyess, Little Rock conduct largest formation flight in C-130J history

    The C-130 community rewrote history July 14, 2020, successfully piloting the largest formation flight ever of C-130J Super Hercules aircraft in support of a Joint Forcible Entry exercise over Dyess Air Force Base and Big Bend, Texas.In total, the “Herk Nation Stampede” featured a formation flight of 24 aircraft from the 317th Airlift Wing based at
  • Dyess AFB to host virtual collider event

    A virtual collider event will be hosted by Dyess Air Force Base, April 28.
  • Dyess Airmen participate in Sports Day

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 7th Logistics Readiness Squadron, left, and the U.S. Marines with the 4th Maintenance Battalion, Det. 1, Motor Transport Maintenance Company, participate in the Team Dyess Sports Day tug-of-war competition at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 31, 2019. The tug of war competition was the final event ending the
  • 39th Airlift Squadron Returns From Deployment

    Three C-130J Super Hercules carrying service members from the 39th Airlift Squadron taxi down the runway at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 16, 2019. The service members and aircraft returned from a deployment to Djibouti, Africa in support of Operations Octave Shield and New Normal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Susan Roberts)
  • Air Force extends high year of tenure for E-4s through E-6s

    The Air Force is extending the high year of tenure for senior airmen through technical sergeants beginning Feb. 1, 2019. The memo, signed Oct. 18, 2018, extends the high year of tenure from eight to 10 years for senior airmen, from 15 to 20 years for staff sergeants and from 20 to 22 years for technical sergeants.
  • 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
  • Dungeons & Dragons: The adventure continues

    Airmen and families from all over Dyess Air Force Base have been participating in a Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition) campaign every other Thursday at the Hangar Center since November 2017.Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy, tabletop, role-playing game designed to let players create their own characters to play in adventures with a Dungeon Master. The
  • HVAC: Behind the scenes of the machines

    Though many people enjoy the cool air conditioning in their office on a hot sunny day or the warmth of their heater on cold nights, little thought is given regarding the hard work that goes into keeping these machines functioning properly.Thanks to the Airmen from the 7th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning team at
  • Fabrication: Keeping aircraft in the fight

    Sun rays reflect off the radar-absorbent paint of U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers and C-130J Super Hercules’ as they sit on the flightline. Both eye-catching aircraft are a sought after sight for military enthusiasts, but few people think about who keeps the exterior and parts of the aircraft in a striking and mission ready state. Repairing,