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  • NCO workshop builds communication skills

    Airmen completed the initial cadre training for an NCO Communication Workshop Development course at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, July 8 and 9, 2021.The course focused on providing Dyess leaders with the ability to understand how to employ emotional intelligence, provide direct feedback and be facilitators.“This workshop was created to fill a need
  • 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.
  • 7th BW welcomes new commander

    Col. Joseph Kramer assumed command of the 7th Bomb Wing from Col. Ed Sumangil during a change of command ceremony at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 15, 2021.Military change of commands are a tradition that formally symbolizes the transfer of authority from one leader to another. The transfer of command is completed by handing the command flag
  • 77th Weapons Squadron: A History of Weapons Officers

    The 77th Weapons Squadron has a long and rich history of training weapons officers dating back to 1992, originally beginning its journey as the 77th Bombardment Squadron in November of 1940.It was one of the first Air Corps units to be assigned to Elmendorf Field, Alaska. When the Japanese invaded the Aleutian Islands in June of 1942, the unit was
  • B-1B Lancer pilots test augmented reality in air

    Virtual reality has made headway in the Air Force as new innovative ways to train Airmen have been continuously highlighted in the media, but have you heard about augmented reality?Unlike VR that immerses the user into a technologically imagined world, AR users view their physical environment with artificial objects overlaying the scene. This can
  • Mental Health Awareness 2021: What You Need to Know

    May was designated as Mental Health Awareness all the way back in 1949 in part because the Greatest Generation was fighting a war inside after returning World War 2.  Combat can change you in an instant, within that tiny space between breaths, but so can everyday life, little by little.  Living and working under the strain of unresolved mental
  • Families and Airmen welcome home 317th Airlift Wing members

    Staff Sgt. Nolan Brandt, 39th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, holds his son Samuel, 1-years-old, after returning from a deployment at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 15, 2021. This deployment showcased that the 317th AW is able to conduct their mission on a global scale even though the world is in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force
  • Ex COARSE GRIT: Elevating 317th AW Readiness for Future Conflict

    The 317th Airlift Wing continued its emphasis on Full Spectrum Readiness during Exercise COARSE GRIT, April 5-8, 2021.  Integrating with Total Force partners from the 433rd Airlift Wing, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and the 911th Airlift Wing, Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, the 317th AW rehearsed its wartime