Grissom Air Reserve Base (ARB) - Small Business Contracting Information

Grissom ARB Air Reserve Base AFRC 434 Airlift Wing


Grissom Air Reserve Base (ARB) - Small business information and guidance regarding base contracting and doing business with the 434th Air Refueling Wing and the U.S. Army Reserve in Indiana. Assistance with subcontracting with prime defense contractors supporting Grissom ARB.  Summary of the various categories of products, materials, equipment, and specialized services used to support military operations.  


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Grissom ARB is home to the 434th Air Refueling Wing (ARW). The 434th ARW is Air Force Reserve Command's largest KC-135R Stratotanker unit. The 434th ARW has approximately 1,900 military, civilian and contractor personnel. The 434th ARW has two flying squadrons. There are a total of 16 KC-135R aircraft assigned to Grissom ARB. The 434th ARW supports both strategic tanker missions and conventional tanker missions. 

Also located at Grissom ARB is a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve communications unit and several U.S. Army Reserve units. Grissom ARB is named in honor of astronaut Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom whose home state was Indiana. The annual economic impact of Grissom ARB is estimated at $130 million.   

Grissom ARB Air Reserve Base Map Indiana

Grissom ARB is located in central Indiana
(about 60 miles north of Indianapolis).

Grissom ARB Organizations and Tenant Units 

  • 434th Airlift Wing (Air Force Reserve Command) 
    • 434th Operations Group 
    • 434th Maintenance Group
    • 434th Mission Support Group 
    • 434th Aeromedical Squadron 
  • 316th Tactical Psychological Operations (PSYOP) Company (U.S. Army Reserve) 
  • Det 1, 855th Quartermaster Company (U.S. Army Reserve) 
  • 1/330th Infantry Regiment (U.S. Army Reserve) 
  • Detachment 1, Communications Company, (U.S. Marine Corps Reserve) 

Grissom Air Reserve Base - official website:

Grissom Air Reserve Base - phone directory: 765-688-5211

Additional Resources for Small Businesses: 

Grissom ARB Base Contracting: 
     434th Operational Contracting Office
     448 Mustang Ave
     Grissom ARB, Indiana 46971-5320
     Phones: 765 688-2827  /  765-688-2807  /  765-688-2345  /  765-688-2802

Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command - Contracting 
     255 Richard Ray Blvd
     Robins AFB, Georgia 31098-1637
     Phone: 478-327-1618


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