Mayor Presents Key to the City to Dyess AFB Commander

Mayor Presents Key to the City to Dyess AFB Commander

By Leah Mazzarelli, Communications and Media Relations Manager

 

 

 

ABILENE, Texas –Mayor Norm Archibald honored Brigadier General Glen VanHerck for his service at Dyess Air Force Base by presenting him with a Key to the City of Abilene on January 31, 2014. Brigadier General VanHerck is leaving his post as the 7th Bomb Wing Commander at Dyess Air Force Base. He will assume command of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. “We are very proud that Brigadier General VanHerck has been able to call Abilene home for the last few years,” said Mayor Norm Archibald. “We are thankful for his service and dedication to our community. We wish him all the best as he assumes command at Whiteman Air Force Base.” {{more}}VanHerck assumed command at Dyess in July 2012. During his time in Abilene VanHerck was responsible for the health and welfare of more than 12,000 active duty members, civilian employees and family members. In addition, he provided combat-ready B-1 aircraft, crews and associated combat support for global engagement taskings. He was promoted to brigadier general in September 2013.