Grissom commander under investigation

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

PERU, Ind. (WLFI) – The commander at Grissom Air Reserve Base near Peru, Ind. is under investigation and has been removed from his post.

The Air Force said Colonel Donald Buckley’s superiors lost confidence in his ability to command the 434th Air Refueling Wing. Grissom’s vice commander is temporarily leading the base.

Buckley has spent less than two years as commander overseeing more than 2,000 Air Force reservists and 16 K-C-135 Strato-tanker refueling planes.

The Kokomo Tribune reports Colonel Rob Palmer said Buckley is working as a technician at the base. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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