Major Tim Wade

Major Tim Wade

Major Tim Wade

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Show Date: April 25th, 2018

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Major Tim Wade
Public Affairs Officer, Alamo Wing
US Air Force Reserves


Maj. Timothy Wade is a Chief, Public Affairs of the Air Force Reserve Command’s 433rd Airlift Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. He supports the operations and activities of approximately 2,500 personnel assigned to the wing headquarters and 21 subordinate units. The Alamo Wing is the home of the Formal Training Unit for all C-5M Super Galaxy aircrew training.

Major Wade has deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He has supported operations in at the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti as a public affairs operations officer and now closed Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan as chief, public affairs. He also deployed to Dover Air Force Base in support of the Air Force Mortuary Operations to provide dignity honor and respect to the fallen and support their families. He is a career public affairs officer with over 15 years of experience.


1999 Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication, Alcorn State University, Lorman, Miss.
2001 Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2002 Air and Space Basic Course, resident program, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 Defense Information School, Ft. George G. Meade, Md.
2011 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
2016 Master of Science degree in Military Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.


1. January 2002 – November 2004: Public affairs officer, 62nd Airlift Wing, McChord AFB, Wash.
2. December 2004 – January 2008: Community relations action officer, currently media relations action officer, Public Affairs, Headquarters Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
3. May 2009 – March 2010- Public affairs officer, 446th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
4. March 2010 – August 2011: Chief, Public Affairs, 931st Air Refueling Group, McConnell AFB, Kan.
5. August 2011 – Present: Chief, Public Affairs, 433rd Airlift Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas


Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal (3 three oak leaf clusters)
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary ribbon with gold border


About the author:

I took early retirement in 1995 from Kodak and I have been in the real estate business since then. During my Kodak career my family lived in six states and we owned thirteen homes. I held positions as Food Trade Manager, Attractions Manager for Florida, Director of Sales Promotion, National Account Manager to HEB Grocery Company and National Sales Manager – US Military – Worldwide. In the twelve years since I retired from Kodak, I’ve been in the real estate business. My entry into the business was through two major agencies; one a local upscale boutique company and the other a very large local operation of a national franchise. I found both (plus most others in the business) to be more oriented towards gross sales and less towards taking care of the needs of the consumer. As a result, I formed my own company. I have three agents besides myself in the company and two staff personnel. Approximately ninety percent of our business comes from direct referrals plus we represent all of the relocating employees for three corporations. Each week I host the area real estate show, Real Estate Focus, on NewsTalk 930 KLUP, Saturdays at 11:00am. The show also streams live on my web site , and on In addition, Bjorn Dybdahl, owner of Bjorn’s Home Entertainment, and I host the San Antonio Movers and Shakers Show that airs at 10:00 am each Saturday from the same station and web sites. The real estate show deals with area real estate information and the SA Movers and Shakers show honors the education, business, civic, and public leaders who keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive in our city.

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