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Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st Training Wing command chief, and Senior Airman Kadeem Daniel, 81st Contracting Squadron contract specialist, pose for a photo at the 81st TRW headquarters building Aug. 8, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Daniel participated in the Command Chief for a Day program which highlights outstanding enlisted performers from around the wing. Each Airman selected for the program spends the day shadowing Clark to learn what it takes to be a command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Command Chief for a Day: SrA Kadeem Daniel
(This interview is Part 6 of an open-ended series featuring members of Team Keesler selected for the Command Chief for a Day program.)   Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st Training Wing command chief, created a program called Command Chief for a Day at Keesler which highlights outstanding enlisted performers from around the 81st TRW.   Each Airman
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Dolan Hall is located on Hangar Rd. and D St., Bldg. 4115. Today, thousands of Airmen from the 333rd, 334th, 336th, and 338th Training Squadrons pass through this building annually and take what they learn and apply it at their next base. Dolan Hall also houses the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, who can be reached on their hotline at (228) 377-7278. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Toney Doan) What's in a name: Dolan Hall
Dolan HallWilliam C. Dolan, Colonel, USAF, 1907-1945Col. William C. Dolan received classified Army Air Forces orders in 1941, during World War II. Dolan was tasked with the mission to develop tactics, techniques and procedures needed to use airborne radar systems to find and destroy enemy U-boats. During this time, Dolan tested theories himself and
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McClelland Hall is currently undergoing renovation and will be take approximately one year for completion. It will be another schoolhouse for the 333rd Training Squadron, and is located on the corner of Hangar Rd. and E St., Bldg. 2818. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Toney Doan) What's in a name: McClelland Hall
McClelland HallHarold M. McClelland, Major General, USAF, 1893-1965Maj. Gen. Harold M. McClelland was born in Iowa in 1893, and joined the Army Air Service in 1917. He was considered the pioneer in Air Force communications systems development. In the mid-1920s, McClelland studied engineering at Columbia University, and went on to become a
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Blake Fitness Center is located in Bldg. 1201 and offers an array of programs to fit your fitness convenience. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Teddy Barbosa)
What's in a name: Blake Fitness Center
Blake Fitness CenterEdward Aloysius Blake, Captain, USAF, 1935-1964Capt. Edward Blake enlisted in the United States Army, Jan. 28, 1954. He was honorably discharged from the Army in June 1956 and enlisted in the Air Force as an aviation cadet.Blake graduated from pilot training at Bryan Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, and received a commission as a
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Airman Benjamin Ekblad, 338th Training Squadron student, works on a training network in one of the cyber transport course’s ‘flipped’ classrooms in Bryan Hall, May 10, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The squadron’s ‘flipped’ classrooms feature a student-centered approach where Airmen are able to work at their own pace in an environment that’s catered to student discovery and engagement instead of the normal educational trend of teacher-led instruction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan McElroy) 338th TRS ‘flips’ the classroom
What did the last classroom you sat in look like? Probably a few rows or a U-shape of student desks, with an instructor podium and white board at the front? Oh, and how about that curriculum? Regimented, PowerPoint or bulleted list-style torture . . . Maybe even with a Charlie Brown-esque droning instructor? Luckily for students in the 338th
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McBride Commons is a community center which offers something for everyone. It is located in Bldg. 2222 on the corner of Larcher Blvd. and Meadows Dr. It offers an engraving shop, frame shop, embroidery shop, arts and crafts, ink printing, a conference room, meeting area, a gaming room, library and free Wi-Fi. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Teddy Barbosa) What's in a name: McBride Commons
McBride CommonsEdward Ernest McBride, Major, 1930 – 1968Maj. Edward ‘Hoss’ McBride, a native of Hattiesburg, Miss., enlisted in the Air Force, Apr. 16, 1952. A year later, he completed the Aviation Cadet Program and commissioned on June 16, 1953.While assigned as an interceptor pilot to the 38th Fighter Intercept Squadron in Japan, he was scrambled
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Cody Hall is the largest academic building on Keesler AFB and is located in Bldg. 4202. It marks the start of the place where all ground-based command and control (C2) training in eight different Air Force Specialty Codes begins. More than 7,000 Airman from the 334th Training Squadron train at Cody Hall annually and provide critical C2 capabilities to the Air Force mission; which is to lead, motivate, and develop C2 and Battlefield Airmen to support Joint and Coalition Operations worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Teddy Barbosa)
What's in a name: Cody Hall
Cody HallHoward Rudolph Cody, Captain, USAF, 1934-1963Capt. Howard Rudolph Cody, a native of Gulfport, Mississippi and a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, joined the Air Force in 1954 and entered the Aviation Cadet program on Feb. 13, 1954. He commissioned as a second lieutenant and a pilot on May 16, 1955. Cody spent the next six
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Senior Airman Brandon Reynolds, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron medical technician, poses for a photo with Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st Training Wing command chief, in front of the Professional Development Center May 17, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. He participated in the Command Chief for a Day program, which highlights outstanding enlisted performers from around the wing. Each Airman selected for the program spends a day shadowing Clark to learn what it takes to be a command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Command Chief for a Day: SrA Reynolds
(This interview is Part 5 of an open-ended series featuring members of Team Keesler selected for the Command Chief for a Day program.) Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st Training Wing command chief, created a program called Command Chief for a Day at Keesler which highlights outstanding enlisted performers from around the 81st TRW.
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Airman Basic Tyshon Singletary, 335th Training Squadron student, helps Nicholas Berry, Special Olympics athlete, carry his bags upon arrival to Davis Manor for the Special Olympics Mississippi 2017 Summer Games May 19, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler hosted more than 3,200 athletes, directors, coaches, family members and volunteers spanning over 16 regions across Mississippi for the 31st year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jenay Randolph) An experience like no other: SOMS 2017
“I really didn’t know how to feel when I was told that I would be an Airman sponsor for the Special Olympics,” expressed Airman Basic Tyshon Singletary, 335th Training Squadron student. “We really didn’t know what to expect. All we knew at the time was that we were losing out on time for ourselves.”
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The Welch Auditorium was dedicated to Tech. Sgt. E.J. Welch, Jr., a flight engineer from Harrisville, Mississippi. Welch demonstrated professional skill, airmanship and devotion to duty while engaged in resupply actions to a special forces camp in hostile conflict with an armed enemy in Southeast Asia.(U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Teddy Barbosa) What's in a name: Welch Auditorium
Tech. Sgt. E.J. Welch, Jr. enlisted in the Mississippi National Guard, Oct. 3, 1955, and was honorably discharged from the National Guard, Dec. 19, 1956. The following day, he enlisted in the United States Air Force.
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