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Airman 1st Class Vera Povetina, 335th Training Squadron student, and her daughter pose for a photo March 10, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Povetina grew up in Kazkhstan and moved to America to fulfil her childhood dream of being in the U.S. military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Holly Mansfield) Driven by goals: Airman makes childhood dream a reality
Each member of the U.S. military joins for different reasons whether patriotic, for education benefits, to travel or provide a better life for their family members; regardless of why they joined their life changes as they transition from civilian to Airman. To pursue her dream of serving in the U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Vera Povetina had to
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2017
Senior Airman Martin Githui, 81st Contracting Squadron contracting specialist, writes a poem about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Wall Studio Feb. 8, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Githui, a native of Nivasha, Kenya, traveled to the U.S. with his family at the age of 18 and joined the Air Force three years later. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Holly Mansfield) No man is an island
African American History Month is a time to celebrate influential African Americans who have made a positive impact on United States history. This month exemplifies the country’s desire to celebrate and appreciate its diverse heritage. This attitude of reflection and an appreciation of history has made Senior Airman Martin Githui, 81st Contracting
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2017
Bags of blood sit on a table during a blood drive at Cody Hall Nov. 21, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Keesler Blood Donor Center is one of three Air Force blood donor centers and supports the Armed Services Blood Program by collecting blood for the Defense Department for use in deployed locations and military treatment facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Holly Mansfield)  Keeping the military flowing
Airmen across  the Air Force strive to make the mission flow smoothly, at the same time the Keesler Blood Donor Center staff is working hard  to keep their blood supply  flowing.The more than 15 Keesler Blood Donor Center personnel help keep the military blood supply flowing by collecting and sending donations to the Keesler Medical Center and
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2017
Tiffany Entrekin, Merit Health Biloxi registered nurse, applies moulage to Deadra Baldwin, Merit Health Biloxi registered nurse, during a training session at Allee Hall Jan. 18, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The session was held to teach volunteers how to apply moulage on exercise “casualties” to provide emergency responders with a more realistic training experience. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Moulage team brings art to crime scenes
As a group of volunteers gather in a room on Keesler Air Force Base to learn the art of moulage, the scene looks like a horror movie set rather than an art class. The first workshop brought in 10 active duty and civilian volunteers from six squadrons and one health clinic. The students learned how to create complex injuries and simple cuts in the
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2017
Families OverComing Under Stress helps provide couples and their families with resiliency training to help with communication and lifestyle transitions that come with being in the military. The FOCUS program also works with children as young as 3 to help family members better communicate with their little ones. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Holly Mansfield) Keesler counselors help families overcome under stress
The Families OverComing Under Stress, better known as FOCUS, is a program aimed at providing resiliency training for military couples and families. Whether a couple or family is dealing with lifestyle transitions, deployments or relationship difficulties, FOCUS facilitators strive to teach skills to families that will help their communication flow
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2017
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrates the life and legacy of a man who played a key part in many well-known civil rights movements in the 1950s and 1960s and affected generations of people since he began his work. He brought hope and healing to the U.S. and radiated the values of courage, truth, justice, love and compassion in a time where people of color were segregated. In commemoration of this day, two Keesler dragons and the guest speaker for the base Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Luncheon reflect on how King affected their lives and what he represents to them. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl)
Remembering MLK Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrates the life and legacy of a man who played a key part in many well-known civil rights movements in the 1950s and 1960s and affected generations of people since he began his work. He brought hope and healing to the U.S. and radiated the values of courage, truth, justice, love and compassion in a time where people
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2017
Staff Sgt. Christian Ortiz Morales, 81st Training Support Squadron Military Training Leader Course student, performs a room inspection, Dec. 21, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. MTL Course instructors evaluated students in a variety of different areas during the four-week course, including drill and ceremony, dress and appearance, mentorship, counseling and physical training. (U.S. Air Force by Senior Airman Duncan McElroy) 81st TRSS trains newest class of MTLs

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2017
Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Fisher, 81st Training Group superintendent, walks with his son, Senior Airman Tyler Fisher, 81st Infrastructure Division firefighter, Dec. 15, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. After serving at Keesler 3 years ago, Chief Fisher returned after he secured a superintendent position, which placed him at his son’s first duty station. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Lifelong wingmen
The old adage goes ‘like father, like son’ but just how similar to each other can a father and son be? For Senior Airman Tyler Fisher, 81st Infrastructure Division firefighter, and his father Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Fisher, 81st Training Group superintendent, the similarities only begin with being able to call each other wingmen. Tyler, a
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2016
Senior Airman Justin Wright, 81st Medical Operations Squadron mental health technician, briefs 334th Training Squadron students on the importance of the Airman Comprehensive Fitness pillars of mental, physical, spiritual and social resiliency during a mental health briefing at Cody Hall Nov. 22, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Leadership at the 334th TRS, with guidance from medical professionals, implemented the mental health briefings tailored for air traffic and combat control students going through the courses at Keesler to help keep them resilient through the rigors of their course load. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Holly Mansfield) Air traffic control instructors use CPI to keep Airmen focused
Each Air Force member is briefed on mental health and how to detect mental health issues in their wingmen but for some personnel, they may not really see just how beneficial the training is until they need to use it.The 334th Training Squadron, with the help of the Mental Health Clinic, implemented its own mental health briefings tailored for air
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2016
CMSgt Vegas Clark official photo Chalk Talk: There’s A New Chief in Town
  (This interview is Part 6 of an open-ended series featuring question-and-answer sessions with members of Team Keesler.)Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark is an Airman’s Airman.  As the 81st Training Wing’s new command chief, he’s the wing commander’s senior enlisted advisor.  Sitting in this position since August and hot off the plane from his
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2016
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