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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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2017
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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2017
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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2017
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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2017
The Public Affairs office is located in Wall Studio, Bldg. 902. The mission encompasses virtually every type of media in the areas of photography, graphics, video production and self-help to support the 81st Training Wing mission which is “Train Airmen across the spectrum of technical, and airmanship skills to build overwhelming combat power for the Air Force!” What's in a name: Wall Studio
George Michael WallFirst Lieutenant, USAF, 1944-1970First Lt. George Michael Wall, a native of Houston, Miss., and a graduate of Miss. State University, entered the United States Air Force Oct. 2, 1967. He received his commission Dec. 22, 1967.Wall entered pilot training at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, and received his wings upon completion of
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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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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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