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  • Suicide awareness: Seeing the warning signs

    Life in the military can be rewarding for military members and their families but our personnel and dependents go through stressful situations like deployments, moving to a new base or just standard life stressors.These stressors can sometimes become overwhelming and can possibly lead to thoughts of harming oneself. It’s imperative that military
  • Making it off the island

    Sometimes, life is like being on an island of misfit toys. Some people make it off the island quickly. For some people, like me, it takes years and little help to get off the island to a place where they have better mental health.Growing up with less than stellar mental health made me feel like I didn’t belong. I was always the different one and
  • Suicide awareness: Where to get help

    As we head into the new year, Team Keesler is taking on suicide awareness to help those in need. The Air Force and Defense Department have created several programs and agencies for service members and their families who are facing struggles with their mental health. At Keesler we have the Mental Health Clinic located in the Keesler Medical Center
  • Registration open now for virtual AETC Leadership Mentoring Symposium Jan. 27-28

    As part of service-wide focus on mentorship, Air Education and Training Command will virtually host a Leadership Mentoring Symposium Jan. 27-28, 2021. The two-day mentoring event is being hosted by the AETC Mentoring Council, which is comprised of Airmen from around the command, and will allow senior leaders to mentor to a virtual audience on specific topics.
  • Dragon medics bring COVID-19 relief to Gulf Coast veterans

    Members of the 81st Medical Group assisted in the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine to members of the Armed Forces Retirement Home Dec. 21 in Gulfport, Mississippi.  Approximately 30 members of the 81st MDG coordinated with the Defense Health Agency, 81st Training Wing leadership, and officials from the Armed Forces Retirement Home to order the vaccine for the retirement home residents and staff members. 
  • Strengthening family through diversity

    Between the vast waters of Lake Superior and woodlands stretching over 890,000 acres sits the Bay Mills Indian Community, traditionally called Gnoozhekaaning, Michigan, home to the Ojibwa or Chippewa tribe. Staff Sgt. Zachary Leblanc, 81st Security Forces Squadron supply NCO in charge, grew up in the Bay Mills Indian Community where he learned some hard truths at a young age.
  • Force generating military training leaders at Keesler inspire future force

    A military training leader transitions graduates of the Air Force’s basic military training and equips them with a better understanding of the operational Air Force. MTLs are force generators and the first link in the chain of command for Airmen in technical training and they are responsible for shaping the future of the Air Force, every day.“We’re
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