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  • Deploying the power of happiness

    A single tear fell from her crystal blue eyes as she embraced her father, wishing him well on his deployment. She may have only been 7 years old, but she knew he was defending her way of life. “I remember how hard it was to say goodbye to my dad when he deployed last year, but I also learned a valuable lesson while he was gone,” said Meddie Tuckey, daughter of Tech. Sgt. Gregory Tuckey, 338th Training Squadron instructor supervisor. “I was inspired to share it with others.”
  • Guiding the next generation

    Mentoring the next generation of leaders in our Air Force holds huge responsibility. Lieutenants and NCOs are responsible for leading Airmen, but they look for guidance from their senior NCOs and company grade officers, those with experience, on how to lead the right way.
  • Developing warfighters of all kinds

    Providing service members mentorship opportunities, the Keesler Professional Development Center strives to help reach personal and professional goals, whilst assisting commanders by providing career enhancement support for the total force.The PDC includes courses such as Informed Decision Briefings, First Term Airman Courses, NCO and senior NCO
  • Reaching back to mentorship

    Going through school we learn lessons and then take tests. For life we take tests and learn a lesson. Would it not be nice to take a look at what other’s learned before you are tested? Well that is exactly what having a mentor does for you.We all have questions and can use the help from those that have gone before us. I have had several formal
  • Conversations cultivating culture

    Airmanship is learned by every Airman at different stages in their career to help build the culture the Air Force strives for. “We need Airmen to understand how to identify themselves with the military and make appropriate decisions,” said Master Sgt. Kristen Jordan, Second Air Force military training leader functional manager. “In Basic Military Training, Airmen complete Airmanship 100 and in their First Term Airman’s Course at their first duty station they get Airmanship 300 with no in between, so that’s where Airmanship 200 comes in.”
  • Teaching comprehensive combat care

    Members of the 81st Medical Group have been training in new evidence based, life saving techniques and strategies to provide the best trauma care possible on the battlefield. The Tactical Combat Casualty Care training offers more hands-on training in a simulated deployed environment, initially taking place at the Naval Construction Battalion Center soccer field. The transportation of materials, mannequins and personnel to the center led to complications in scheduling, leading to the application for moving training to an unused facility.
  • Keesler uses post-vaccine waiting period to identify routine care gaps

    Adaptation has been a common theme over the past year, especially within the medical community. A perfect example is at Keesler Medical Center on Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. During the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommended 15-minute waiting period after a COVID-19 vaccines is given, staff here have been talking to patients about making appointments for routine care that may have been missed due to increased focus on the virus.
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