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  • Supporting a positively authentic workspace

    A person’s authentic self is a representation of them true to their personality, spirit and character, regardless of the opinions of others. “An authentic self to me is waking up every day and living life to the fullest,” said Staff Sgt. Jordan Rhea, 81st Force Support Squadron force management NCO in charge. “Setting a standard and being professional are very important, but when it comes to maintaining your authentic self, your values are what is important.”
  • 67th CW establishes cyber training detachment on Keesler

    Keesler recently welcomed the activation of the 67th Cyberspace Wing’s newest cyber training detachment on base.The 39th Information Operations Squadron, Detachment 2, was initiated to enhance the Defense Department’s cyber warfare capabilities by enabling a streamlined training pipeline.“We will maximize Airmen’s effective employment time by
  • Controlling the air space through COVID-19

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Air Force has continued to protect our air space and carry out the mission while facing challenges.To mitigate and prepare for the potential loss of manning of the air traffic controllers in Air Education and Training Command, an ATC rapid response team has been initiated. From selecting a suitable team,
  • 81st CES celebrates their one-year anniversary

    The 81st Civil Engineer Squadron celebrated its one-year anniversary Feb. 18, after providing on-demand support in response to COVID-19 and multiple hurricanes. “A top priority during COVID-19 was standing up the Emergency Operations Center for the first six months after its activation,” said Alfred Watkins, 81st CES chief of operations. “We also backed the 81st Medical Group with infrastructure support, setting up the COVID-19 testing area, handwashing stations and the satellite pharmacy.”
  • The results of a resilient relationship

    “I was checking IDs in the morning when she first came through,” said Master Sgt. Jason Martinez, 81st Healthcare Operations Squadron first sergeant. “Around lunch time she came back and switched lanes to where I was. We chatted for a quick second. In my mind I was thinking if I saw her again I’d ask her for her number.” Martinez met Master Sgt. Marissa Malmin, Second Air Force personnel programs superintendent, shortly after 9/11 during his early career as a defender.
  • Installation Commanders Council

    An organization based on a partnership of military installations across Mississippi is working to improve the quality of life for all service members living in the state. The Installation Commanders Council is made up of the leadership from federal and state military installations. Over the past two years, conference calls and in-person meetings have helped Mississippi National Guard, reserve and active duty commanders develop stronger working relationships.
  • Purpose deriving from the heart

    “So many times, when I face adversity in my career, I would simply stop and think to myself ‘What would you do?’ That would be my compass and sound judgement on how to proceed. I love you Chief Master Sgt. Player.”This was one of the last text messages that a close family member sent to Senior Master Sgt. Jessica Player before taking his own
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