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  • Flying Tropical Storm Dorian

    Three WC-103J’s and one C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 403rd Wing departed Keesler Air Force Base Monday for Curaçao to provide weather reconnaissance support for Tropical Storm Dorian.
  • A dark night leads to a bright career

    It was a zero illumination night in a Pave Low helicopter above the New Mexico desert when two pilots experienced a malfunction in their flight controls during a training mission. Normally, protocol is to land immediately. Due to the unique circumstances of that night, the flight crew hesitated to do so. “We didn’t know what the area below us
  • Bite size Blackboard webinars takes training to the masses

    Over the last several years, Air Education and Training Command has focused efforts on the Continuum of Learning initiative which has reinvigorated the Air Force technical training environment and has integrated innovation into the learning process.Part of this initiative has been the expanded use of instructor-led online and blended learning
  • Swivl video robot improves teaching, learning

    The 81st Training Support Squadron Faculty Development Flight integrated the intelligent video collaboration platform, Swivl, into the enhanced basic instructor course, here, July 15.Swivl is a video robot designed to allow students to assess their own performance in the classroom, while increasing student engagement and supporting the
  • RF Transmission Systems course tunes to an active learning approach

    There are approximately 450 students that graduate the Radio Frequency Transmissions System course a year and with nearly 5,000 Airmen in the career field, it is important for instructors to make sure the students are prepared.With this career field being responsible for the initial communication for a base, the instructors have been integrating
  • Transition Spotlight: Col. Beatrice Dolihite, Keesler AFB

    The 81st Medical Group at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, transitioned to the Defense Health Agency on October 1, 2018, one of the first military treatment facilities to transfer to DHA management. The U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs Office spoke with Col. Beatrice Dolihite, the 81st MDG director and service commander to reflect on her experience as the commander of one of the first MTFs to move to DHA. Dolihite also offered some advice for other commanders and medical Airmen as their MTFs prepare for the transition.
  • Hurricane Evacuation

    Although hurricane season is between June and November 30, the peak months are August through October.
  • Keesler powers up with innovation

    A ceremony was held at the Keesler Air Force Base commissary parking lot August 8, to introduce a solar voltaic power array project with NORESCO United Technologies.Over 490 solar panels are scheduled to be built on the exchange and commissary parking lot to collect energy and provide cover to parked cars from sunlight. The project was initiated by
  • SAIGE Military Meritorious Service Award winner fosters resilience, culture

    Maj. Tanya Mooneyham, 81st Medical Group Intensive Care Unit element leader, belongs to a group that comprises only two percent of the U.S. population and an even smaller percentage in the military.Mooneyham is proud of her Native American heritage which taught her resilience and enabled her to win the 2019 Society of American Indian Government
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