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  • Memorial Day on the Gulf Coast

    Native of Greenwood, Mississippi, 2nd Lt. Samuel Reeves Keesler, Jr., enlisted in the Army Air Service entering World War I.He trained as an aerial observer, gunner and artillery fire controller and provided air support for the U.S. troops. After taking heavy gunfire from enemy aircraft during a reconnaissance mission, Lt. Keesler gallantly fended
  • 2021 AETC Outstanding Airmen of the Year

    Air Education and Training Command leaders congratulate the 2021 AETC Outstanding Airmen of the Year. These awards recognize the important contributions, significant accomplishments and the highest qualities of leadership exhibited by enlisted, officer, and civilian members representing a cross-section of career fields.
  • The force combating COVID-19

    Continuing in a course of action despite difficulty or delay in achieving success is the definition of perseverance, which describes what many people found essential since COVID-19 rocked the world. “Everything changed when COVID-19 hit,” said Airman 1st class Megan Crow- Elmore, 81st Medical Group aerospace medical technician. “Manning was a bit stretched and I was eventually pulled from the student health clinic to join the COVID-19 Task Force. “I went to doing vaccines every day and it got me out of my comfort zone.”
  • The first steps of an evolving partnership

    Through educational partnerships, the state of Mississippi strives towards enhancing cyber applications and providing technology assistance for all levels of education.Stemming from the collaboration of Keesler and Mississippi State University, new cyber capabilities have been initiated through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief grant of
  • The basic COVID experience

    One week before COVID-19 precautions were established in response to the world-wide pandemic, a new flight of trainees arrived for basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, March 10, 2020. “We had a normal week of basic training and then everything started to close down,” said Airman 1st Class Jina Smith, 81st Force Support Squadron customer support apprentice. “None of us really knew what was going on because we had no social media or television. It was just everything that the Military Training Instructors were telling us.”
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