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  • Deploying pride in the mission

    A unit deployment manager is responsible for educating the unit on its expeditionary role, ensuring personnel and equipment are ready to deploy and support contingency operations required by their unit. The 81st Security Forces Squadron takes pride in Staff Sgt. Lane Sanchez, 81st SFS unit deployment manager, who coordinates unit deployments with the Air Expeditionary Force Center, Air Education and Training Command, Security Forces Contingency Branch.
  • 2020 Tax Day deadline approaching

    The deadline for federal income tax filing is quickly approaching for the 2020 tax year. Originally taxpayers had to file by April 15 but now it has automatically been extended to May 17.
  • Keesler LEADS: Making our leaders better

    Front line supervisors are vital to the Air Force mission. NCOs and lieutenants serve as role models and mentors to the Airmen under their supervision. The Leadership Enhancement Development Seminar was developed to further develop the skills of front line supervisors here at Keesler. “There was recognition that our front line supervisors weren’t
  • AETC hosts first ever innovation challenge

    Air Education and Training Command announced the winners of the iChallenge during the Gathering of the Torch iExpo May 6 here.The iChallenge was created to help inspire personnel around AETC to create new and innovative ways of completing the Air Force mission. All competitors during the iChallenge competition had to ensure their innovations were
  • From mother to mother

    I was sitting at our dining room table as my mom brought in our dinner. “Watch this!” My brother announced as he gripped the edges of the table cloth.
  • Strength of the military spouse

    When I hear the words, “Military Spouse” my heart feels heavy. I know firsthand as an 81st Training Wing Key Spouse the highs and lows our resilient military spouses overcome and yet, they continue to rise at every challenge placed before them. They are the glue that holds their family together, make any house their home and reinvent themselves and
  • Teaching understanding through heritage

    Having a population built with diverse backgrounds affords countless opportunities for growth not only as a force, but as a nation. “Heritage is a foundation and with a strong foundation the ceiling can be however high you want it to be,” said Master Sgt. David Whiting, 81st Medical Group diagnostic imaging section chief and Sicangu Lakota Oyate Tribe member. “Native Americans have been through so much over the years and yet, we are still here. That is something I teach to my children and others, life will be tough and throw many things on your path, but yet, you can overcome it all.”
  • SAPR: Cultivating a culture of dignity, respect

    “Protecting our people protects our mission,” said Glen Popejoy, 81st Training Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response manager. “We implement a sexual assault prevention program through the use of prevention training that focuses on consent, awareness, intervention and building healthy interpersonal relationship skills.”The SAPR program