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  • Breast cancer doesn't just strike 'other people'

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed each October, shines a spotlight on breast cancer survivors and the women who have died of the disease.June 26, our family was on a road trip to Montana to see our new granddaughter when we got the call - my husband's younger sister, Mary "Sugar" Mathieu, was dying. Jerry caught a flight home from Denver and
  • Airmen continue to innovate in KMI course

    When the world thinks of cyberspace and the multitude of things that can be done in this man-made domain, one thing inevitably comes to mind: cyberspace is dynamic. Cyberspace operations are changing at an astronomical rate.  New applications and viruses are created every day to help or harm those traversing through the space.  An individual's
  • Airmen continue to innovate in KMI course

    When the world thinks of cyberspace and the multitude of things that can be done in this man-made domain, one thing inevitably comes to mind: cyberspace is dynamic. Cyberspace operations are changing at an astronomical rate.  New applications and viruses are created every day to help or harm those traversing through the space. An individual's
  • Dental Hygiene Month raises awareness at Keesler

    October is Dental Hygiene Month, and in honor the 81st Dental Squadron seeks to raise awareness of the connection between oral and physical health.The mouth and body are closely interlinked physically and systemically. Oral health is essential to general health and vice versa. A healthy mouth enables not only nutrition of the physical body, but
  • We all want to be inspired

     As people, we all want to be inspired.  We want to be in the midst of great men and women and be inspired by their greatness. Every generation has those iconic figures that people look up to. The 60's and 70's had Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Neil Armstrong, economist Milton Friedman, and special effects wiz George Lucas.  The 80's had President
  • 'Little blue book' provides foundation for success

    Airmen are receiving notifications that thank them for their service, but inform them that they were not selected for retention. As our force shrinks due to overmanning and budget cuts, many members are puzzled and even ask why they didn't "make the cut." During counseling sessions with members, I often hear comments such as, "I only made one
  • What is fire prevention week?

    Every October fire departments throughout the country host the granddaddy of fire education and awareness know as Fire Prevention Week. During National Fire Prevention Week, attention is focused on promoting fire safety and prevention in the home, as well as in the work place; however, fire prevention should be practiced all year long.This year's
  • Making sense with dollars

    This time of year is always active for the financial management community.  Like clockwork, Sept. 30, rolls around every fall, and we put the finishing touches on balancing the books and close out another fiscal year. Even though this happens annually, the past few years have seen several events that are forcing us to change the way we operate
  • Keep infants safe with proper car seats

    Here at the 81st Training Wing Safety Office, we know it's not an easy task to find the right car seat. After all, there are several types of seats--from infant to convertible and booster--depending on your child's age and size. Even after you find the right one, it's important to know how to install your car seat correctly and when to transition
  • Air Force birthday transforms Keesler

    Knowing the past lends understanding to the present and insight into the future.Statecraft is the construction of a governing body.Keesler in particular has a lengthy and diverse history, being established as a military base before the birth of the U.S. Air Force. The transition from Keesler Field to Keesler Air Force Base may offer perspective to
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