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  • What does Airmen Against Drunk Driving do for me?

    Airmen Against Drunk Driving is a program that offers rides to stranded military personnel to prevent drunk driving. To use this service, all you need is a DOD ID card, and a volunteer will pick you up between the times of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursday nights before non-training Fridays.When I first heard about this program,
  • Dragon Corner: be vigilant!

    Being at a technical training base is one of the most rewarding environments. Airmen have already successfully graduated from Basic Military Training and are gaining those technical skills required to be the future of the world's greatest Air Force. Permanent party have the awesome responsibility not only to train Airmen but also to set the example
  • Heritage feature: Operation Homecoming

    Welcoming home our returning military members from Afghanistan as the war there draws to a close provides us a good opportunity to appreciate the significance of these occurrences. Keesler has welcomed back our men and women from various conflicts throughout its history. Of special significance, just 39 years ago Keesler welcomed home returning
  • Training, Instincts, & Quick Reflexes Save Keesler Motorcyclist from Injury

    I'm sitting here typing this article today, in good health, because motorcycle training saved my life recently.While I was on the way back to base July 11, a drunk driver rear ended me on my new motorcycle. Everyone considers the possibility of encountering drunk drivers after midnight on a weekend, but rarely do we expect to see one at 7:30 a.m.
  • PII breaches damage the AF mission

    Personally Identifiable Information -- better known as "PII" -- is one of those buzz-words we as Airmen have had drilled into our minds over and over again. Even here at Keesler, when we log into our computers in the morning, the first thing we see is a notice that warns of the dangers and consequences of PII breaches, including network account
  • Heritage program instills camaraderie, values

    "I am an American Airman. My mission is to Fly, Fight, and Win. I am faithful to a proud heritage, a tradition of honor, and a legacy of valor. I am an American Airman."This Airman's creed is the sharpest salute to our warfighter-focused culture. To the conviction, character, mindset, spirit and soul we foster in all of our Airmen.In the 335th
  • MyMC2 app connects Keesler Airmen, families

    Technology is changing rapidly and research shows that people want their information as quickly and conveniently as possible. This is true here at Keesler with the numerous events occurring every day. Sometimes it is hard to keep up with who is hosting what and on what day.Luckily, the Air Force has an app that centralizes the happenings of Keesler
  • Dragon Corner: What’s your legacy?

    How are you going to be remembered? It's a great question. Probably one we don't think about every day as we interact with our family, friends or people in the workplace. Unfortunately, I think as we tend to get a little older, we probably think about this question just a bit more. Each time I take command, I find myself reflecting on a related
  • Are You Ready?

    When Air Force leadership announced they would need to cut about 25,000 Airmen over the next five years, many people wondered if they would be affected. A variety of programs were announced, including several allowing Airmen the option to retire early. The Air Force also allowed some Airmen the option to receive voluntary separation pay if they met
  • Dragon Corner: Taking care of our future

    Have any of you ever been to the Azalea Dining Facility? Which way did you travel to get there? Did you take the fastest way because you were in a hurry, or did you slow down and take the safest way? With all of the challenges we face as a total force (manning, budgets, etc.), we have become accustomed to finding the quickest way to get something