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  • Cyber operators structured, disciplined and proactive

    When you think of a military operator, most folks first think of special operations. If you specified an Air Force operator, everyone thinks that's a pilot, more specifically a fighter pilot.  They may include Air Force Special Operators into the mix.But if asked, "What is a cyber operator?" Most people will say one of two things: (1) "Oh, those
  • Learning how to learn demands self-knowledge

    "If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle." - Sun TzuTo know yourself, you cannot simply take a fleeting look into your
  • Innovative Airmen establishing cyber training center of excellence

    Keesler and the 333rd Training Squadron are home to the Air Force's second largest initial skills training pipeline, information technology fundamentals. More than 4,200 students come through the pipeline each year to become cyber warriors. To meet and stay ahead of operational needs and demands, the 333rd TRS has implemented three main lines of
  • Innovation takes guts

    The innovators who pepper the history and culture of the U.S. Air Force bind us in a common heritage of boldness, exploration and ingenuity. When Lt. Col. James Doolittle led his fleet of B-25B bombers in the Pacific, for example, he accomplished far more than a glancing blow on mainland Japan.  He expanded that which could be accomplished through
  • Biomedical Sciences Corps celebrates 50th anniversary

    The Air Force recognized the achievements of the men and women who comprise the Biomedical Sciences Corps by designating Jan. 26- Jan. 30 as BSC Appreciation Week. This year is noteworthy as it marks the 50th anniversary of the BSC.The BSC's roots date back to 1917, when the Sanitary Corps was established to combat infectious diseases. The Army
  • Keesler lead cook retires after 36 years of service

    A food service icon has hung up her apron after almost four decades of service.Linda Robertson, 81st Force Support Squadron first cook, along with family and friends, celebrated her retirement Jan. 16 in Biloxi, Mississippi.Robertson prepared millions of meals throughout her 36 years career.She followed in her father's footsteps when she chose a
  • Count your blessings

    On Christmas Day, Luke, my 7-year-old grandson, was at my home opening his gifts. He possesses a passion for all things automotive as well as his enjoyment of Legos, so my gift was "Zoobs" - a clever combination of both interests.Excited, he tore off the paper and stared down at the box. Then he jumped up, held it over his head, and cried, "I love
  • 81st Contracting Squadron: If you got it, we bought it

    The 81st Contracting Squadron has always been a part of Keesler's distinguished history, even though its designation has changed and the unit's structure is very different. Its mission has remained virtually the same; provide contracting support to the 81st Training Wing, tenant units and other Defense Department missions across the globe. The
  • Deteriorating oral health linked to smoking

    It should be no surprise that cigarettes and chewing tobacco are harmful to your oral health. Tobacco products can cause bad breath, but that's only the beginning.Other effects of tobacco use include stained teeth and tongue, dulled sense of taste and smell, slow healing after a tooth extraction or other surgery, increased risk of tooth decay,
  • 333rd TRS 'Spartans' lead cyberspace training into future

    It is an exciting time to be serving in the 333rd Training Squadron at Keesler. Each year, the mighty Spartans are responsible for training more than 5,000 joint and total force students, generally ranging from lieutenant colonel to senior airman, in full spectrum communications and cyberspace-related career fields.This training includes 10
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