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  • Command Post: the eyes and ears

    When Staff Sgt. Kaylee Sprout heard Hurricane Nate was coming, the first thought that popped into her head was her dog at home. As emergency action controllers, they must be prepared for anything and everything at home and on the installation, especially during hurricane season."We are the eyes and ears of the base," said Master Sgt. DeAnna
  • Keesler instructor named combat control NCO of the Year

    “Whenever I look at my accomplishments I will always think it’s miniscule next to the guys who are in [the career field] all the time while all I did was go on a deployment and came back to being an instructor,” said Tech. Sgt. James Sparks, 352nd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron Detachment 1 BA instructor. “If I didn’t have that deployment I
  • Walking through inspiration

    As Airmen make their way to class, walking through the Personnel Apprentice Course hallway, their eyes dart from wall to wall as they take in inspirational quotes, filling them with a sense of pride and purpose in the Air Force.A once desolate hallway filled with outdated photos now shines as a sign of inspiration not only for the students but as a
  • Swimming into the hearts of Airmen sponsors

    “I don’t want to mess anything up,” said Airman Kaimryn Hursch, 336th Training Squadron cyber systems student. “I feel like we have a lot of pressure on us and I just want to make sure that everything goes according to plan and nothing goes downhill anywhere this weekend.” That was the thought one Airman had while she stood in line waiting for the
  • Becoming an Airman: Military child brings resiliency into serving

    In 1985, Jon Marti left for Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas for Air Force basic military training. Little did he know 29 years later his daughter would be following in his footsteps to become an Airman. As children, we may look up to our parents for inspiration on who we would like to be when we get older because of sacrifices they
  • 85th EIS saves Dragons $200,000

    Some people may not know about the partnership between Keesler Air Force Base and the 85th Engineering Installation Squadron. Throughout the last year the two have been strengthening their partnership by utilizing the skillsets of the 85th EIS Airmen, which helped save the 81st Training Wing over $200,000. “Manpower is what it comes down to so
  • Airman flies into a new adventure

    It isn’t often after 14 years, Airmen find themselves starting a new career. However, on Feb. 27, a master sergeant from Keesler learned that he would be doing just that. Originally an air traffic controller, Master Sgt. Brian Cloutier, 81st Training Wing protocol NCO in charge, has been selected to become an enlisted remotely piloted aircraft
  • Dream to make a change one person at a time

    When we are little we usually have dreams or goals for what we want to be when we grow up. Some people want to be firefighters or maybe doctors. Few times do you hear kids say they want to change the world for the better. . . more rare than that do you see that child grow up and succeed in their goal. Earlier this month, 1st Lt. Russell Lewis,
  • Painting the pain

    Blood, burns, scars, bruises and bones sticking out of human bodies. These could all be scary things . . . if they were real. Even though moulage injuries are all applied with brushes, the prosthetics are used to set the stage for real-life scenarios for first responders on Keesler and around the Gulf Coast area. “We help train all the first
  • What’s in a name: Vosler Academic Development Center

    Tech. Sgt. Forrest L. Vosler was born July 29, 1923 in Lyndonville, New York. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps on Oct. 8, 1942 and attended basic training in Atlantic City, New Jersey. After graduating from basic training, he attended the radio operator and mechanics school at Scott Field, Illinois for technical training from Nov. 4, 1942 to March 29, 1943. Following the completion of his training, Vosler also attended the Army Air Forces Flexible Gunnery School in Harlingen, Texas from March 29 to graduation on May 22, 1943.
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