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  • What's in a name: Dolan Hall

    Dolan HallWilliam C. Dolan, Colonel, USAF, 1907-1945Col. William C. Dolan received classified Army Air Forces orders in 1941, during World War II. Dolan was tasked with the mission to develop tactics, techniques and procedures needed to use airborne radar systems to find and destroy enemy U-boats. During this time, Dolan tested theories himself and
  • What's in a name: McClelland Hall

    McClelland HallHarold M. McClelland, Major General, USAF, 1893-1965Maj. Gen. Harold M. McClelland was born in Iowa in 1893, and joined the Army Air Service in 1917. He was considered the pioneer in Air Force communications systems development. In the mid-1920s, McClelland studied engineering at Columbia University, and went on to become a
  • What's in a name: Blake Fitness Center

    Blake Fitness CenterEdward Aloysius Blake, Captain, USAF, 1935-1964Capt. Edward Blake enlisted in the United States Army, Jan. 28, 1954. He was honorably discharged from the Army in June 1956 and enlisted in the Air Force as an aviation cadet.Blake graduated from pilot training at Bryan Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, and received a commission as a
  • 338th TRS ‘flips’ the classroom

    What did the last classroom you sat in look like? Probably a few rows or a U-shape of student desks, with an instructor podium and white board at the front? Oh, and how about that curriculum? Regimented, PowerPoint or bulleted list-style torture . . . Maybe even with a Charlie Brown-esque droning instructor? Luckily for students in the 338th
  • What's in a name: McBride Commons

    McBride CommonsEdward Ernest McBride, Major, 1930 – 1968Maj. Edward ‘Hoss’ McBride, a native of Hattiesburg, Miss., enlisted in the Air Force, Apr. 16, 1952. A year later, he completed the Aviation Cadet Program and commissioned on June 16, 1953.While assigned as an interceptor pilot to the 38th Fighter Intercept Squadron in Japan, he was scrambled
  • What's in a name: Cody Hall

    Cody HallHoward Rudolph Cody, Captain, USAF, 1934-1963Capt. Howard Rudolph Cody, a native of Gulfport, Mississippi and a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, joined the Air Force in 1954 and entered the Aviation Cadet program on Feb. 13, 1954. He commissioned as a second lieutenant and a pilot on May 16, 1955. Cody spent the next six
  • Command Chief for a Day: SrA Reynolds

    (This interview is Part 5 of an open-ended series featuring members of Team Keesler selected for the Command Chief for a Day program.) Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st Training Wing command chief, created a program called Command Chief for a Day at Keesler which highlights outstanding enlisted performers from around the 81st TRW.
  • An experience like no other: SOMS 2017

    “I really didn’t know how to feel when I was told that I would be an Airman sponsor for the Special Olympics,” expressed Airman Basic Tyshon Singletary, 335th Training Squadron student. “We really didn’t know what to expect. All we knew at the time was that we were losing out on time for ourselves.”
  • What's in a name: Welch Auditorium

    Tech. Sgt. E.J. Welch, Jr. enlisted in the Mississippi National Guard, Oct. 3, 1955, and was honorably discharged from the National Guard, Dec. 19, 1956. The following day, he enlisted in the United States Air Force.
  • What's in a name: Wall Studio

    George Michael WallFirst Lieutenant, USAF, 1944-1970First Lt. George Michael Wall, a native of Houston, Miss., and a graduate of Miss. State University, entered the United States Air Force Oct. 2, 1967. He received his commission Dec. 22, 1967.Wall entered pilot training at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, and received his wings upon completion of
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