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  • Dragons don't just fly, they also run

    Since 1997, thousands of people with varying backgrounds and motivations have been inspired to travel to Dayton, Ohio to run in the annual Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. On Sept. 17, eight members of the Dragon Run Club were among those thousands to represent Team Keesler in the 5K, 10K, half and full marathon during the Air
  • Making sense of your LES

    Looking at a leave and earnings statement might be confusing but understanding what’s on it is very beneficial. The LES has a lot of useful information on your military pay, earned leave, entitlements, deductions and more.Reviewing your LES regularly could spare some stress and financial hardship by catching any potential problems early.“It's
  • TTOC leads innovation in 2nd AF

    Innovation comes in all shapes in sizes. Whether it’s the ‘next big thing’ or a simple process change, there’s always a way to improve, streamline and advance the way the Air Force trains its Airmen. One organization, the 2nd Air Force Technical Training Operations Center, is using the power of innovation and new technology to help refine how
  • The fast track to joining OSI

    How many children grow up dreaming of catching the bad guys and saving the world? They play “Cops and Robbers,” read mystery books and pretend to be detectives with their friends. Then, they grow up. Some grow into adults with fulfilling careers that inspire them. Others, however, go to work, complete their tasks and perform well, but maybe wish
  • CPI empowers Airmen through innovation

    The Continuous Process Improvement program is  helping bring innovation to the forefront  of the Air Force culture by educating Airmen on how they can change their units for the better.The 81st Training Wing CPI office is an outlet for Airmen, government civilians and contractors to share ideas on how to improve processes or functions in their
  • From the fleet to the classroom: Sailor stays dedicated to helping others

    Since Oct. 13, 1775, the U.S. Navy has carried their core values of honor, courage and commitment to help each Sailor succeed in their career.Two hundred thirty eight years after the naval service began, Sailors like Aerographer’s Mate 1st Class Michael Ramos are passing on those core values in Keesler’s joint military environment. “I’ve learned a
  • Fitness class brings a better body, better life

    The 81st Medical Group recently kicked off the “Better Body. Better Life” fitness program.The program is open to all Keesler members including dependents, retirees and government civilian employees and gives them access to ways to get and stay healthy.“The program is designed to provide participants with the most up-to-date tools and resources
  • ER: Delivering the best in emergency care

    The 81st Medical Operations Squadron’s emergency room, which sees around 2,000 patients monthly, is one of the several clinics in Keesler Medical Center. However, what sets it apart from the other clinics is the high level of agility required of its staff at a moment’s notice.Agility, according to the 2016 Air Education and Training Command
  • First sergeants, the fullbacks of the Air Force

    First sergeants, also known as first shirts or shirts, assist the commander on maintaining the health, morale and welfare of everyone assigned to their unit. They also stay vigilant for issues that might adversely impact the readiness of their people or the mission. “To be a first sergeant, you need to be approachable, personable and your behavior
  • Relationships built by Airmen sponsors, Athletes

    “I’ve learned to put myself out there and give everything my all,” said Airman Basic Ashlyn Tran, 336th Training Squadron student. “From here on out, whenever I get nervous, I will remember back to my time here at Special Olympics and say ‘if the athletes can give it their all, then there’s no reason I couldn’t either.’”At the beginning of the 2016