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  • Schoolhouse Spotlight: MTL instructor course

    The first group of Keesler-bred military training leaders are busy marching, training and learning in the 81st Training Support Squadron’s Military Training Leader instructor course.The school, formerly based out of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, has made its new home here at the Air Force’s second-largest technical training base and began
  • On Wingmanship: Surgical Services Flight

    Many service members see wingmanship as helping to prevent fellow Airmen from making bad decisions. To the 81st Medical Group’s Surgical Services Flight it meant helping a member of their team after they were involved in an altercation that put their young child’s life in danger. “We had a flight member who had a domestic problem with their
  • Keesler: UAS No Fly Zone

    The holidays are upon us and with them comes the spirit of giving. While presents can be fun some can pose dangers to military installations.For instance, on Keesler AFB it is prohibited to fly Unmanned Aerial Systems, radio controlled aircraft, or as they are more commonly known, drones, outside. Some drones have the capability to exceed Federal
  • On wingmanship: Senior Airman Douglas Sullivan

    (This story is part 2 of a 5 part series of features and commentaries about wingmanship throughout November 2015.) (Editor’s note:  To respect their privacy, the name of the individual involved has been changed.) Senior Airman Douglas Sullivan, 81st Security Forces Squadron Base Defense Operations Center controller, works in the so-called ‘nerve
  • On wingmanship: Tech. Sgt. Yuri Miller

    (This story is part 1 of a 5 part series of features and commentaries about wingmanship throughout November 2015.) Being a wingman means making yourself available to those around you. These people are coworkers, subordinates, friends and family. In certain lines of work though, being a wingman is more than just being there for someone. In Tech.
  • Dad, daughter make technical school a family project

    Most kids graduating from an educational program could probably consider having a parent or family member attend a graduation to be normal.For Staff Sgt. Michael McDonald and his daughter Airman 1st Class Breanna McDonald, going through cyber courses at the 336th Training Squadron at the same time was a once-in-a-life-time chance. “I never thought
  • Airman fights fire with dedication

    Senior Airman Kyeonee Russell is a firefighter with the 81st Infrastructure Division. After five years at Keesler Air Force Base and one deployment to Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, Russell finds the love for his job from the training he has received, the core values that have been instilled in him and his coworkers. According to Russell, his
  • Schoolhouse Spotlight: Cyber warfare operator course

    The 333rd Training Squadron is home to the Air Force’s cyber warfare operator training course. “We focus on network security here,” said Lt. Col. Vincent Sullivan III, 333rd TRS commander. “[We] defend the Air Force network; perform forensic research in the digital environment, pinpoint weaknesses adversaries can potentially take advantage of and