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  • Lt. Keesler: The life and passion of a namesake

    Keesler Air Force Base held the annual Air Force Ball Sept. 22 in celebration of the 71st birthday of the U.S. Air Force, along with commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Team Keesler’s namesake, 2nd Lt. Samuel Reeves Keesler Jr. Bill Keesler, first cousin twice removed of Lt. Keesler, visited the base to attend the event. He was also
  • Keesler graduates first Advanced MTL course in Air Force

    The first of its kind, a new Advanced Military Training Leader Course graduated the first class at Keesler Air Force Base last month.The new course from the 81st Training Group offers future MTLs the opportunity to cultivate their knowledge and skills in order to delve deeper into the requirements and tasks of their future duty position. Compared
  • 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
  • Ophthalmology puts the ‘eye’ in readiness

    Wearing glasses is often times a limiting factor in the activities someone can or can’t do, especially for Airmen deployed to a combat zone. Since medicine and technology have evolved and improved over the years, many people can toss their spectacles - that have been slowly inching down their nose and falling off their faces to the wayside by
  • What’s in a name: Alho Manor

    Alho Manor Antonio L. Alho, Sergeant, USAF, 1946-1969 Sgt. Antonio L. Alho was born on October 25, 1946 in Westerly, Rhode Island. Growing up, Alho was an active member of his high school’s Portuguese Club and also participated in the Boy Scouts. Some of his hobbies included traveling, collecting rocks and fossils, and playing with Ham Radios. Upon
  • What’s in a name: Shaw House

    Shaw House   William S. Shaw, Captain, USAF, 1920-1943   Capt. William S. Shaw was born on April 19, 1920 in Moorhead, Mississippi. He attended Mississippi Delta Junior College and joined the Army Air Corps on September 9, 1940 as a pilot. Shaw graduated from pilot school on April 25, 1941 at Brooks Field in San Antonio, Texas. While serving in the
  • Protocol: the team no one sees

    They blend into the background watching as people pile in waiting for the event to start. After weeks of coordination and overseeing of minuscule details, the change of command this team planned is finally taking place. The three-man 81st Training Wing protocol office, unnoticed by many, are in charge of the coordination for every event that
  • What's in a name: Gaude Lanes

    Gaude Lanes   Robert P. Gaude, Jr., First Lieutenant, USAF, 1930-1953   1st Lt. Robert P. Gaude, Jr. was a native of Biloxi, Mississippi, who served as an Air Force fighter pilot during the Korean War. He commissioned from the Georgia Institute of Technology in June of 1951 and graduated from pilot school in December of 1952. Gaude was assigned as
  • Bioenvironmental tests the limits of occupational health

    When looking into a glass of water from any sink on Keesler Air Force Base, you can see a clear pool of refreshing H2O. What you may not see is the bioengineer running tests to keep that water clean and drinkable. The 81st Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Flight is dedicated to ensuring occupational and environmental safety standards
  • Command Chief for a Day: SrA Kadeem Daniel

    (This interview is Part 6 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.   Each Airman
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