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  • 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
  • What’s in a name: Wolfe Hall

    First Lt. Leory M. Wolfe, born on a farm in Richmond Township, Ohio, is best remembered as a pioneer in radio communications. Wolfe was the first known person to demonstrate telephone contact from ground to a plane in flight He also is remembered for his work in developing radio beacons to keep a plane on course by using a radio-wave path set up by ground broadcasting stations.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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