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  • DHA provides KMC Labor and Delivery Clinic manning assist

    Every month Keesler Medical Center’s Labor and Delivery Clinic averages approximately 35 births. However, last year the clinic experienced a manning shortage that began to impact their ability to take care of families.“The solution that was suggested was to refer the patient’s downtown to lessen our load here,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Alexis
  • A military training leader learns to lead

    Military training leaders are responsible for helping Airmen learn how to take care of themselves and instill the Air Force core values during their time in technical training. Even in the face of adversity, MTLs stand tall and exemplify the Air Force standards.Growing up in Guatemala with her grandparents, Tech. Sgt. Victoria Monzon, 81st Training
  • Keesler honors fallen in Special Tactics Memorial March

    Several Keesler Air Force Base units and agencies came together to honor 20 fallen Special Tactics Airmen during an 830-mile ruck march that passed through Biloxi, Mississippi, March 1.U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen are making the journey to pay tribute to Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, a combat controller, and 19 other Special Tactics Airmen
  • USAF Honor Guard Drill Team builds new routine, bonds

    “It’s hard,” said Senior Airman Darren Lawrence. “There’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears that go into it.”   Originally stationed in Washington D.C., the U.S Air Force Honor Guard drill team travels to Keesler Air Force Base for five weeks at the beginning of every year to develop and perfect their new routine. They practice formations, steps and
  • Active learning environment cleared for takeoff in ATC classroom

    In a classroom at Cody Hall, something unique is happening.  The students are turning the classroom upside down, inside out and the other way around.  Why?  So students will have a better understanding of one of the toughest courses in the Air Force, Air Traffic Control. Instead of the instructor standing and lecturing for hours, the students are
  • Representing culture

    The smell of sage burning in a smudge bowl fills the air, the texture rough on the outside but smooth on the inside. A Native American family kneels down in prayer while waving the smoke toward themselves with an eagle feather before the start of their day. According to Native American culture, the eagle is the highest flying bird and the rising
  • Keesler dining facilities serve family atmosphere

    Keesler DFACs serve family-type atmosphere
  • Command Post: the eyes and ears

    When Staff Sgt. Kaylee Sprout heard Hurricane Nate was coming, the first thought that popped into her head was her dog at home. As emergency action controllers, they must be prepared for anything and everything at home and on the installation, especially during hurricane season."We are the eyes and ears of the base," said Master Sgt. DeAnna
  • Keesler instructor named combat control NCO of the Year

    “Whenever I look at my accomplishments I will always think it’s miniscule next to the guys who are in [the career field] all the time while all I did was go on a deployment and came back to being an instructor,” said Tech. Sgt. James Sparks, 352nd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron Detachment 1 BA instructor. “If I didn’t have that deployment I
  • Walking through inspiration

    As Airmen make their way to class, walking through the Personnel Apprentice Course hallway, their eyes dart from wall to wall as they take in inspirational quotes, filling them with a sense of pride and purpose in the Air Force.A once desolate hallway filled with outdated photos now shines as a sign of inspiration not only for the students but as a
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