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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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