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  • 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
  • Searching for daddy in Bien Hoa

    They were 30 miles outside of Saigon and their van had been overcome by the southern mercenary part of the Viet Cong. For a few minutes things were on the up and up and then a couple of the Viet Cong men came around to the back of the van and opened the doors. That is when they were captured. Those are the words ingrained in the head of 11 year old
  • 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
  • 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
  • 338th TRS ‘flips’ the classroom

    What did the last classroom you sat in look like? Probably a few rows or a U-shape of student desks, with an instructor podium and white board at the front? Oh, and how about that curriculum? Regimented, PowerPoint or bulleted list-style torture . . . Maybe even with a Charlie Brown-esque droning instructor? Luckily for students in the 338th
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