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  • 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
  • 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
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