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  • Dragon University takes flight at Keesler

    The Air Force encourages its Airmen to aim high and the new Dragon University program at Keesler is tailored to help them get there. The program was designed with the Enlisted Action Development Plan in mind to emphasize growth at the Airmen level. “We're trying to deliberately get after what the

  • Air Expeditionary Force compound expansion improves training efficiency

    The 823rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers are expanding the Air Expeditionary Force compound to increase the efficiency of simulated deployment training for the 338th Training Squadron.The expansion was initially brought forward in 2016 and is projected to be

  • Fallen Warrior: Staff Sgt. Michael Cinco

    Staff Sgt. Michael A. Cinco, 11th Field Investigations special agent, deployed supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan while assigned to Beale AFB. He and his team captured a Taliban leader while conducting an air base ground defense patrol on an outside-the-wire mission. During his

  • Essential employees: civilians who serve

    When people think of the military, they may envision people in camouflage uniforms; but across more than 600 occupations and professions, there are over 150,000 civilian employees in the Air Force.“We're here to support the military and make sure we're able to complete the overall, worldwide

  • The eye in the sky

    Keesler Air Force Base supports the critical mission to keep the skies protected and has a vast range of career fields that helps to keep the fight moving.“Command and control battle management operations is one of the most diverse career fields in the entire Air Force,” said Technical Sgt. Joshua

  • Planning the fight

    There are many moving parts that we don’t think about when it comes to accomplishing the 81st Training Wing’s mission. One of those moving parts is the 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron.The squadron is made up of five entities; transportation, supply, fuel, vehicle maintenance, and logistic

  • Prepared for emergencies

    A warm personality greets a sickly patient waiting to be seen.“Right this way ma’am,” said Airman 1st Class Alexandria Smith, 81st Healthcare Operations Squadron medical technician.Smith leads the patient back to an examination room, where she logs the patient’s vital signs and reason for visiting

  • Keesler develops First Term Officers Course

    A First Term Officers Course, the first course of its kind offered here for new officers, was held at the Professional Development Center here June 1-3.“I was first a part of introducing the FTOC at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona,”said Capt. Demitrice Steward, Second Air Force

  • The basic COVID experience

    One week before COVID-19 precautions were established in response to the world-wide pandemic, a new flight of trainees arrived for basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, March 10, 2020.“We had a normal week of basic training and then everything started to close down,”

  • Deploying pride in the mission

    A unit deployment manager is responsible for educating the unit on its expeditionary role, ensuring personnel and equipment are ready to deploy and support contingency operations required by their unit.The 81st Security Forces Squadron takes pride in Staff Sgt. Lane Sanchez, 81st SFS unit deployment