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  • Remembering to recognize

    Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Recognition Day was established in 1979 to ensure Americans remember to stand behind those who serve and account for those who never return.Keesler hosts multiple events throughout the week of POW/MIA Recognition Day every year including a vigil, retreat

  • Cooler dorms now with snacks

    Over 300 Airmen live in the permanent party dorms and play a critical role in supporting the mission. The 81st Training Wing strives to create the best living standards for the Airmen, and the dorm office has recently been adapting to the environment.Tech. Sgt. Tiffany Selmon, 81st Civil Engineering

  • Dragons forge Global-ASNT training

    Over the past 14 months, three 81st Training Support Squadron Qualification Flight members have been working behind the scenes to support Air Force Global Strike Command’s Nuclear Command and Control Communications Center with the 1.3 billion dollar Global Aircrew Strategic Network Terminal

  • A new direction in Air Force training

    During these times of uncertainty and instability, training new Airmen is necessary to accomplish the Air Force mission. The 81st Training Wing is aiming to produce Airmen faster and more efficiently with the new Direct to Duty Technical Training program.This new program would send Airmen to their

  • Putting COVID-19 to the test

    The 81st Medical Group has been a forerunner in the fight against COVID-19 on the Gulf Coast. The Microbiology Department has been testing all of the COVID samples for Keesler Medical Center’s beneficiaries.“COVID has increased our workload tremendously,” said Staff Sgt. Stephanie Taitano, 81st

  • Strolling for a purpose

    “We want to provide military families the opportunity to be a part of something and give back to our community,” said Yvonne Zdanowski, Stroller Warriors chapter coordinator. “I have built a strong passion for my group.”The Stroller Warriors is a group of military spouses and families that come

  • AFCEC visits Keesler for housing examination

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center at Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland, Texas, visited Keesler in June to examine and assess the quality of privatized housing on base.AFCEC has been visiting Air Force bases to ensure military members and their families residing in base privatized housing are having

  • WW2 veteran remembers a history of virtue

    As former World War II veteran George Knowles watched two C-130J Hercules fly across the blue sky over Keesler Air Force Base, the memories of his service flooded back.“The Air Force is truly great,” said Knowles. “In my time in the service, I was proud to serve and defend my country. I was reminded

  • Financial Management course implements innovative changes in classroom

    The 335th Training Squadron introduced a new direction for the Financial Management career field in its most recent graduating class.The course is focusing on teaching only the most important and relevant material to their students to improve the quality of the class.Efficiency and facilitation are