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  • 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 program. Global-ASNT is a NC3 weapon system that provides a full spectrum of nuclear communications and control across the Defense Department, so in the event of a nuclear incident, it would be the primary means of communication. Global-ASNT will support 42 bases across six major commands.
  • 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 duty station after graduating Basic Military
  • 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 Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron medical lab
  • 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 together to stay healthy, physically and socially.
  • 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 their needs met.“Our goal is to examine and
  • 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 of the great opportunity I was given to protect
  • 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 what Tech Sgt. Timothy Jacobs, 335th TRS financial
  • Keesler ensures cyber training continues online

    The 81st Training Wing’s mission of training, developing, and inspiring premier warfighters is essential for the development of the Air Force and its future.However, with COVID-19 potentially impacting the health and well-being of the students in training on Keesler, 81st Training Group units are developing creative solutions to this unique
  • Keesler initiates program to find the right path for Airmen

    A Security+ certification validates that an individual possesses the necessary skills to perform in an information technology security-based career.Airmen assigned to a cyber security Air Force Specialty Code are required to acquire this certificate with the passing of the Security+ exam. The exam is known to be complex and difficult, and many
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