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  • 335th TRS drills down the competition

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Carlos Pajaro Donado, 335th Training Squadron student, practices before the 81st Training Group drill down on the Levitow Training Support Facility drill pad at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Sept. 20, 2019. Airmen from the 81st Training Group competed in a quarterly open ranks inspection, regulation drill
  • Building the strongest of Airmen

    From jumping out of airplanes hundreds of feet in the air to swimming through rushing water down range, Special Warfare Airmen fight through the toughest and most vigorous environments to support the Air Force mission.The 352nd Special Warfare Training Squadron Airmen at Keesler Air Force Base are held to high mental and physical standards and
  • Keesler powers up with innovation

    A ceremony was held at the Keesler Air Force Base commissary parking lot August 8, to introduce a solar voltaic power array project with NORESCO United Technologies.Over 490 solar panels are scheduled to be built on the exchange and commissary parking lot to collect energy and provide cover to parked cars from sunlight. The project was initiated by
  • Keesler Blood Donor Center strives to save lives

    Donating blood saves lives. The Keesler Blood Donor Center strives to supply the need of blood for military members. The donor center has a quota for collecting blood and they are always looking for more blood to distribute. Alexander Stokes, 81st Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron medical lab technician, speaks on the importance of donating blood. “The blood that is donated directly supports the down-range mission,” said Stokes. “It’s blood for our brothers and sisters in arms. One day, it could be any of us that need that blood.”
  • Preparing a hurricane survival kit

    Hurricanes are a common occurrence in the Gulf Coast during hurricane season starting June 1 through November 30. In hurricane season, there are supplies that should be included when preparing a hurricane survival kit.A hurricane survival kit is recommended for safeness and preparation and includes water, food, household items and health
  • 81st MSGS welcomes new commander

    Lt. Col. Norris Jackson, incoming 81st Surgical Operations Squadron commander, received command from Col. Ryan Mihata, outgoing 81st MSGS commander, during a change of command ceremony here, July 9.Col. Beatrice Dolihite, 81st Medical Group commander, presided over the ceremony.Prior to becoming the 81st MSGS commander, Jackson was the 319th
  • First virtual reality training arrives at Keesler

    The 334th Training Squadron incorporated the first virtual reality training for Airfield Management students in the Air Force here, June 28, so they can get more of a “hands-on” learning experience. Chief Master Sgt. Paul Portugal, Airfield Management career field manager, Pentagon, Washington DC, relates this new technology to the mission of Air
  • 81st TRSS welcomes new commander

    Lt. Col. Elbert G. Mose, incoming 81st Training Support Squadron commander, received command from Lt. Col. Stephen P. Arnott, outgoing 81st TRSS commander, during a change of command ceremony here, June 20.Col. Leo Lawson, Jr., 81st Training Group commander, presided over the ceremony."I can’t wait to get to know the 81st Training Support
  • 334th TRS instructor awarded Civilian Instructor of the Year

    Robert Fried, 334th Training Squadron instructor, received the 2018 Civilian Instructor of the Year award for Second Air Force, here.Fried was heavily involved in course development of the radar, airfield and weather career field, as well as developed all course materials for the introduction block, tower climbing and weather equipment. Fried
  • Career field managers, AETC improve Keesler training environment

    The 81st Training Group hosted 31 career field managers affecting more than more than 27 career fields during the Career Field Manager Conference here Feb. 6-8.
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