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  • Immediate family with an immediate impact

    Air Force families have always played an essential role in the mission. The Leigh Family’s impact however, is huge on the 334th Training Squadron and the Air Traffic Controller apprentice course.Stanley Leigh, 334th TRS Air Traffic Control master instructor; SSgt Justin Leigh, 334th TRS ATC instructor and Wynell Leigh, 334th TRS flight secretary,
  • Guiding the air mission from the ground

    The safety and flight path of aircraft operating on Keesler depend on the Airmen inside the Air Traffic Control Tower. The 81st Training Wing’s Operations Support Flight monitors and directs the aircraft on the flightline and local airspace, ensuring the fluidity of the air traffic.Working the tower 15 hours daily and being on continuous standby
  • Controlling the air space through COVID-19

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Air Force has continued to protect our air space and carry out the mission while facing challenges.To mitigate and prepare for the potential loss of manning of the air traffic controllers in Air Education and Training Command, an ATC rapid response team has been initiated. From selecting a suitable team,
  • 77-year-old ATC instructor returns to guide new Airmen

    “The way I grew up, college wasn’t pushed like it is now because there were a lot of jobs,” said Jim Bailey, 334th Training Squadron air traffic control instructor. “People took those jobs and stayed until they retired, but I went into the military because I wanted to. I thought it was cool.”Bailey served the Air Force from 1961-1966, where he
  • Keesler welcomes USAF Flight Checkers Association

    Master Sgt. Gary Cozzetti, 334th Training Squadron instructor, provides a tour inside the air traffic control radar simulator at Cody Hall during the U.S. Air Force Flight Checkers Association tour Oct. 10, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The association’s mission is “to honor and perpetuate the memory of all who served in the USAF
  • Keesler diversifies high school students’ career choices

    Ten Mississippi gulf coast high schools participated in the fourth annual science, technology, engineering and mathematics diversity outreach day Sept. 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. here. The purpose of the event was to educate students on the opportunities the Air Force can provide and inspire them to pursue a STEM career in the service.
  • Local school-aged children explore Keesler

    Staff Sgt. John Hood, 81st Infrastructure Division emergency communications center NCO in charge, provides a brief to school-aged children at the Keesler Fire Department during Biloxi Career Exploration Day March 2, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The children also toured the 334th Training Squadron air traffic control school, 335th TRS
  • Junior Leadership tour air traffic control

    Local high school freshmen enter Cody Hall during the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce Gulf Coast Junior Leadership Tour Jan. 24, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The group’s objective is to produce students of outstanding character, while teaching them about community needs what it takes to become a leader in today’s society. The visit included a
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