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  • Teaching understanding through heritage

    Having a population built with diverse backgrounds affords countless opportunities for growth not only as a force, but as a nation.“Heritage is a foundation and with a strong foundation the ceiling can be however high you want it to be,” said Master Sgt. David Whiting, 81st Medical Group diagnostic

  • Breaking traditions

    As a child my parents always told my siblings and I to take full advantage of our education opportunities, make sure we became successful, and to make something of ourselves.  Growing up as a Native American living on a small Mohawk reservation there are only so many choices that I saw I had. For

  • 37 years, 5 uniforms, 1 family

    Throughout the Air Force’s history, the uniform worn by Airmen has changed many times. Uniform changes may seem insignificant as they are common, but the changing of the cloth that service members wear represent so much more for some.Chief Master Sgt. David Pizzuto, 81st Training Wing command chief,

  • SAIGE Military Meritorious Service Award winner fosters resilience, culture

    Maj. Tanya Mooneyham, 81st Medical Group Intensive Care Unit element leader, belongs to a group that comprises only two percent of the U.S. population and an even smaller percentage in the military.Mooneyham is proud of her Native American heritage which taught her resilience and enabled her to win

  • Keesler furthers MTL development with new building, resources

    The 81st Training Support Squadron’s Military Training Leader Course schoolhouse has a new home in Lott Hall, where the first course in the new building began July 17.The instructors, formerly based in Allee Hall, only had a couple classrooms at their disposal. They now have access to a dedicated

  • Descendants visit Wolfe Hall

    Descendants of Lt. Leroy Wolfe visited Keesler Air Force Base March 10 for a special tour of the training facility named in his honor.    Wolfe’s daughter, Jean Wolfe-Zartman, 88, and two of his granddaughters, Barbara Howard and Nancy Hagy, made the trip to Keesler to honor his legacy. Wolfe is

  • AF heritage on display for Women's History Month

    Tech. Sgt. Meshanda Lopez, 81st Training Wing special victims paralegal, and Ruby Bordley, 81st Force Support Squadron work life program technician, view women’s heritage display items at the Bay Breeze Event Center March 1, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The display was set up for viewing

  • 81st TRG chief retires after 29 years of service

    Chief Master Sgt. Robert Winters, 81st Training Group superintendent, delivers remarks during his retirement ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 8, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Winters retired with more than 29 years of military service and served multiple assignments in

  • Keesler inducts its newest Senior NCOs

    Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, delivers remarks during the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center Aug. 18, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Thirty-seven enlisted members were recognized and received a commemorative medallion at