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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 ceremony and a 12-hour run to raise awareness and pay
  • 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 Squadron Airman dorm leader, ordered new vending
  • 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.
  • 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
  • COVID-19 Heroes: FA, Keesler AFB Exchange help new recruits soar

    The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a new reality on installations around the world, and when recruits arrived at Keesler Air Force Base for Basic Military Training, Exchange associates stepped up to make sure all their needs were met.In April, 60 trainees were originally scheduled to report to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, but COVID-19 concerns
  • USECAF, CMSAF visit AETC to see adjusted training operations in response to COVID-19

    While performing duties as Under Secretary of the Air Force, Shon Manasco, along with Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, visited with Airmen at multiple training locations at JBSA and at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Apr. 22, 2020. The purpose of the visit was to see first-hand how Air Education and Training Command has adjusted operations to mitigate and minimize COVID-19 impacts to the basic, technical and flying training pipelines, all of which have been deemed mission essential.
  • 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
  • President's competition strengthens nation, DoD cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity is essential to the Defense Department and our nation as it can protect identities, sensitive information, and ultimately protect lives. The DoD has identified cybersecurity as a priority to instill safety and protect government assets and information.The President’s Cup Cyber Security Competition, ordered by President Donald Trump,
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