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  • 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,
  • Providing a comfortable home for Airmen

    After a meeting between Keesler leadership and Airmen on base, the 81st Training Wing decided to take action to make much-needed changes to the dorms on base a top priority. The Keesler housing management office has made significant improvements within the last few months to improve the living areas for Airmen.Brett Long, Infrastructure Division
  • New direction for religious affairs Airmen

    Faith is a force in which some hold dearly. Practicing religion is not just a privilege of every Airman, but a right. The Chaplain Corps of every unit ensures this royalty is protected in the name of the Air Force.The Chaplain Corps does not just contain officers, but enlisted Airmen also play a crucial part where they are known as religious
  • 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
  • Transition Spotlight: Col. Beatrice Dolihite, Keesler AFB

    The 81st Medical Group at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, transitioned to the Defense Health Agency on October 1, 2018, one of the first military treatment facilities to transfer to DHA management. The U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs Office spoke with Col. Beatrice Dolihite, the 81st MDG director and service commander to reflect on her experience as the commander of one of the first MTFs to move to DHA. Dolihite also offered some advice for other commanders and medical Airmen as their MTFs prepare for the transition.
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