News Search

Results:
Tag: Keesler AFB
Clear
  • Fallen Warrior: Army SPC Dane Balcon

    Born in 1988 at Luke AFB, Arizona, Spc. Dane Balcon was destined to serve. It came as no surprise to his family that at only three years old, he told his mother he wanted to be a soldier. Dane was born to a family rich in service. He was fourth generation military. In High School, Dane spent his time in the JROTC program to prepare for his future in the military and, in his senior year, served as the Drill Team Commander of his JROTC unit.
  • Medical: Staying ahead of threats

    Through prevention and response, public health has been able to keep military members and their families safe during the pandemic.“When it comes to the COVID-19 delta variant, our approach is unchanged,” said Maj. Tristan Spierling, 81st Medical Group chief of aerospace medicine and public health emergency officer. “We rely very heavily on the
  • Maj. Gen. Edmondson assumes command of 2nd Air Force

    Maj. Gen. Michele Edmondson took command of 2nd Air Force from Maj. Gen. Andrea Tullos during a change of command ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center here, July 30. Lt. Gen. Marshall Webb, Commander of Air Education and Training Command, presided over the ceremony.
  • Keep safety in mind this summer

    As the summer season approaches, it is important for families to be aware of the dangers that the summer months can bring. Summer is known for increased traveling, especially by vehicle.“A lot of people go on vacation during the summer months and the statistics say that most people tend to drive,” said Staff Sgt. Brandon Ahuna, 81st Operation
  • Installation Commanders Council

    An organization based on a partnership of military installations across Mississippi is working to improve the quality of life for all service members living in the state. The Installation Commanders Council is made up of the leadership from federal and state military installations. Over the past two years, conference calls and in-person meetings have helped Mississippi National Guard, reserve and active duty commanders develop stronger working relationships.
  • Force generating military training leaders at Keesler inspire future force

    A military training leader transitions graduates of the Air Force’s basic military training and equips them with a better understanding of the operational Air Force. MTLs are force generators and the first link in the chain of command for Airmen in technical training and they are responsible for shaping the future of the Air Force, every day.“We’re
  • 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 generations our families travelled together from our
  • Partnering together to reach new heights

    The Air Force continuously drives to find innovative ways to modernize and improve the force. Collaboration can stem innovation and expand knowledge, creating a consistent approach of improvement and advancement.Keesler and Mississippi State University developed a partnership earlier this year to enhance cyber capabilities.“Our goal is to share
  • Leadership through diversity

    Leadership can be defined as a process of social influence that maximizes the efforts of others towards the achievement of a goal. However, you can not define the correct way of finding it.Tech. Sgt. Marcos Garcia, 37th Training Wing Detachment 5 military training instructor, has found his own avenue to becoming a leader through his heritage.“My
  • 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
RSS