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  • 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
  • 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
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