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  • A new direction in Air Force training

    During these times of uncertainty and instability, training new Airmen is necessary to accomplish the Air Force mission. The 81st Training Wing is aiming to produce Airmen faster and more efficiently with the new Direct to Duty Technical Training program.This new program would send Airmen to their duty station after graduating Basic Military
  • Courageous Conversations: affecting the grass around our feet

    Keesler Air Force Base has recently launched a series of panels titled Courageous Conversation that contain a diverse group of panel members of different ranks and races. The panels have been established to develop racial consciousness, help uncover bias and identify other actions Keesler can take to create a culture of empowerment, diversity and
  • AFCEC visits Keesler for housing examination

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center at Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland, Texas, visited Keesler in June to examine and assess the quality of privatized housing on base.AFCEC has been visiting Air Force bases to ensure military members and their families residing in base privatized housing are having their needs met.“Our goal is to examine and
  • 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
  • First Airmen graduate BMT proof of concept at Keesler

    For the first time since 1968, a flight of nearly 60 Airmen graduated U.S. Air Force basic military training outside of Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. A flight of nearly 60 Airmen from the 37th Training Wing Detachment 5 marched across the Levitow Training Support Facility drill pad here May 15. ​ Due to safety concerns stemming from COVID-19, the Air Force sent new recruits to Keesler to demonstrate a proof of concept to generate the force at multiple locations during contingencies.
  • 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 readiness through online classes

     Following the effects of COVID-19, the 81st Training Group has taken measures to ensure safety among Airmen while also executing its crucial mission.The 336th Training Squadron initiated online classes for multiple courses within the squadron using electronic platforms such as Blackboard, which allows them to communicate and interact with the
  • 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
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