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  • Following a legacy of valor

    In June of 2007, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agent Ryan Balmer, died when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in Kirkuk, Iraq. His son, Airman Joshua Balmer, 737th Training Group basic military training graduate, followed in his father’s footsteps and

  • 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

  • EOC displays one team one fight mentality in response to COVID-19

    There’s a room in Wolfe Hall at Keesler Air Force Base that sits empty most days. Well, it used to sit empty until now.This room, the Emergency Operations Center, acts as the central hub of information whenever an incident or an exercise occurs on base.“Our main role is to help and assist the

  • Students get their game on

     “Gaming is a great way to build relationships and connect people,” said Chaplain (Capt.) R. Shaughn Casey, 81st Training Group chaplain. “Establishing positive and healthy relationships within our Airmen is important. They understand each other and what they are all going through. From interacting

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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