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  • Marine serves as an example

    “I made a decision about 20 years ago to step foot on the yellow footprints on Paris Island, South Carolina,” said Master Sgt. Herman Kruppa, Keesler Marine Detachment Meteorological Oceanographic Analyst Forecaster Course curriculum developer. “Deciding to join the Marine Corps was one of the best

  • 77-year-old ATC instructor returns to guide new Airmen

    “The way I grew up, college wasn’t pushed like it is now because there were a lot of jobs,” said Jim Bailey, 334th Training Squadron air traffic control instructor. “People took those jobs and stayed until they retired, but I went into the military because I wanted to. I thought it was cool.”Bailey

  • Air Force officials announce tour length changes

    After listening to feedback from Airmen and career field managers, Air Force officials are reducing targeted special duty and instructor tour lengths to create a more ready and resilient force.The tour length reduction from four to three years for military training instructors, military training

  • MTL school: developing stronger, better leaders

    The Military Training Leader course, here, is responsible for training approximately 120 MTLs per year. Those MTLs are then responsible for training approximately 30,000 Airmen in 49 different locations that fall under Air Education and Training Command.Over the years, the MTL course has undergone

  • Command Chief for a Day: SSgt Eric Dasher

    (This interview is Part 1 of an open-ended series featuring members of Team Keesler selected for the Command Chief for a Day program.) Chief Master Vegas Clark, 81st Training Wing command chief, started a new program called Command Chief for a Day at Keesler highlighting outstanding enlisted

  • MTL course develops new curriculum

    The Air Force’s only Military Training Leader Course is doubling from a two-week to a four-week class to provide graduates with a more robust skill-set beginning Oct. 24, 2016. “We’re providing our new MTLs great leadership training with this revamped curriculum,” said Mullen. “We’re excited and