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  • Teaching understanding through heritage

    Having a population built with diverse backgrounds affords countless opportunities for growth not only as a force, but as a nation. “Heritage is a foundation and with a strong foundation the ceiling can be however high you want it to be,” said Master Sgt. David Whiting, 81st Medical Group diagnostic imaging section chief and Sicangu Lakota Oyate Tribe member. “Native Americans have been through so much over the years and yet, we are still here. That is something I teach to my children and others, life will be tough and throw many things on your path, but yet, you can overcome it all.”
  • Purpose deriving from the heart

    “So many times, when I face adversity in my career, I would simply stop and think to myself ‘What would you do?’ That would be my compass and sound judgement on how to proceed. I love you Chief Master Sgt. Player.”This was one of the last text messages that a close family member sent to Senior Master Sgt. Jessica Player before taking his own
  • 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
  • Keesler diversifies high school students’ career choices

    Ten Mississippi gulf coast high schools participated in the fourth annual science, technology, engineering and mathematics diversity outreach day Sept. 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. here. The purpose of the event was to educate students on the opportunities the Air Force can provide and inspire them to pursue a STEM career in the service.
  • Pathways to Blue: Showcases AF careers to ROTC cadets

    Air Force ROTC cadet badge sits on the shoulder of a cadet attending a Pathways to Blue briefing April 8, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Pathways to Blue is a diversity and inclusion outreach event hosted by 2nd Air Force with the support of the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing. The event provided the 178 cadets who traveled here from
  • AF leaders announce latest diversity, inclusion initiatives

    In ongoing efforts to attract and retain the most innovative, skillful and strategically agile force today, Air Force senior leaders released the second memorandum to Airmen relaying new diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Pathways to Blue shows ROTC cadets the way

    More than 180 ROTC cadets representing 22 different colleges and universities along with 31 active duty enlisted members attended the second annual “Pathways to Blue” initiative hosted by 2nd Air Force at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. April 15-16.During the two-day event, cadets and airmen learned about job opportunities, toured different aircraft
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