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  • Establishing a foundation for first-term officers

    Developing the job and leadership skillsets of company grade officers was the ambition of Keesler’s First Term Officer Course when it was initiated in 2021. As the course evolves, it has continued to develop and establish a foundation for Keesler’s officers. “CGOs have not always been given the

  • 2021 Tax Filing Resources

    With the tax season approaching, here is a list of available resources for filing taxes at Keesler:Military OneSource – MilTaxMilTax is a suite of free tax services for the military community, including personalized support from tax consultants, easy-to-use tax preparation and e-filing software, and

  • A look back at 2021

    After a year of challenges from COVID-19 mitigation measures in 2020, 2021 presented the opportunity for Keesler to grow, connect and reach new heights together. Over the course of this year, the 81st Training Wing expanded the effectiveness of the training pipeline by introducing; the new

  • Fallen Warrior: Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter and Cpl. Jonathan Yale

    Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter and Cpl. Jonathan Yale served in the Sophia section of Ramadi, al Anbar, Iraq. While on duty, a truck rigged with explosives detonated, killing them both. The two died, but saved 150 of their Iraqi and American brothers-in-arms.Following investigation of the incident, a

  • Fallen Warrior: Edward McBride

    Edward McBride was born on December 20, 1930, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. After enlisting the Air Force Aviation Cadet Program in 1952, he commissioned to 2d Lt. and was awarded his pilot wings on June 16, 1953. McBride’s first duty location was at Itazuke Air Base, Japan. He next served with the

  • Fallen Warrior: SrA Taylor M. LaBrier

    Senior Airman Taylor M. LaBrier was born in Pensacola, Florida, and enlisted in the Army National Guard before transferring to the Air National Guard in 2014. LaBrier served as a radio and communication security repairer, primarily with the Springfield, Illinois-based 3637th Maintenance Company and

  • Art of flexibility, the key to resilience

    Jujutsu is a Japanese system of unarmed combat and physical training that emphasizes the art of flexibility, empowering users to take advantage of any obstacles that come their way.   Before he knew it, Dave Wilson, Heiwashinkai Jujutsu president, began his resilient journey to mastering the art of

  • Giving another breath of hope

    Two patients, each with metastatic lung cancer, were rushed to Keesler’s Operating Room, struggling to breathe with tumors constricting their airways.Maj. Derrell Nettlow, 81st Healthcare Operations Squadron Pulmonary critical care physician, was called to perform the Air Force’s first airway stent