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Keesler Air Force Base Wins Innovation Award Keesler Wins AETC innovation award for mission accomplishment
The 81st Training Wing won the 2017 Continuum of Learning Innovation Challenge Award in the Mission Accomplishment Category during the Air Education and Training Command Senior Leader Conference, March 19-21.
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NCOA: Developing Enlisted Leaders Mathies NCOA: Developing enlisted leaders
More than 750 NCOs walk through the double doors of the Mathies NCO Academy on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, every year. After six weeks, they walk out ready to make their Air Force a better, more capable organization.The mission of the MNCOA is to educate NCOs to manage and lead innovative Airmen.This is a charge that Chief Master Sgt.
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Keesler Air Force Base Honor Guard members practice flag folding procedures before a funeral ceremony Oct. 26, 2017, at the Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, Mississippi. The mission of the Keesler Air Force Base Honor Guard is to represent the Air Force by providing military honors at the request of families for fallen military members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Suzanna Plotnikov) Honor guard brings new perspective for Airman
Some people see the honor guard when they’re performing their duties; attending funerals, parades, presenting colors and firing their rifles. They may not know what goes on behind the scenes, or what goes on in their minds.For Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Graham, Keesler Air Force Base Honor Guard Delta Flight NCO in charge, honor guard, a year-long
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Master Sgt. Joshua Anderson, 81st Training Support Squadron Military Training Leader School instructor supervisor, and members of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Keesler bow their heads in prayer during the CNATTU Keesler Chief Petty Officer Pinning Ceremony at the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Facility Sept. 15, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The six-week long Navy Chief Petty Officer Courses held at Keesler and the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport, Mississippi included four Air Force members, which is the first time Keesler Air Force members have gone through this process. The course is meant to enhance leadership skills and to strengthen the Navy-Air Force enlisted leadership relationship on Keesler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Airmen recognized as honorary CPOs
Four Airmen completed the Navy’s Chief Petty Officers’ 365 Phase II Training Sept. 15 and were accepted into the Chief Petty Officers’ Mess. The training enhances leadership and communication skills with a heavy focus on team-building exercises and physical training. Master Sgt. Joshua Anderson, 81st Training Support Squadron Military Training
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Members of the 81st Medical Group retrieve actors portraying victims from the scene during an active shooter exercise at the Arnold Medical Annex Sept. 21, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. An active duty Air Force member simulated opening fire at the Arnold Medical Annex and the Larcher Chapel in order to test the base's ability to respond to and recover from a mass casualty event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Active shooter exercise tests base’s response
Airmen from the 81st Training Wing experienced an active shooter exercise here Sept. 22. The exercise was designed to simulate the chaotic nature of a disgruntled person entering a facility on base and opening fire.  “For the exercise we wanted to test the base’s ability to respond to an active shooter,” said William Mays, 81st Training Wing
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