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Air Education and Training Command News

  • Tyndall's CS reengineers, moves functions to AETC

    The 325th Communications Squadron is scheduled to relocate nearly half its network control center functions and about a third of its personnel to the Air Education and Training Command headquarters at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, beginning Sept. 1. The move is in response to an Air Force-wide

  • Keesler Continues to Shelter

    The base has survived a direct hit by Katrina, a Category 4 hurricane, however, initial assessment shows extensive damage to the industrial and housing areas. Brig Gen William Lord, the 81st Training Wing Commander has determined that the damage is severe enough that Keesler personnel who sheltered

  • President Bush visits Luke

    Air Force One touched down here Aug. 29, offering a unique opportunity for more than 200 Airmen to see President George W. Bush. The president and first lady Laura Bush arrived at 9:35 a.m. and were met by several distinguished guests including Sen. Jon Kyl, Sen. John McCain, Gov. Janet Napolitano

  • Airmen evacuate to Little Rock

    Airmen and C-21s from the 81st Training Wing at Keesler AFB, Miss. and C-130s from the 16th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Fla., sought refuge at Little Rock Air Force Base as Hurricane Katrina inched its way toward the Gulf Coast. The aircraft from Keesler and Hurlburt Field started

  • Hurricane Katrina patients brought to Wilford Hall

    Medical personnel from Wilford Hall Medical Center left Kelly Field here Aug. 30 to help evacuate patients from the Gulf Coast area hit by Hurricane Katrina Aug. 29. Three critical care teams and one obstetrics team departed in a C-130 Hercules for Keesler AFB, Miss. They request for help came in

  • Tyndall assesses damage from Katrina

    The 325th Civil Engineer Squadron estimated $94,000 worth of damage to Tyndall's base facilities following Hurricane Katrina. The 325th Civil Engineer Squadron assessed the damage following the Aug. 29 storm. The estimate is based on an initial 24-hour visual assessment of the external areas of the

  • Keesler begins recovery operations

    Base officials started assessment and recovery operations Aug. 30 after Hurricane Katrina hit the base Aug. 29. "Initial reports showed drastic damage to the industrial and housing areas," said Maj Ray Mottley, 81st Civil Engineer Squadron commander. "Approximately 50 percent of the base was

  • Wilford Hall Commander selected for AMSUS award

    Brig. Gen. (Dr.) David G. Young III, 59th Medical Wing commander, has been selected to receive the 2005 John D. Chase Award for Physician Executive Excellence. The Association of Military Surgeons of the United States annual award is presented to a physician in the Army, Navy, Air Force, U.S. Public

  • Mail service to Keesler AFB suspended

    The United States Postal Service has announced a suspension of express mail service, and standard and periodicals mail acceptance - from any source - to several ZIP Codes in the gulf coast region struck by Hurricane Katrina, including Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The emergency actions have been