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Air Education and Training Command News

  • Air Force Aid Society establishes nationwide relief fund

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Air Force Aid Society has established a nationwide relief fund to help those Air Force families affected by the hurricane. Donations to the AFAS Hurricane Relief Fund will be accepted directly from individuals, corporations and organizations, both military

  • Little Rock AFB Airmen, C-130's vital to saving lives

    Two 50th Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules crews from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., and Airmen from the 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., landed here Sept. 3 to relocate sick and injured patients devastated after Hurricane Katrina. The Joint Task Force

  • AFRS seeking delayed entry program members impacted by Hurricane Katrina

    Air Force Recruiting Service is seeking contact from members of the delayed entry program who have been impacted by any of the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Those impacted may contact the Air Force at (210) 671-2951 between the hours of 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. After normal business

  • Couple wed outside Keesler shelter

    Five days after Hurricane Katrina dramatically changed many lives in the Mississippi Gulf Coast region, two Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., members began a new chapter in their own lives. Tech. Sgt. Daniel McMullen, 335th Training Squadron, and his girlfriend of three years, LaVerne Hawkins,

  • Altus AFB, Jackson County DHS send supplies to Gulf Coast hurricane victims

    Employees and family members of the Jackson County Department of Human Services delivered three tons of supplies to Altus Air Force Base logistics teams Saturday morning to be airlifted to victims of Hurricane Katrina. DHS director Rick Steen said the agency's workers came to a quick consensus that

  • Civil engineers use 'dominator' for rescue

    Noah's Ark came to Keesler disguised as a big blue vacuum truck during Hurricane Katrina. While preparing for the Aug. 29 storm, Keesler's 81st Civil Engineer Squadron loaded the tank of the "Dominator" with water to ballast the vehicle so it wouldn't be swept away by the anticipated flood waters.

  • Defense secretary, generals tour Keesler

    The military's highest-ranking officials leading Hurricane Katrina relief efforts toured Keesler Air Force Base Sept. 4 and personally delivered reassuring words to the storm-battered base's troops and family members. The visiting delegation, led by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, included