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  • 81st TRG holds CPI workshop to focus on innovation

    A Continuous Process Improvement workshop was held at Matero Hall on October 1 to discuss the 81st Training Group military training leaders roles and initiatives. MTLs and members from the 81st TRG reviewed current processes, shared best practices and identified ways to improve during the workshop. They collaborated to create a standardized action plan for future processes.
  • 403rd Wing evacuates aircraft to Texas in response to Tropical Storm Sally

    The Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing began relocating aircraft to locations in Texas, including Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Sept. 13, 2020 as Tropical Storm Sally makes its way towards the Gulf Coast.
  • Keesler officials present Gold Star Family ID cards at Cody Hall

    Family members of Capt. Howard Rudolph Cody received Gold Star Family ID cards here, and toured Cody Hall Sept. 2, 2020. Cody Hall was named in honor of Capt. Howard Rudolph Cody, a senior pilot who was killed in action in South Vietnam. The building hosts training for the 334th Training Squadron, providing critical command and control capabilities to the Air Force mission.
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  • Planning the fight

    KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- There are many moving parts that we don’t think about when it comes to accomplishing the 81st Training Wing’s mission. One of those moving parts is the 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron.The squadron is made up of five entities; transportation, supply, fuel, vehicle maintenance, and logistic plans.“It’s a phenomenal
  • Keesler develops First Term Officers Course

    A First Term Officers Course, the first course of its kind offered here for new officers, was held at the Professional Development Center here June 1-3. “I was first a part of introducing the FTOC at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona,” said Capt. Demitrice Steward, Second Air Force section commander. “We noticed the company grade officer tier was lacking and needed to be developed. They were starting off with their degrees and life experience, but didn’t know the military.”
  • The basic COVID experience

    One week before COVID-19 precautions were established in response to the world-wide pandemic, a new flight of trainees arrived for basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, March 10, 2020. “We had a normal week of basic training and then everything started to close down,” said Airman 1st Class Jina Smith, 81st Force Support Squadron customer support apprentice. “None of us really knew what was going on because we had no social media or television. It was just everything that the Military Training Instructors were telling us.”
  • Deploying pride in the mission

    A unit deployment manager is responsible for educating the unit on its expeditionary role, ensuring personnel and equipment are ready to deploy and support contingency operations required by their unit. The 81st Security Forces Squadron takes pride in Staff Sgt. Lane Sanchez, 81st SFS unit deployment manager, who coordinates unit deployments with the Air Expeditionary Force Center, Air Education and Training Command, Security Forces Contingency Branch.
  • Teaching comprehensive combat care

    Members of the 81st Medical Group have been training in new evidence based, life saving techniques and strategies to provide the best trauma care possible on the battlefield. The Tactical Combat Casualty Care training offers more hands-on training in a simulated deployed environment, initially taking place at the Naval Construction Battalion Center soccer field. The transportation of materials, mannequins and personnel to the center led to complications in scheduling, leading to the application for moving training to an unused facility.
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