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Air Education and Training Command News

  • Fighting more than just fire

    KEESLER AIR FORCE, Miss. -- Every year, the Keesler Fire Department responds to over 800 emergencies on or around Keesler. From fires, medical emergencies or aircraft issues, the fire department has embraced their mission to keep Keesler safe.“We operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365

  • Memorial Day on the Gulf Coast

    KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Native of Greenwood, Mississippi, 2nd Lt. Samuel Reeves Keesler, Jr., enlisted in the Army Air Service entering World War I.He trained as an aerial observer, gunner and artillery fire controller and provided air support for the U.S. troops. After taking heavy gunfire

  • SAPR: Cultivating a culture of dignity, respect

    KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss.-- “Protecting our people protects our mission,” said Glen Popejoy, 81st Training Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response manager. “We implement a sexual assault prevention program through the use of prevention training that focuses on consent, awareness,

  • Chief Bruce: Mentor for the next generation

    KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- To spread his knowledge as a mentor and his experience as a leader, Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Bruce, 16th Air Force command chief, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, held a briefing with Keesler personnel at Stennis Hall on March 25.A variety of Airmen were

  • Inspiring the next generation of female leaders

    KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss.-- From combat pilots to various positions around the Air Force, women have proven their capabilities as leaders and demonstrated their importance to the mission. Keesler is celebrating outstanding women and their contributions to making the Air and Space Forces a more

  • Partnering together to reach new heights

    The Air Force continuously drives to find innovative ways to modernize and improve the force. Collaboration can stem innovation and expand knowledge, creating a consistent approach of improvement and advancement.Keesler and Mississippi State University developed a partnership earlier this year to

  • D2T2 PACs a punch at Air Force training

    The 81st Training Group initiated the Direct to Duty Technical Training program earlier this year to test the attainability of training Airmen at their assigned base, skipping the costly and timely process of technical training school.The trial tested the possibility of sending Airmen from basic

  • D2T2 PACs a punch at Air Force training

    The 81st Training Group at Keesler AFB, Miss., initiated the Direct to Duty Technical Training program earlier this year to test the attainability of training Airmen at their assigned base, skipping the costly and timely process of technical training school.

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