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Air Education and Training Command News

  • Why I stay: Master Sgt. Jessica Martinez-Santana

    After a close run-in with the law at a young age, Master Sgt. Jessica Martinez-Santana, 81st Security Forces NCO in charge, changed her path in life after joining the Air Force. What solidified her decision to stay in was the impact she had on people.

  • Stepping up to the plate

    Taking responsibility, rising to the occasion, accepting a challenge and finding someone who steps up to the plate can be the difference between mission success or failure.Staff Sgt. Darren Weeks, 81st Communication Squadron client systems supervisor, was recently recognized for his dedication to

  • Miss Mississippi Base Tour

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Everhart, 815th Airlift Squadron pilot, describes the uses of the C-130 J Hercules used by the ‘Flying Jennies’ during a tour for Vivian O’Neal, Miss Mississippi 2023, at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Nov. 20, 2023. The Mississippi native toured Keesler to gain a

  • 81st SFS trains with K-9 Diesel

    81st Security Forces Squadron members and their canines are seen at the gates and all over base, ensuring they remain at the top of their game.The training that happens behind the kennel gates, however, is arguably the most important of all.

  • Why I stay: Tech. Sgt. Andrew Noble

    Tech. Sgt. Andrew Noble, 81st Training Wing commander’s action group superintendent, continues serving in the Air Force for the same reason he joined, his family. Noble was initially hesitant about signing the dotted line, but he knew he had to make a choice for the newfound parental

  • Keesler | 335th TRS forecasts training transformations

    The forecast for weather students in Keesler’s 335th Training Squadron is clear, thanks to efforts by their instructors.The 335th TRS is syncing weather training with Second Air Force and Air Education and Training Command’s lines of effort by incorporating digital tablets into weather training

  • Keesler | Four-legged fighter retires from 81st SFS

    One of Team Keesler’s most beloved Defenders was retired from the 81st Security Forces Squadron at a ceremony on Aug. 25, 2023.Military Working Dog Gamma has supported the mission of the 81st SFS for the past six years.

  • Kessler | Louisiana Civil Air Patrol Encampment

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Anthony Seretis, 81st Security Forces Squadron military working dog trainer, runs from Victor, 81st SFS military working dog during a demonstration for the Louisiana Civil Air Patrol Encampment at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 23, 2023. More than 50 cadets