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  • Senior Air Force, Army officers outline practices protecting recruits from coronavirus

    Air Force Maj. Gen. Andrea D. Tullos, commander, Second Air Force, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, and Army Maj. Gen. Lonnie G. Hibbard told reporters during a virtual news conference from the Pentagon that training goals are being met and that, to date, only about 2% of the tens of thousands of recruits who cycle through the two service’s training facilities have tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass named 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

    In selecting Bass, incoming Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown said Bass brings skills, temperament and experience that the job requires and an outlook on leadership that meshes with his own.
  • Feasibility of secondary Air Force BMT location proven; COVID-19 surge operations to begin June 2

    Air Force officials announced that, beginning June 2, the service will continue to hold basic military training at Keesler AFB, Mississippi, as a secondary location until the end of COVID-19 surge operations. The decision to stand up initial operating capability under 37th Training Wing comes after a successful proof of concept trial run.
  • 2nd AF welcomes Tullos, bids farewell to Leahy

    Maj. Gen. Andrea Tullos assumed command of Second Air Force from Maj. Gen. Timothy Leahy during a change of command ceremony, here, August 29. Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, presided over the ceremony and spoke to Second Air Force Airmen and local civic leaders about the many accomplishments Leahy had during his career and how his life will change as he moves into retirement.
  • A dark night leads to a bright career

    It was a zero illumination night in a Pave Low helicopter above the New Mexico desert when two pilots experienced a malfunction in their flight controls during a training mission. Normally, protocol is to land immediately. Due to the unique circumstances of that night, the flight crew hesitated to do so. “We didn’t know what the area below us
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