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  • Beating the odds: Keesler senior technician perseveres, has fun along the way

    (This feature is part of a series that focuses on an exceptional member of Team Keesler who excels in their job despite the adversities they've faced.)Sometimes, life is simple.In April 1978, 16-year-old John Dockens had finished painting his local church with friends and decided to go to the local swimming hole to clean up and enjoy the afternoon,
  • Lackland NCO helps AF capture Armed Forces softball title

    After failing to win a title since 2011, a Joint Base San Antonio Airman was instrumental in helping the Air Force capture the Armed Forces Women's Softball Championship title last month at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lyndsay Moen, a native of Sherwood, Arkansas, and diet therapist with the 59th Medical Wing, was one of only 15
  • Energy Action Month: Lackland medical wing strives to conserve energy, sustain mission

    October has been deemed Energy Action Month across the Department of Defense. Energy conservation is an important priority for our nation, the United States Air Force and Joint Base San Antonio.As an important member of JBSA, the 59th Medical Wing must continue to do its part to conserve energy while sustaining its mission. Every staff member
  • Energy Action Month: Maxwell major expels energy to conserve

    The 2014 Air Force Energy Action Campaign theme, "I Am Air Force Energy," charges Airmen across the Air Force to stand up and take ownership of energy conservation.While some might make a more concerted effort to turn off light switches or unplug unused electronics, one Maxwell field grade officer applies it to his morning commute.For more than two
  • Keesler civilian shows resiliency against all odds

    (This feature is part of a series that focuses on an exceptional member of Team Keesler who excels in their job despite the adversities they've faced.)He was the victim of a mountaintop helicopter crash in Colorado while on a skiing trip with three of his friends. William "Billy" Harrison said it was a wind shear that caught the helicopter and
  • Lackland sergeant to chase All-AF Men's Basketball Team dream

    A self-described quiet person, Staff Sgt. Artis Gandy, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center administrator, feels like a different person once his size 12 sneakers hit the floor.This staff sergeant describes the basketball court as his safe heaven - an area where he doesn't think about anything else."I am very passionate about the game," he said.
  • Education with Industry program takes JBSA Airmen on unique journey

    Thirty-eight officers and civilians selected for the "best kept secret" in the Air Force started their 10-month journey Sept. 2."[Education with Industry] is a 10-month program used to send competitively selected officers and civilians to work in selected companies and organizations so that they can learn industry best practices," said Capt. Philip
  • Keesler Airmen triumph at AF Marathon, contribute to charity

    It's no small feat to run a marathon. Comprising of an impressive 26.2 miles, marathons aren't for the faint of heart. Weeks and weeks of training, altered sleeping and eating habits and stress on the body all culminate in a king-sized run many will never even consider taking on.Senior Airman Martin Githui, Staff Sgt. Thomas Hutchins and Master
  • Wounded warrior overcomes adversity, now competing in 2014 Warrior Games

    "I have gone on multiple deployments, defeated the Taliban; I never thought another American would do this to me," said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Seth Pena.Pena, a highly-decorated tactical air control party member (who is noted for calling in coordinated close support air strikes that killed up to 70 Taliban members in one fight) , sat down with a
  • Maxwell NCO continues to serve after amputation

    (U.S. Air Force video by Airman 1st Class Robert Dantzler) His sons say he has a robot leg, the doctors and nurses call it a prosthetic, but to him, it's what has allowed him to overcome the odds and continue doing what he loves. The air traffic controller was enjoying a typical day off in late October 2013, when a fateful decision took his leg and
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Happy #EarthDay! We'd like to say congratulations to Eglin Air Force Base for winning the "Natural Resources Conservation, Large Installation" award for The 2019 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards! #TeamEglin's hard work to protect the earth pays off in more than just awards but also in keeping our community healthy. Thank you, U.S. Secretary of Defense!
Do you have plans THIS Friday? Come out to King Hangar on Eglin Air Force Base for the 2019 Team Eglin Load Competition. Watch the top 3 load crews from the 33rd Fighter Wing and the 96th Test Wing compete to find out who is the best. For more information, contact 33 MXG Weapons Standardization at (850) 882-1157 or (850) 883-5895. #LoadToad #Weapons
Fire in the hole! Our very own Col. Moga experienced the explosive side of the 96th Civil Engineer Squadron. Col. Moga toured the squadron alongside EOD members as part of an immersion program where he interacted with #Airmen and conducted exercises with various explosive devices. This is how we end our Fridays, how do you end yours?
A little rain never stopped our #Nomads! Children of the #DoolittleRaiders toured Eglin Air Force Base today and stopped by our own #33FW Saylor hangar. Saylor hangar was named after Ret. Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, a crew chief for the Doolittle Raiders whose quick thinking and determination made sure the 16th #aircraft was up and running in time! Our #Airmen were honored to show these families the dedication plaque, history in the unit building, and finally an up close look at the F-35A Lightning II inside the hangar.
Join the livestream and watch the Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole memorial ceremony. #DoolittleRaider
Maj. Gen. Doherty, the 19th Air Force commander visited our Doghouse this week! Doherty met with leaders from Tyndall Air Force Base recently to get an up close look at the facilities affected by #HurricaneMichael. Such as, our very own 337th Air Control Squadron (aka the doghouse).
#DYK that April is #AlcoholAwarenessMonth? Here are a few important facts to keep in mind this month.
After 103 years of inspiring #Airmen we prepare to say a final goodbye to Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" E. Cole. Thank you for your service, sir. Watch live as we celebrate and honor this true American Hero, Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm CST
#ICYMI Here's a look at our #Nomads at the SUN 'n FUN air show. Thank you to the Lakeland, Florida community for supporting us and coming out to hear about the capabilities of the #F35.
Though we may not be blood related, Happy #NationalSiblingsDay to our brothers and sisters in arms! #OneTeamOneFight U.S. Army U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Navy
We join the nation in saying farewell to an #AirForce legend. Lt Col Richard “Dick” Cole passed away after an amazing 103 years of life. Thank you for your courage and paving the way. We will never forget. 🇺🇸 #DoolittleRaider
The storms have finally passed SUN 'n FUN this season but the lightning definitely left a mark! Some of our #Nomads spent the weekend spreading their knowledge about the #F35 A Lightning II and having a little fun. Even if you couldn't visit, now you can see the best moments from the event!
In honor of #NationalFormerPrisonerofWarRecognitionDay, we remember and honor our POWs for their service and dedication to our country. Here is one of many POW stories, where we can see bravery at its fullest.
We had a special guest visit us at SUN 'n FUN to talk with our own Maj. Matt “Fitty” Tucker! Check out Maj. Tucker’s conversation with Steph Stricklen!
It’s our last day at SUN 'n FUN! Be sure to stop by and say hello to our #Nomads before we head out! (Courtesy Photo)
Hello SUN 'n FUN! Don’t worry if you didn’t catch us landing because we’ll be here all weekend! #SNF19
Our #Nomads sure know how to end a week with a big BANG! #Airmen from the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron battled it out at the 1st Quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition. Check out some highlights from today!
A very special #ThunderbirdThursday indeed. We’ll never forget you Cajun and the amazing things you did for our Nomads.