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Airmanship and Core Values

MISSION:  Motivate, Train, & Inspire the next generation of AIrmen with the foundation to deliver 21st Century Airpower

VISION:  Be the world’s unrivaled Basic Military Training institution

WHAT IS AN AIRMAN?  Air Force Doctrine Document 1-1 defines "airman" as "any US Air Force member (officer or enlisted, active, reserve, or guard, along with Department of the Air Force civilians) who supports and defends the US Constitution and serves our country. Air Force Airmen are those people who formally belong to the US Air Force and employ or support some aspect of the US Air Force's air and space power capabilities. An Airman is any person who understands and appreciates the full range of air and space power capabilities and can employ or support some aspect of air and space power capabilities."

BMT GRADUATION EVENTS SUSPENDED

To help reduce potential spread of COVID-19, guests are no longer allowed to attend Basic Military Training graduation ceremonies in person.

However, BMT graduations are now live streamed on the USAF BMT Facebook page every Thursday at 9 a.m. at https://www.facebook.com/USAFBMT

“Each year, about 40,000 Airmen march across the parade field with up to 7,000 family members in attendance each week for the momentous occasion,” Maj. Gen. Andrea Tullos, 2nd Air Force commander, said.  “Gatherings of this size increase the possibility that the virus could be transmitted to our training population.  We realize families want to show support to their loved ones and they will be disappointed they can’t participate in the graduation events, but we have a responsibility to protect not only our Airmen but those citizens they will come in contact with as they travel to their follow-on training locations.”

JBSA officials will continue to monitor and discuss the situation with medical experts to determine when guest attendance at graduation events will resume.

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This past Saturday we had nearly 100 volunteers come out to Ocean Springs to pick up trash around the city! This initiative is part of the Ocean Springs Community Cleanup Day to help beautify the city. #trashtag
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Come out to the Women's Equality Day Panel at the Sablich Center Auditorium from 1400-1530!
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Come check out the Women's Equality Day Panel on August 26 from 2-3:30 PM at the Sablich Auditorium.
Check out the first episode of our #resilience video series. Hear the story of Senior Airman Kemayou and how he overcame his personal obstacles. #YoureNotAlone
Come on out to the Air Force Ball!
Let's give Sgt. Rene’ Rivera from the Keesler Marine Detachment a shout-out for being chosen as Warrior of the Week during this week's staff meeting! Rivera was recognized for exemplary performance of his duties and level of professionalism while serving as a formal schools instructor for the calibration technician course. He provides instruction to more than 30 entry-level Marines a year on basic electronics and troubleshooting skills for test, measurement and diagnostic equipment all while providing mentorship throughout the course. He recently coordinated the establishment of a Knowledge Resource Center filled with over 10 network computers in the student barracks to help lower student attrition rate. Rivera serves as the Keesler Marine Detachment Color Sergeant managing the Color Guard for all formal ceremonies and was also recently selected as the MARDET Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter.
We are starting a video series about #resilience that we will be posting throughout fall and winter where people from Keesler will be sharing their stories of overcoming their personal obstacles. #YoureNotAlone.
Wonder what is going on around Keesler AFB? Have concerns or questions? Query the Colonel is a video series where Colonel Blackwell, Wing Commander for Keesler AFB, answers airmens' questions and concerns on things happening around Keesler. Check back in every 2 weeks for a new episode! In this episode of Query The Colonel, Col Blackwell and CMSgt Pizzuto talk about how everyone's voice matters and can change things, like the menu at the DFAC. Got questions? Email us at 81trw.pa@us.af.mil or leave a comment below.
Do you have health concerns about mold? Follow these steps: 1. Call the Appointment Line (228-376-2550) to see your provider. 2. Complete the Mold Exposure Questionnaire during your visit. 3. Specify where on base you are having these issues (i.e., Housing, Bryan/Jones Hall, Dorms, etc). 4. Give consent to notify appropriate agencies to address your concerns. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact Public Health at 228-376-3163.
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