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Maj. Gen. Edmondson assumes command of 2nd Air Force
August 2, 2021
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, presents the guidon to Maj. Gen. Michele Edmondson, Second Air Force commander, during the Second Air Force change of command ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 30, 2021. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next. Edmondson took command of the Second Air Force from Maj. Gen. Andrea Tullos. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Here we go again: 403rd Wing evacuates aircraft to Texas
September 14, 2020
U.S. Air Force C-130Js from the 403rd Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, arrive Sept. 13, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Boyd's rite of passage, history as greatest instrument of learning
September 2, 2020
Gary W. Boyd, Air Education and Training Command historian, reads through documents of the formation of Randolph Field July 28, 2020 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. A respected researcher and writer of history, Boyd has lived through several significant periods of history—all of which he believes has determined our present and shapes our future.

Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass named 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
June 19, 2020
Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass was selected June 19 to become the 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, becoming the first woman in history to serve as the highest ranking noncommissioned member of a U.S. military service.

Flight prepares future Airmen for Basic Military Training
June 11, 2020
Master Sgt. Kenneth Veazey, 403rd Wing Development and Training Flight chief, poses for a photo with his trainees Feb. 9 at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Veazey prepares approximately 55 trainees during the monthly Unit Training Assembly for the Air Force’s Basic Military Training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Carranza)

Feasibility of secondary Air Force BMT location proven; COVID-19 surge operations begin June 2
May 26, 2020
Airmen lay on ground firing weapons

First Airmen graduate BMT proof of concept at Keesler Air Force Base
May 18, 2020
Military training instructors lead graduating Airmen onto the drill pad during the basic military training graduation ceremony at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 15, 2020. Nearly 60 Airmen from the 37th Training Wing Detachment 5 completed the six-week basic military training course. Due to safety concerns stemming from COVID-19, the Air Force sent new recruits to Keesler to demonstrate a proof of concept to generate the force at multiple locations during contingencies. The flight was the first to graduate BMT at Keesler since 1968. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

USECAF, CMSAF visit AETC to see adjusted training operations in response to COVID-19
April 23, 2020
individuals stand in a flying training squadron hallway

BMT proof of concept begins at Keesler Air Force Base
April 9, 2020
Photo of BMT

Air Force BMT adjusts schedules, locations to sustain mission readiness
March 27, 2020
Recruits social distancing