Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Keesler in running for school

Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, are candidate bases for the Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) and Air Liaison Officer (ALO) School. Recent and current operations have created an increase in demand for TACPs to support Army units. The current TACP/ALO School at Hurlburt Field, Fla., lacks adequate facilities and ranges to train the required number of TACP airmen. Both bases will be evaluated and officials expect to announce the preferred location this summer. The final decision will be made after environmental impacts are analyzed. (Source: AFNS, 05/15/12) Keesler is home of the Air Force's technical training schools, including cybersecurity.