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Hazelwood Resident Graduates From Air Force Academy

Keating with President Obama

Hazelwood resident Jeff Keating has graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado in commencement ceremonies held May 23. President Barack Obama, addressed the graduates, encouraging them as they go forward to serve their nation.

Keating was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.  Jeff’s bars were “pinned” by his two grandfathers, Florissant resident Ray Keating, who served in the Air Force, and Charles Moose of Baltimore, MD, who was a Navy pilot.

Jeff is a 2008 graduate of North County Christian School (NCCS) in Florissant. He received nominations to the Academy from United States Representative William Lacy Clay as well as from United States Senator Claire McCaskill.

Keating’s studies focused on computer science.  2nd Lieutenant Keating will report for pilot training later this year and hopes to one day fly some of the aircraft which his father and uncle help produce at Boeing in North County.

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