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Keesler Leadership

Col. Michele Edmondson Col. Michele Edmondson

Col. Michele Edmondson

81st Training Wing Commander
Col. C. Mike Smith Col. C. Mike Smith

Col. C. Mike Smith

81st Training Wing Vice Commander
Col. Todd Weyerstrass Col. Todd Weyerstrass

Col. Todd Weyerstrass

2nd Air Force Vice Commander
Chief Master Sgt. Farrell Thomas Chief Master Sgt. Farrell Thomas

Chief Master Sgt. Farrell Thomas

2nd Air Force Command Chief
Col. Amodeo Col. Amodeo

Col. Frank Amodeo

403rd Wing Commander
Col. Manion Col. Manion

Col. Michael Manion

403rd Wing Vice Commander
Chief Barnby Chief Barnby

Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Barnby

403rd Wing Command Chief
Col. Solomon Col. Solomon

Col. Scott Solomon

81st Training Group Commander
Col. Jeannine M. Ryder Col. Jeannine M. Ryder

Col. Jeannine M. Ryder

81st Medical Group Commander

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CMSgt Clark Chief Master Sgt. Vegas M. Clark

Chief Master Sergeant Vegas M. Clark is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 81st Training Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. As the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the second largest technical training wing in the Air Force, he serves as the senior enlisted advisor to the wing commander on all aspects related to the professional
9/09
2016
Col. Jeannine M. Ryder Col. Jeannine M. Ryder

Colonel Jeannine M. Ryder is the Commander, 81st Medical Group and Kessler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.  Colonel Ryder is also the senior market manager for TRICARE’s Gulf Coast Multi-Service Market, which includes five military medical facilities stretching from Mobile, Alabama to New Orleans, Louisiana.  Additionally, she
9/01
2016
Bio photo for Col. C. Mike Smith, 81st Training Wing vice commander. COL. C. MIKE SMITH

Colonel C. Mike Smith is the Vice Commander, 81st Training Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The 81st Training Wing provides technical training for officers, enlisted and civilians of the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves, as well as other Department of Defense agencies. Keesler's technical training includes numerous
7/27
2016
Col. Todd Weyerstrass was photographed in the Pentagon on July 21, 2015, Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi) Colonel Todd J. Weyerstrass

COLONEL TODD J. WEYERSTRASSColonel Todd J. Weyerstrass is the Vice Commander, Second Air Force, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Second Air Force oversees all operational aspects of Basic Military Training and technical training in Air Education and Training Command, instilling technical and warfighter skills in 150,000 graduates annually in
6/29
2016
Col. Scott Solomon Bio Photo Col. Scott Solomon

Colonel Scott E Solomon is the Commander, 81st Training Group, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. He commands the United States Air Force's second largest technical training group consisting of more than 4,000 officer, enlisted, and civilian personnel from all four Department of Defense services and international militaries. He leads 1,300
9/22
2015
Col. Michele Edmondson COLONEL MICHELE C. EDMONDSON

Colonel Michele C. Edmondson is the Commander, 81st Training Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. She commands 12,000 Airmen and civilians, providing technical training for officers, enlisted and civilians of the U. S. Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves as well as other Department of Defense agencies. The training covers numerous
7/08
2015
COLONEL MICHELE C. EDMONDSON

Colonel Michele C. Edmondson is the Commander, 81st Training Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. She commands 12,000 Airmen and civilians, providing technical training for officers, enlisted and civilians of the U. S. Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves as well as other Department of Defense agencies. The training covers numerous
7/01
2015
CMSgt Christopher L. Barnby Bio Photo CMSgt Christopher L. Barnby

Chief Master Sergeant Christopher L. Barnby is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 403rd Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The chief serves as the principle advisor to the commander on matters of health, welfare and morale, professional development, good order and discipline, and the effective employment of the wing's 1,400 enlisted
4/27
2015
Col. Michael W. Manion Bio Photo Col. Michael W. Manion

Colonel Michael W. Manion is the Vice Commander of the 403rd Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The 403rd Wing is the only Air Force Reserve C-130J Total Force Integrated flying unit in Mississippi. It is the largest tenant unit on Keesler AFB, with more than 1,700 reservists and 20 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. The
4/27
2015
Col. Frank L. Amodeo Bio Photo Col. Frank L. Amodeo

Colonel Frank L. Amodeo is Commander, 403rd Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. He commands the only Air Force Reserve C-130J Total Force Integrated flying unit in Mississippi and largest tenant unit on Keesler AFB, a wing of more than 1,700 reservists and 20 C130J Super Hercules aircraft. The wing's mission is to train,
4/27
2015
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