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Keesler Fishbowl Student Ministry Center members receive the 2017 Military Group Volunteer of the Year award during the 34th Annual Biloxi Volunteer Recognition Awards at the Frank Gruich Community Center Apr. 25, 2015, in Biloxi, Miss. The event is held each year to recognize military members and Biloxi citizens for volunteering in the local and on-base community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Richard Meuse) Volunteers get recognized by Biloxi mayor
Keesler Fishbowl Student Ministry Center members receive the 2017 Military Group Volunteer of the Year award during the 34th Annual Biloxi Volunteer Recognition Awards at the Frank Gruich Community Center Apr. 25, 2015, in Biloxi, Miss. The event is held each year to recognize military members and Biloxi citizens for volunteering in the local and
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Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, briefs Airmen Leadership School students inside the heritage room April 21, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. She visits every ALS class to brief the importance of fulfilling a leadership role. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Edmondson talks leadership with future supervisors
Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, briefs Airmen Leadership School students inside the heritage room April 21, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. She visits every ALS class to brief the importance of fulfilling a leadership role. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Child abuse prevention safety pins sit on display in the base exchange April 21, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The family advocacy staff manned a booth with hand-outs and reading material about child abuse prevention for Keesler personnel in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Family advocacy staff honors Child Abuse Awareness Month
Child abuse prevention safety pins sit on display in the base exchange April 21, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The family advocacy staff manned a booth with hand-outs and reading material about child abuse prevention for Keesler personnel in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Pencils made from recycled materials sit on display at an Earth Day booth in the base exchange April 21, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The base operations support energy program and environmental office staffs set-up a booth with hand-outs and reading material about recycling and environmental sustainability for Keesler personnel in recognition of Earth Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Dragons learn about making everyday Earth Day
Pencils made from recycled materials sit on display at an Earth Day booth in the base exchange April 21, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The base operations support energy program and environmental office staffs set-up a booth with hand-outs and reading material about recycling and environmental sustainability for Keesler personnel in
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Tech. Sgt. Glenn Davis, 335th Training Squadron personnel apprentice course NCO in charge, welcomes Airmen from the 81st Training Group to the Airmen Building Airmen Symposium at the Welch Theater April 21, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 652, sponsored the event designed to inspire young Airmen and help them develop their leadership skills.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Airmen build Airmen
Tech. Sgt. Glenn Davis, 335th Training Squadron personnel apprentice course NCO in charge, welcomes Airmen from the 81st Training Group to the Airmen Building Airmen Symposium at the Welch Theater April 21, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 652, sponsored the event designed to inspire young Airmen
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Tech. Sgt. Brian Teachout, 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron small air terminal NCO in charge, serves Airmen food at the Azalea Dining Facility April 11, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. He participated in the Command Chief for a Day program which highlights outstanding enlisted performers from around the wing. Each Airman selected for the program spends the day shadowing Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st Training Wing command chief, to learn what it takes to be a command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Command Chief for a Day: Tech. Sgt. Brian Teachout
(This interview is Part 4 of an open-ended series featuring members of Team Keesler selected for the Command Chief for a Day program.)   Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st Training Wing command chief, created a program called Command Chief for a Day at Keesler which highlights outstanding enlisted performers from around the 81st TRW.   Each Airman
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Members of the Keesler Top III executive council pose for a photo with Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st Training Wing command chief, after a meeting April 12, 2017, at the Bay Breeze Event Center on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Top III meetings take place the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. in the BBEC’s third floor Dragon’s Lair. Top III council works to better KAFB
Once a month senior enlisted Airmen from across the base gather to share ideas, engage with their peers and discuss ways to improve the installation.  This meeting of the minds happens the second Wednesday of the month during the Keesler Top III meetings at 3:30 p.m. in the Bay Breeze Event Center’s third floor Dragon’s Lair.  “We need you . . .
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A veteran lines up her shot during a shuffleboard competition during the 2016 National Veterans Golden Age Games in Detroit. The 2017 NVGAG will take place from May 7-11, 2017, in Biloxi, Miss. Credit: (Veterans Affairs photo)
Golden Age Games committee seeks volunteers
Coordinators of the 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games, the premier senior adaptive rehabilitation program, are looking for volunteers to assist veterans in various sporting events across the area May 7-11.  Veterans aged 55 or older from across the country who receive health care from the VA are able to compete in various sports like
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Default Air Force Logo VPC will not ship vehicles OCONUS with open recalls
Personnel shipping a vehicle overseas due to a permanent change of station move must resolve all recall notices prior to arriving at a vehicle processing center. Vehicle owners can check make and model recall notices by visiting https://vincl.safercar.gov/vin/.  Effective April 1, 2017, customers must provide documented proof that no open recalls
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First Lt. Clarissa Carruth, 81st Inpatient Operation Squadron clinical nurse, charts patient care April 5, 2017, at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Air Force Medical Service recognized Carruth as a Trusted Care Hero; someone who demonstrates the following values: duty to speak up, respect for people, zero harm and maximize value for the patient. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jenay Randolph) First Lt. Carruth: Keesler’s Trusted Care Hero
“My motto is, ‘if not me, then who else will’,” said 1st Lt. Clarissa Carruth, 81st Inpatient Operation Squadron clinical nurse. “I strive to continue to improve patient care practices and be a voice for the Airmen working the floor.” Carruth participated in the University of Portland Air Force ROTC program while obtaining her nursing degree in
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