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Lt. Milton Houseman, Biloxi Police Department Bomb Squad commander, talks about the capabilities of an F6A andros police robot to Keesler families during Operation Hero Oct. 14, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event was designed to help children better understand what their parents do when they deploy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Keesler families attend Operation Hero
Lt. Milton Houseman, Biloxi Police Department Bomb Squad commander, talks about the capabilities of an F6A andros police robot to Keesler families during Operation Hero Oct. 14, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event was designed to help children better understand what their parents do when they deploy. (U.S. Air Force photo by
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First Responder of the Year Always serving: Airman saves train accident victims
March 7, 2017, started out just like any normal work day at the 81st Security Forces Squadron, by Tech. Sgt. Matt Gormely’s account. A couple minutes after getting off his shift, his ordinary day turned into pure chaos filled with a panicking call for help over the police department radio from a Biloxi police officer.
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Keesler families collect gifts during the Keesler Fire Department open house at the fire station Oct. 14, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The open house was the concluding event to Fire Prevention Week. Throughout the week the Keesler Fire Department conducted random fire drills, toured various facilities with Sparky the Fire Dog, passed out fire safety information and fire hats for children and provided stove and fire extinguisher demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Fire Prevention Week closes with open house

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Dr. Andrew Johnson, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron doctor of physical therapy, briefs Lt. Col. Scott Pointer, 81st MSGS anesthesiology element lead, and Capt. Chris Fontimayor, 81st MSGS anesthetist, on physical therapy health benefits at the Physical and Occupational Therapy clinic open house Oct. 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event was held in celebration of National Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Month and housed several demonstrations to include dry needling, anti-gravity treadmill and power lifting techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre’ Askew) 81st MDG celebrates National Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Month
Dr. Andrew Johnson, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron doctor of physical therapy, briefs Lt. Col. Scott Pointer, 81st MSGS anesthesiology element lead, and Capt. Chris Fontimayor, 81st MSGS anesthetist, on physical therapy health benefits at the Physical and Occupational Therapy clinic open house Oct. 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base,
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Throughout October, the Keesler Energy Team will share innovative ideas in which Airmen and their families can make more energy-aware choices. (Courtesy photo) Less energy usage for more power
October is Energy Action Month across the federal government, and for the Air Force, it represents an opportunity to remind Keesler Airmen of the role energy plays in fulfilling the Air Force’s mission.  The Air Force theme this year, “Protect the Power,” calls on Airmen and the larger Air Force community to practice smarter, more efficient energy
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Second Lt. James Merritt, 335th Training Squadron student, delivers a mission and regional weather forecast to Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, 3rd Air Force commander, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, via a video teleconference at Stennis Hall Oct. 12, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Merritt, accompanied by fellow students, delivered the forecast as a training demonstration as well as a mentorship opportunity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Weather students brief 3rd AF commander
Weather students from the 335th Training Squadron had the rare opportunity to provide a weather brief to Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, 3rd Air Force Commander, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, using video teleconference Oct. 12. This was a unique training opportunity as well as a mentorship moment, said Tech. Sgt. Zachary Ferguson, 335th TRS instructor
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Staff Sgt. Victor Mancaruso, 85th Engineering Installation Squadron vehicle operator, secures a cargo container for a deployment to aid Puerto Rico at the 85th EIS Vehicle Operations building on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s land mobile radio communications infrastructure for first responders are in dire need of repair and the 85th EIS were requested by name to help get it back up and running. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Travis Beihl) 85th EIS deploys to Puerto Rico
Members from the 85th Engineering Installation Squadron deployed Oct. 13, from Savannah, Georgia, to aid Puerto Rico in Hurricane Maria relief.
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Tech. Sgt. Guillermo Gutierrez, 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron fleet management and analysis NCO in charge, briefs Airmen on how to install a propane kit Oct. 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Thirteen vehicles were selected to have propane kits installed as part of a year-long Defense Department study to determine the environmental effects of using propane instead of gasoline in vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Suzanna Plotnikov) 81st LRS takes action to conserve energy
Thirteen vehicles from the 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron were selected to have propane kits installed in December 2016, a first for Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.This was part of a year-long study to determine the environmental effects of using propane instead of gasoline in vehicles.Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, and Mountain Warfare
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Take command with TRICARE changes Take command with TRICARE changes: Enrollments shifting from fiscal to calendar year starting in January 2018
Starting Jan. 1, 2018, cost changes for TRICARE benefits transition from a fiscal year period to a calendar year period. Changing from fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30) to calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31) makes the TRICARE benefit consistent with civilian health plans. The change will largely affect those plans which have an enrollment fee and are currently billed by the fiscal year.
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Members of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber Leadership Gulf Coast pose for a group photo in front of a C-130 Super Hercules aircraft during a tour Oct. 11, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The program is designed to prepare the areas current and potential leaders for the future with the goal to create a communication network between present and emerging leaders dedicated to the improvement of the Mississippi Gulf Coast by attending a monthly session focused on industry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Emerging leaders visit Keesler
Members of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber Leadership Gulf Coast pose for a group photo in front of a C-130 Super Hercules aircraft during a tour Oct. 11, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The program is designed to prepare the areas current and potential leaders for the future with the goal to create a communication network between
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