Symposium empowers Airmen

A discussion panel answers questions during the Airmen Building Airmen Symposium at the Welch Theater at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 6, 2018. The symposium also included a guest speaker and a video. The symposium was held to empower Airmen and help them understand the impact they have on the future of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Suzie Plotnikov)

A discussion panel answers questions during the Airmen Building Airmen Symposium at the Welch Theater at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 6, 2018. The symposium also included a guest speaker and a video. The symposium was held to empower Airmen and help them understand the impact they have on the future of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Suzie Plotnikov)

Keesler Airmen attend the Airmen Building Airmen Symposium at the Welch Theater at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 6, 2018. The symposium included a guest speaker, a question and answer panel and a video. The symposium was held to empower Airmen and help them understand the impact they have on the future of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Suzie Plotnikov)

Keesler Airmen attend the Airmen Building Airmen Symposium at the Welch Theater at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 6, 2018. The symposium included a guest speaker, a question and answer panel and a video. The symposium was held to empower Airmen and help them understand the impact they have on the future of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Suzie Plotnikov)

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Tiffany Patterson, 81st Force Support Squadron career assistance advisor, speaks to Airmen during the Airmen Building Airmen Symposium at the Welch Theater at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 6, 2018. The symposium also included a question and answer panel and a video. The symposium was held to empower Airmen and help them understand the impact they have on the future of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Suzie Plotnikov)

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Tiffany Patterson, 81st Force Support Squadron career assistance advisor, speaks to Airmen during the Airmen Building Airmen Symposium at the Welch Theater at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 6, 2018. The symposium also included a question and answer panel and a video. The symposium was held to empower Airmen and help them understand the impact they have on the future of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Suzie Plotnikov)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jason Burdett, 81st Security Forces Squadron first sergeant, answers a question during the question and answer portion of the Airmen Building Airmen Symposium at the Welch Theater at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 6, 2018. The symposium also included a guest speaker and a video. The symposium was held to empower Airmen and help them understand the impact they have on the future of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Suzie Plotnikov)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jason Burdett, 81st Security Forces Squadron first sergeant, answers a question during the question and answer portion of the Airmen Building Airmen Symposium at the Welch Theater at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 6, 2018. The symposium also included a guest speaker and a video. The symposium was held to empower Airmen and help them understand the impact they have on the future of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Suzie Plotnikov)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --