<![CDATA[Keesler Air Force Base Press Releases]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil en-US Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:47:02 GMT Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:47:02 GMT Air Force Link RSS Generator <![CDATA[BACK BAY OF BILOXI CLOSURE]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123442454
The Safety Zone will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on each of those days. During this time, transiting will be allowed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., but anchoring will be prohibited. From 2-4 p.m., transiting and anchoring are both prohibited. The Coast Guard and other marine agencies will be posted around the area to escort any watercraft outside of the restricted area during this time.
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81trw-pa1@keesler.af.mil (150301) http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123442454 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Second Air Force change of command]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123416220
Second Air Force, headquartered in Biloxi, is responsible for conducting basic military and non-flying technical training for the Air Force, joint and coalition enlisted members and support officers. The command provides training in more than 390 Air Force specialties through 1,900 courses graduating 150,000 students annually. Second Air Force includes four training wings, a training group and more than 103 field training units around the world.
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81trw-pa1@keesler.af.mil (020614) http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123416220 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:03:00 EST
<![CDATA[4th of July Beach Bash]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123415763 Keesler celebrates 4th of July with Beach Bash. The event will take place July 4 at 4 p.m. on the beach off of Beach Blvd between White Ave and Morrison Ave.

The celebration will include music, games and contests for Keesler personnel and their family members.

Volunteers will set up on the beach from 8:15 until 10 a.m.

Any media interested in covering this event and in celebrating 4th of July with Keesler AFB Airmen please contact TSgt Kimberly Moore at (228) 377-2783.
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81trw-pa1@keesler.af.mil (140605) http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123415763 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:19:00 EST
<![CDATA[Lt. Dan Band concert venue changed due to inclement weather, no longer open to public]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123406113 more...]]> 81trw-pa1@keesler.af.mil (010414) http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123406113 Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:35:59 EST <![CDATA[Retiree Appreciation Day]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123368024
The Keesler Retiree Affairs Office covers the local areas between Baton Rouge La. and Mobile, Ala. Ivan McAlister, a retired master sergeant who volunteers in the office, said there are more than 32,000 Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine and Coast Guard retirees.

This event will feature more than 30 displays with agency representatives from various organizations, including Keesler Medical Center, TRICARE, base legal office, Armed Forces Retirement Home, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Fisher House, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, and Keesler Federal Credit Union.
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81trw-pa1@keesler.af.mil (131001) http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123368024 Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:09:58 EST
<![CDATA[81st Training Wing Change of Command]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123359980
Interview opportunities will be available immediately following the ceremony.

Any media interested in covering this event please contact the Public Affairs office by Wednesday, August 21 at (228) 377-2783 or e-mail us at 81trw.pa @us.af.mil
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81trw-pa1@keesler.af.mil (130801) http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123359980 Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:46:15 EST
<![CDATA[SENTENCE ANNOUNCED FOR FORMER MTI]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123345768
After being convicted of 31 specifications in an almost seven-day court-martial, Bass was sentenced to six months confinement, reduction to the rank of staff sergeant and forfeiture of $1,000 a month for three months.

For the charges and specifications relating to his time as a military training instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas in 2009, he was found guilty of 11 of 11 specifications of dereliction and failure to obey a lawful order, 13 of 16 specifications of cruelty and maltreatment, two of two specifications of wrongful sexual contact, and four of four specifications of assault.
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81trw-pa1@keesler.af.mil (030413) http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123345768 Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:25:34 EST
<![CDATA[VERDICT REACHED ON COURT-MARTIAL OF FORMER MTI]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123345596
Bass, a former basic military training instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, was convicted of 31 specifications after an almost seven-day court-martial. For the charges and specifications relating to his time as an MTI at JBSA in 2009, he was found guilty of 11 of 11 specifications of dereliction and failure to obey a lawful order, 13 of 16 specifications of cruelty and maltreatment, two of two specifications of wrongful sexual contact, and four of four specifications of assault.
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81trw-pa1@keesler.af.mil (020413) http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123345596 Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[KEESLER HOLDS GENERAL COURT-MARTIAL FOR FORMER MTI]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123344191
Tech. Sgt. Bobby Bass, 81st Training Wing Command Post, is charged with 11 specifications of dereliction of duty, 16 specifications of cruelty and maltreatment, two specifications of wrongful sexual contact and four specifications of assault, all of which stem from misconduct allegedly committed during his time as an MTI at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas in 2009.
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81trw-pa1@keesler.af.mil (010412) http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123344191 Fri, 12 Apr 2013 08:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Keesler accepts state recycling award]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123335159
Each year the Mississippi Recycling Coalition honors outstanding environmental efforts of organizations, businesses, schools and local governments throughout the state. Keesler earned the award in the state or federal government category.

Nominees were judged based on efforts to promote recycling as a way to create a better community, conduct continuous recycling or environmental programs rather than a one-time project, practice and improve awareness of environmental stewardship and improve community waste handling and environmental practices.
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81trw-pa1@keesler.af.mil (010213) http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123335159 Tue, 5 Feb 2013 15:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Keesler welcomes installation excellence team]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123331932
Keesler is one of two Air Force bases being considered for the award, which includes $1 million for quality of life improvements. The presidential honor was established in 1984 to recognize the outstanding efforts of people who operate and maintain Defense Department installations and effectively use their resources to support the mission. McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., the other Air Force nominee, was judged last week.
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81trw-pa1@keesler.af.mil (010113) http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123331932 Wed, 9 Jan 2013 15:39:55 EST
<![CDATA[Keesler in top 2 for Installation Excellence Award]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123327875
This award recognizes the top installations that demonstrate enhanced productivity, dedication to continual improvement and other innovative accomplishments that create and sustain base operations to support the mission of the United States Air Force.
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81trw-pa1@keesler.af.mil (011112) http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123327875 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:08:27 EST
<![CDATA[Operation Hero allows children to experience a "deployment"]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123321942 Keesler Air Force Base will host its bi-annual event, Operation Hero, Saturday, Oct. 13 at 9 a.m.

This event gives Keesler's dependent children an opportunity to experience what a deployment is like for their parents.

Children will receive a pre-deployment mission briefing from Gen. Brad Spacy, 81st Training Wing commander, go through a deployment line to collect their gear, put on "war paint," and "deploy" to an undisclosed location. 

Media interested in covering this event should contact Public Affairs at 228-377-2783 or email 81trw.pa@us.af.mil by 3 p.m. Friday Oct. 12.
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81trw-pa1@keesler.af.mil (021012) http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123321942 Fri, 12 Oct 2012 08:44:13 EST
<![CDATA[Sesame Street characters to perform at Keesler]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123321190 The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families is on an eight-month tour and will stop at Keesler Air Force base to perform for our military families Oct. 8 and 9.
Shows are scheduled for Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Welch Theater. Admission is free and seats are available on a first come, first served basis.

The show will feature Elmo's new friend, Katie, a military child whose family is about to move through a permanent change of station.
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81trw-pa1@keesler.af.mil (011012) http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123321190 Fri, 5 Oct 2012 11:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[KEESLER CONTINUES FUEL SPILL CLEANUP EFFORTS]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123316294
"We are taking this situation very seriously and are actively involved with cleanup efforts," said Brig. Gen. Brad Spacy, 81st Training Wing commander.

Keesler is working with the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Environmental Services, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Coast Guard to contain the spill and conduct cleanup operations both on and off base.
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81trw-pa1@keesler.af.mil (090812) http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123316294 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:40:42 EST
<![CDATA[KEESLER RESPONDS TO DIESEL FUEL SPILL]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123316234
Brig. Gen. Brad Spacy, 81st Training Wing commander, said the base's fire department, hazardous materials spill team and environmental officials are on scene for clean-up efforts.

"Patches of red fuel were spotted in several nearby areas of the bay," Spacy said. "Our team is on site to minimize any adverse impact to Back Bay and surrounding areas."
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81trw-pa1@keesler.af.mil (080812) http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123316234 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 13:42:00 EST
<![CDATA[Keesler begins base clean-up, resumes normal operations ]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123316226
"While we're still completing our initial assessment, at this stage it looks like Keesler has received little to no damage," said Brig. Gen. Brad Spacy, 81st Training Wing commander. "Right now we're focused on resuming our missions: training, fighting and winning."

Technical training classes and other essential missions resumed at 9 a.m. All non-essential personnel are still to report to their duty sections at noon.
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81trw-pa1@keesler.af.mil (070812) http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123316226 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:56:00 EST
<![CDATA[Keesler resumes operations]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123316101
Mission essential personnel are directed to report to base at 9 a.m. while non-mission essential personnel report by noon. Leadership continues to stress the importance of safety, and remind personnel to remain in close contact with their chain of command if they have travel concerns. Personnel can travel to and from base during county curfews to report to work as required, and should carry their ID cards with them.
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81trw-pa1@keesler.af.mil (060812) http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123316101 Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[KEESLER REMAINS CLOSED, REPORTS NO INJURIES OR DAMAGE]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123316032
"Safety is paramount," said Brig. Gen. Brad Spacy, 81st Training Wing commander. "The base is closed today for personnel to stay inside as we continue to monitor the storm."

All of Keesler's roads are currently passable and initial reports indicate no facility damage at this time. Teams will conduct a complete damage assessment on Thursday.

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81trw-pa1@keesler.af.mil (050812) http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123316032 Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:43:43 EST
<![CDATA[Keesler announces limited services, closures]]> http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123315703
"We're doing everything we can to ensure that our people are safe and that we are good stewards of Air Force resources," said Brig. Gen. Brad Spacy, 81st Training Wing commander. "We're providing our people with the most current storm predictions as well as critical preparation information, just like we have throughout the hurricane season."

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81trw-pa1@keesler.af.mil (030812) http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123315703 Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:45:00 EST