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  • Unity of Effort: Accelerating change together

    Coming together to share opportunities is a cornerstone for Keesler and its partners to accelerate change and take on the mission.From the sister services and programs on base to the organizations of the community and beyond, Keesler’s partnerships have provided a culture of innovation.“We learn from the time we enter the military that we are part
  • Fallen Warrior: Sgt. James D. Locker

    Sgt. James D. Locker was a rescue specialist aboard a HH-3E Jolly Green Giant helicopter with the call sign Jolly Green 23. The Jolly Green 23 was on a search and rescue mission for a downed A-4E Skyhawk pilot named Lt. Walter Schmidt Jr. Reports stated that Lt Schmidt was injured, suspended in a dense forest by his parachute and in need of rescue.
  • When the community calls

    With COVID-19 and its delta variant numbers rising, Keesler’s medical personnel were called to deploy in support of Louisiana and its first responders, who were facing challenges to keep up with the physical, mental and emotional demands to care for the growing number of patients.
  • MFLC: Supporting the Keesler family

    Providing a comfortable and resilient environment for the Airmen of the 81st Training Wing is crucial in developing and building the future warriors of the Air Force.Five surge Military Family Life Counselors have begun working in the 81st Training Group, available to help the Airmen adjust and adapt to changing and stressful situations with
  • Fallen Warrior: Staff Sgt. Michael R. Conner

    Staff Sgt. Michael R. Conner was born September 17, 1947, in Rockwood, TN. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on November 29, 1966, completing basic training at Lackland AFB, TX and Morse Code training at Keesler AFB, MS. On October 25, 1969, Conner was reassigned to 69 94th Security Squadron, Det 2, Pleiku Air Base, Vietnam. Conner was killed in
  • Enhancing the mission at all levels

    Across more than 11,000 personnel at Keesler, the 81st Training Wing’s mission is maintained at all levels. Airmen such as Airman 1st Class Noah Magruder, 81st Comptroller Squadron special actions technician, serve as the backbone of the mission.“I manage Keesler personnel that are in-processing and out-processing, creating a flow for our Airman
  • Keesler civilian receives Veteran Champion of the Year for Higher Education

    Louis Bridges, 81st Force Support Squadron education service specialist, was selected as one of the 2021 Veteran Champions of the Year for Higher Education.The award is given to individuals who champion the recruitment, hiring, retention and career advancement of veterans. Bridges accomplished this by leading the higher education learning track,