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  • Keesler hosts 1st Quarter Drill Down

    The 81st Training Group held the 1st Quarter Drill Down of 2024, a competition where Airmen in training get to compete against different training squadrons to show of their skill in regulated drill, freestyle drill and open ranks.

  • Keesler’s Dragon Tank calls for innovation excellence

    The 81st Training Wing is calling for innovation excellence through Dragon Tank, an idea contest launched earlier this month. The contest, inspired by the Air Force’s Spark Tank, will use $200,000 of existing squadron innovation funds to foster a culture of innovation and develop effective solutions

  • Airmen march in Elks Club Mardi Gras Parade

    Members of the Keesler Air Force Base Honor Guard and the 81st Training Group led the Elks Club Mardi Gras parade in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Keesler personnel participate in local parades during the Mardi Gras season to show support of the festival’s history in the community. 

  • MLK Special Observance Presentation

    The 81st Training Wing hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. Special Observance Presentation to honor and discuss the impact Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made throughout his life and the changes that are still present today.

  • Strengthening Total Force Bonds: CAP Returns to Keesler

    Recognizable in their Airman Battle Uniforms and polished black boots, the Colonel Berta A. Edge Composite Squadron of the Mississippi Civil Air Patrol have returned to Keesler for the first time since 2018, this time with more opportunities for cadets. CAP is a Total Force partner and auxiliary

  • Welcome to a Day at Keesler

    The 81st Training Wing hosted federal, state and local leaders on base for a "Day at Keesler" to familiarize them with the 81st Training Wing mission and evolving needs while strengthening community partnerships.