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  • Keesler remains transparent, strives to improve privatized housing

    In July 2019, the 81st Training Wing hosted housing forums to address the health, safety and quality concerns of military families living in base privatized housing.In the three months since the forums, representatives from the 81st TRW, Hunt Housing, 81st Medical Group, 81st Security Forces Squadron, and the Military Housing Office have worked to
  • Keesler's 8th annual health expo has successful outcome

    To bring attention to breast cancer awareness month, Keesler Medical Center hosted its 8th annual health expo and mammothon Oct. 4, to provide walk-in services and health information.Airmen from different clinics set up educational booths inside the Don Wylie Auditorium to provide medical insight to people from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The blood donation
  • Cultivating connections through shared passion

    I have never been good at doing nothing. I’m envious of people who can sit back and just relax; head buried in a book, listening to music outside on a porch swing or napping on the beach. I have always been a collector of hobbies that keep my hands and mind busy. I like to create, fix, and experiment. I guess for me, being active is how I relax.
  • Army, Air Force, Arctic Anvil 2019

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 815th Airlift Squadron, aka ‘Flying Jennies,’ with the 327th AS, provided airlift and airdrop support for the U.S. Army’s Joint Forces Exercise Arctic Anvil, Oct. 1 to 6, 2019.Arctic Anvil is a joint, multi-national, force-on-force culminating training exercise that is being held at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training
  • Escorting evacuated elders

    Airmen from the 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron assisted in the rescue of elderly residents evacuating a fire at Seashore Oaks Assisted Living Facility in Biloxi, Mississippi, after receiving a call, Sept. 17. Staff Sgt. Christopher Carpe, 81st LRS ground transportation and equipment support NCO in charge, and Airman 1st Class Jared Hill, 81st LRS ground transportation personnel, arrived at the facility with a 44-passenger bus around 30 minutes after being contacted. Approximately 60 elderly residents were in need of immediate assistance.
  • 335th TRS drills down the competition

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Carlos Pajaro Donado, 335th Training Squadron student, practices before the 81st Training Group drill down on the Levitow Training Support Facility drill pad at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Sept. 20, 2019. Airmen from the 81st Training Group competed in a quarterly open ranks inspection, regulation drill
  • Civil Air Patrol to provide IT training to Keesler AFB technical school graduates

    A memorandum of understanding was signed earlier this month by Civil Air Patrol national commander, Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, and Rich Aldridge, program executive officer for Business and Enterprise Systems at Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, that will provide information technology training to Keesler AFB technical school graduates who are assigned to the BES Directorate.
  • Physically a prisoner, mentally a warrior

    The soldier woke hours after the crash, dazed, in an out-of-body experience. She saw her own body covered by various parts of a UH-60 Black Hawk. She saw what she believed to be her death.“Wow, I’m dead,” she thought to herself. “I never thought about what it would be like to be dead.”She noticed a flame creeping towards her still body.“I can’t be
  • 336th TRS revamps AFI program, develops a more ready force

    The 336th Training Squadron recently launched their revamped Awaiting Further Instruction program on Sept. 3, to produce more elite, warfighting Airmen.The revamp has transitioned from having AFI Airmen only assist other units on base doing details to allowing Airmen to participate in more personal and professional development activities.“They get