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  • Keesler welcomes new training wing commander

    Col. Heather W. Blackwell, assumed command of the 81st Training Wing from outgoing commander Col. Debra A. Lovette, during a change of command ceremony officiated by Maj. Gen. Timothy Leahy, Second Air Force commander, here, May 16.
  • Cost-saving travel initiative projected to save $5M annually

    A new travel payment process for pipeline students, initiated by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, is projected to save the Air Force $5 million a year.
  • Relay team runs 212 miles in honor of fallen Airmen

    They ran 212 miles filled with pain and fatigue. It put pressure on the relay team, but their drive to honor the fallen Airmen pushed them to succeed.The relay team, “Unicorn of the Sea,” accepted the challenge of the Crawfish Relay to not only push themselves, but to honor two special tactics Airmen killed in action, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt.
  • Bridging the gap: SOMS promotes unity at the Summer Games 2019

    The Special Olympics Mississippi 2019 Summer Games is back to the Gulf Coast with a twist, May 10-11 here. This year for the first-time ever a unified relay team competes in the Special Olympics Summer Games. “The summer games is a huge partnership between Keesler and the Mississippi community that allows Keesler to have a sense of purpose in the
  • Keesler and Biloxi delivers their first-ever joint air show

    The thunder has subsided and the City of Biloxi and Keesler Air Force Base can exhale after the much anticipated Thunder over the Sound: Keesler and Biloxi Air and Space Show.This year’s headliners were none other than our very own U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. The Air Force’s premier demonstration team showcased the maximum capabilities of the F-16
  • Thunder Over the Sound: behind the scenes

    After months of planning, the City of Biloxi and Keesler Air Force Base hosted the first-ever joint air show with two different locations, May 4-5.Many people came out to see the static displays of different air craft and performances. What many people don’t think about is the planning and coordination it takes to make ensure the air show runs
  • Thunderbird performance dazzles Make-A-Wish families

    As the first F-16 U.S. Air Force Thunderbird zoomed past the beach, the children flocked toward the barrier separating the flight path from the seating. Amazement struck across their faces as the Thunderbirds performed each aerial technique.The Make-A-Wish Foundation offered children diagnosed with critical illnesses a chance to view U.S. Air Force
  • Thunderbirds touch down for Keesler & Biloxi air show

    The time is near…. The Thunder Over the Sound: Keesler and Biloxi Air and Space Show begins with the arrival of the star aerial performers, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds today, May 2, at the Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport, Mississippi.
  • Keesler recognizes newest Gold Star Family member

    Losing the life of a loved one is a risk service members and their families take every day in the armed forces. The Air Force aims to care for the families of the Airmen who pay the ultimate sacrifice to defend their country.Ashton Belcher, brother of Maj. Arthur R. Belcher’s, received a Gold Star Family ID card including installation access,
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