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Keesler leadership serves up Thanksgiving

Airman Austin Salyers, 336th Training Squadron, receives his holiday meal from Col. Jeannine Ryder, 81st Medical Group commander, at the Azalea Dining Facility, Nov. 24, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. It is tradition at Keesler for commanders, first sergeants and superintendents to serve a Thanksgiving meal at the dining facility to technical training and permanent party Airmen who are not able to go home for the holiday weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre’ Askew)

Airman Austin Salyers, 336th Training Squadron, receives his holiday meal from Col. Jeannine Ryder, 81st Medical Group commander, at the Azalea Dining Facility, Nov. 24, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. It is tradition at Keesler for commanders, first sergeants and superintendents to serve a Thanksgiving meal at the dining facility to technical training and permanent party Airmen who are not able to go home for the holiday weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre’ Askew)

Keesler leadership serve a Thanksgiving meal to Airmen at the Azalea Dining Facility, Nov. 24, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. It is tradition at Keesler for commanders, first sergeants and superintendents to serve a Thanksgiving meal at the dining facility to technical training and permanent party Airmen who are not able to go home for the holiday weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre’ Askew)

Keesler leadership serve a Thanksgiving meal to Airmen at the Azalea Dining Facility, Nov. 24, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. It is tradition at Keesler for commanders, first sergeants and superintendents to serve a Thanksgiving meal at the dining facility to technical training and permanent party Airmen who are not able to go home for the holiday weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre’ Askew)

Lt. Col. Elisabeth Aptekar, 335th Training Squadron commander, prepares food for Airmen at the Azalea Dining Facility, Nov. 24, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. It is tradition at Keesler for commanders, first sergeants and superintendents to serve a Thanksgiving meal at the dining facility to technical training and permanent party Airmen who are not able to go home for the holiday weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre’ Askew)

Lt. Col. Elisabeth Aptekar, 335th Training Squadron commander, prepares food for Airmen at the Azalea Dining Facility, Nov. 24, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. It is tradition at Keesler for commanders, first sergeants and superintendents to serve a Thanksgiving meal at the dining facility to technical training and permanent party Airmen who are not able to go home for the holiday weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre’ Askew)

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Alan Choeust, 81st Training Wing chaplain, prays with Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st TRW command chief, at the Azalea Dining Facility, Nov. 24, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. It is tradition at Keesler for commanders, first sergeants and superintendents to serve a Thanksgiving meal at the dining facility to technical training and permanent party Airmen who are not able to go home for the holiday weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre’ Askew)

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Alan Choeust, 81st Training Wing chaplain, prays with Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st TRW command chief, at the Azalea Dining Facility, Nov. 24, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. It is tradition at Keesler for commanders, first sergeants and superintendents to serve a Thanksgiving meal at the dining facility to technical training and permanent party Airmen who are not able to go home for the holiday weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre’ Askew)

Col. Todd Weyerstrass, 2nd Air Force vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Farrell Thomas, 2nd AF command chief, serve a Thanksgiving meal to service members at the Azalea Dining Facility, Nov. 24, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. It is tradition at Keesler for commanders, first sergeants and superintendents to serve a Thanksgiving meal at the dining facility to technical training and permanent party Airmen who are not able to go home for the holiday weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre’ Askew)

Col. Todd Weyerstrass, 2nd Air Force vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Farrell Thomas, 2nd AF command chief, serve a Thanksgiving meal to service members at the Azalea Dining Facility, Nov. 24, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. It is tradition at Keesler for commanders, first sergeants and superintendents to serve a Thanksgiving meal at the dining facility to technical training and permanent party Airmen who are not able to go home for the holiday weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre’ Askew)

Lt. Col. Nathaniel Huston, 333rd Training Squadron commander, hands plates of food to Airmen at the Azalea Dining Facility, Nov. 24, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. It is tradition at Keesler for commanders, first sergeants and superintendents to serve a Thanksgiving meal at the dining facility to technical training and permanent party Airmen who are not able to go home for the holiday weekend.(U.S. Air Force photo by Andre’ Askew)

Lt. Col. Nathaniel Huston, 333rd Training Squadron commander, hands plates of food to Airmen at the Azalea Dining Facility, Nov. 24, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. It is tradition at Keesler for commanders, first sergeants and superintendents to serve a Thanksgiving meal at the dining facility to technical training and permanent party Airmen who are not able to go home for the holiday weekend.(U.S. Air Force photo by Andre’ Askew)

Paige Ryder, daughter of Col. Jeannine Ryder, 81st Medical Group commander, hands a plate of roast beef to Airman 1st Class Benton Squires, 336th Training Squadron student, at the Azalea Dining Facility, Nov. 24, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. It is tradition at Keesler for commanders, first sergeants and superintendents to serve a Thanksgiving meal at the dining facility to technical training and permanent party Airmen who are not able to go home for the holiday weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre’ Askew)

Paige Ryder, daughter of Col. Jeannine Ryder, 81st Medical Group commander, hands a plate of roast beef to Airman 1st Class Benton Squires, 336th Training Squadron student, at the Azalea Dining Facility, Nov. 24, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. It is tradition at Keesler for commanders, first sergeants and superintendents to serve a Thanksgiving meal at the dining facility to technical training and permanent party Airmen who are not able to go home for the holiday weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre’ Askew)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Airman Austin Salyers, 336th Training Squadron, receives his holiday meal from Col. Jeannine Ryder, 81st Medical Group commander, at the Azalea Dining Facility, Nov. 24, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. It is tradition at Keesler for commanders, first sergeants and superintendents to serve a Thanksgiving meal at the dining facility to technical training and permanent party Airmen who are not able to go home for the holiday weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre’ Askew)