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Keesler participates in Mardi Gras festivities

Col. C. Mike Smith, 81st Training Wing vice commander, drives Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st TRW commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st TRW command chief, as they serve as Grand Marshals during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras Parade, Feb. 24, 2017, Biloxi, Miss. The Keesler AFB Honor Guard and other base personnel also participated in the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. C. Mike Smith, 81st Training Wing vice commander, drives Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st TRW commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st TRW command chief, as they serve as Grand Marshals during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras Parade, Feb. 24, 2017, Biloxi, Miss. The Keesler AFB Honor Guard and other base personnel also participated in the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members from the 335th Training Squadron participate in the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras Parade, Feb. 24, 2017, Biloxi, Miss. The Keesler AFB Honor Guard and other base personnel also participated in the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members from the 335th Training Squadron participate in the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras Parade, Feb. 24, 2017, Biloxi, Miss. The Keesler AFB Honor Guard and other base personnel also participated in the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airman Gabrielle Wychoff, 81st Security Forces Squadron administrator, and Airman 1st Class Eric Martinez, 81st SFS entry controller, pose for a photo with students at Jeff Davis Elementary School during its Mardi Gras Parade, Feb. 24, 2017, Biloxi, Miss. The Keesler AFB Honor Guard and other base personnel also participated in the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airman Gabrielle Wychoff, 81st Security Forces Squadron administrator, and Airman 1st Class Eric Martinez, 81st SFS entry controller, pose for a photo with students at Jeff Davis Elementary School during its Mardi Gras Parade, Feb. 24, 2017, Biloxi, Miss. The Keesler AFB Honor Guard and other base personnel also participated in the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. C. Mike Smith, 81st Training Wing vice commander, drives Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st TRW commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st TRW command chief, as they serve as Grand Marshals during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras Parade, Feb. 24, 2017, Biloxi, Miss. The Keesler AFB Honor Guard and other base personnel also participated in the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. C. Mike Smith, 81st Training Wing vice commander, drives Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st TRW commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st TRW command chief, as they serve as Grand Marshals during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras Parade, Feb. 24, 2017, Biloxi, Miss. The Keesler AFB Honor Guard and other base personnel also participated in the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the Keesler Air Force Base Honor Guard lead the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras Parade, Feb. 24, 2017, Biloxi, Miss. Keesler leadership and other base personnel also participated in the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the Keesler Air Force Base Honor Guard lead the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras Parade, Feb. 24, 2017, Biloxi, Miss. Keesler leadership and other base personnel also participated in the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the Keesler Air Force Base Honor Guard lead the North Bay Area Mardi Gras Parade Feb. 26, 2017, St. Martin, Miss. Every Mardi Gras season, Keesler personnel participate in local parades to show their support of the communities surrounding the installation.. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the Keesler Air Force Base Honor Guard lead the North Bay Area Mardi Gras Parade Feb. 26, 2017, St. Martin, Miss. Every Mardi Gras season, Keesler personnel participate in local parades to show their support of the communities surrounding the installation.. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the Keesler Air Force Base Honor Guard lead the North Bay Area Mardi Gras Parade Feb. 26, 2017, St. Martin, Miss. Every Mardi Gras season, Keesler personnel participate in local parades to show their support of the communities surrounding the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the Keesler Air Force Base Honor Guard lead the North Bay Area Mardi Gras Parade Feb. 26, 2017, St. Martin, Miss. Every Mardi Gras season, Keesler personnel participate in local parades to show their support of the communities surrounding the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Col. C. Mike Smith, 81st Training Wing vice commander, drives Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st TRW commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st TRW command chief, as they serve as Grand Marshals during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras Parade, Feb. 24, 2017, Biloxi, Miss. The Keesler AFB Honor Guard and other base personnel also participated in the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)