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Keesler participates in Mardi Gras festivities

Members of the Ole Biloxi Marching Club participate in the Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras parade Feb. 13, 2018, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler personnel participate in local parades every Mardi Gras season to show their support of the communities surrounding the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the Ole Biloxi Marching Club participate in the Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras parade Feb. 13, 2018, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler personnel participate in local parades every Mardi Gras season to show their support of the communities surrounding the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Katherine Rushton, 2018 Queen Ixolib, rides on a parade float during the Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras parade Feb. 13, 2018, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler personnel participate in local parades every Mardi Gras season to show their support of the communities surrounding the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Katherine Rushton, 2018 Queen Ixolib, rides on a parade float during the Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras parade Feb. 13, 2018, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler personnel participate in local parades every Mardi Gras season 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 Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras parade Feb. 13, 2018, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler personnel participate in local parades every Mardi Gras season 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 Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras parade Feb. 13, 2018, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler personnel participate in local parades every Mardi Gras season 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 Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras parade Feb. 13, 2018, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler personnel participate in local parades every Mardi Gras season 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 Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras parade Feb. 13, 2018, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler personnel participate in local parades every Mardi Gras season to show their support of the communities surrounding the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Floats ride through Biloxi during the Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras parade Feb. 13, 2018, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler personnel participate in local parades every Mardi Gras season to show their support of the communities surrounding the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Floats ride through Biloxi during the Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras parade Feb. 13, 2018, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler personnel participate in local parades every Mardi Gras season to show their support of the communities surrounding the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Parade attendees cheer during the Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras parade Feb. 13, 2018, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler personnel participate in local parades every Mardi Gras season to show their support of the communities surrounding the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Parade attendees cheer during the Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras parade Feb. 13, 2018, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler personnel participate in local parades every Mardi Gras season to show their support of the communities surrounding the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler leadership attends the Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras parade Feb. 13, 2018, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler personnel participate in local parades every Mardi Gras season to show their support of the communities surrounding the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler leadership attends the Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras parade Feb. 13, 2018, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler personnel participate in local parades every Mardi Gras season to show their support of the communities surrounding the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler Airmen carry the 50 state flags in the North Bay Area Mardi Gras Parade Feb. 11, 2018, in D’Iberville, Mississippi. Keesler personnel participate in local parades every Mardi Gras season to show their support of the communities surrounding the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler Airmen carry the 50 state flags in the North Bay Area Mardi Gras Parade Feb. 11, 2018, in D’Iberville, Mississippi. Keesler personnel participate in local parades every Mardi Gras season to show their support of the communities surrounding the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler Airmen carry the 50 state flags in the North Bay Area Mardi Gras Parade Feb. 11, 2018, in D’Iberville, Mississippi. Keesler personnel participate in local parades every Mardi Gras season to show their support of the communities surrounding the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler Airmen carry the 50 state flags in the North Bay Area Mardi Gras Parade Feb. 11, 2018, in D’Iberville, Mississippi. Keesler personnel participate in local parades every Mardi Gras season to show their support of the communities surrounding the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel toss candy and beads to children during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras parade Feb. 9, 2018, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler leadership and other base personnel also participated in the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Keesler personnel toss candy and beads to children during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras parade Feb. 9, 2018, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler leadership and other base personnel also participated in the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Maj. Garrett Miller, 81st Medical Group physician assistant program director, and his daughter, Reagan, attend the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras parade Feb. 9, 2018, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler leadership and other base personnel participated in the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Maj. Garrett Miller, 81st Medical Group physician assistant program director, and his daughter, Reagan, attend the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras parade Feb. 9, 2018, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler leadership and other base personnel participated in the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Senior Master Sgt. Tiffany Patterson, 81st Force Support Squadron career assistance advisor, throws beads during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras parade Feb. 9, 2018, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler leadership and other base personnel participated in the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Senior Master Sgt. Tiffany Patterson, 81st Force Support Squadron career assistance advisor, throws beads during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras parade Feb. 9, 2018, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler leadership and other base personnel participated in the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

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