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Keesler honors Senior NCO Inductees

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Rodney Deese, II, Mathies NCO Academy commandant, participates in the candle lighting ceremony during the Senior NCO Induction Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Aug. 17, 2018. More than 50 inductees were recognized during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Rodney Deese, II, Mathies NCO Academy commandant, participates in the candle lighting ceremony during the Senior NCO Induction Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Aug. 17, 2018. More than 50 inductees were recognized during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Keith Castille, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command operations superintendent for the profession of arms center of excellence, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, delivers remarks during the Senior NCO Induction Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Aug. 17, 2018. More than 50 inductees were recognized during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Keith Castille, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command operations superintendent for the profession of arms center of excellence, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, delivers remarks during the Senior NCO Induction Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Aug. 17, 2018. More than 50 inductees were recognized during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel attend the Senior NCO Induction Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Aug. 17, 2018. More than 50 inductees were recognized during the event. A medallion ceremony and a candle lighting ceremony also took place during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel attend the Senior NCO Induction Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Aug. 17, 2018. More than 50 inductees were recognized during the event. A medallion ceremony and a candle lighting ceremony also took place during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the Saber Sword Team prepare to take their positions during the Senior NCO Induction Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Aug. 17, 2018. More than 50 inductees were recognized during the event. A medallion ceremony and a candle lighting ceremony also took place during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the Saber Sword Team prepare to take their positions during the Senior NCO Induction Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Aug. 17, 2018. More than 50 inductees were recognized during the event. A medallion ceremony and a candle lighting ceremony also took place during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Military and civilian service members participate in a POW/MIA table ceremony during the Senior NCO Induction Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Aug. 17, 2018. More than 50 inductees were recognized during the event. A medallion ceremony and a candle lighting ceremony also took place during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Military and civilian service members participate in a POW/MIA table ceremony during the Senior NCO Induction Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Aug. 17, 2018. More than 50 inductees were recognized during the event. A medallion ceremony and a candle lighting ceremony also took place during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Medallions are displayed during the Senior NCO Induction Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Aug. 17, 2018. More than 50 inductees were recognized during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Medallions are displayed during the Senior NCO Induction Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Aug. 17, 2018. More than 50 inductees were recognized during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Richard Ziff, 81st Training Wing safety office superintendent, stands among Senior NCO Inductees during the Senior NCO Induction Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Aug. 17, 2018. More than 50 inductees were recognized during the event. A medallion ceremony and a candle lighting ceremony also took place during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Richard Ziff, 81st Training Wing safety office superintendent, stands among Senior NCO Inductees during the Senior NCO Induction Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Aug. 17, 2018. More than 50 inductees were recognized during the event. A medallion ceremony and a candle lighting ceremony also took place during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Richard Ziff, 81st Training Wing safety office superintendent, stands among Senior NCO Inductees during the Senior NCO Induction Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Aug. 17, 2018. More than 50 inductees were recognized during the event. A medallion ceremony and a candle lighting ceremony also took place during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Richard Ziff, 81st Training Wing safety office superintendent, stands among Senior NCO Inductees during the Senior NCO Induction Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Aug. 17, 2018. More than 50 inductees were recognized during the event. A medallion ceremony and a candle lighting ceremony also took place during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

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