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Keesler celebrates Air Force birthday

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro, 98th Flying Training Squadron accelerated freefall training program superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, delivers remarks during the U.S Air Force 71st Birthday Ball at the Imperial Palace Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, Sept. 22, 2018. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter Air Force Association, also included a cake cutting ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro, 98th Flying Training Squadron accelerated freefall training program superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, delivers remarks during the U.S Air Force 71st Birthday Ball at the Imperial Palace Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, Sept. 22, 2018. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter Air Force Association, also included a cake cutting ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro, 98th Flying Training Squadron accelerated freefall training program superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, delivers remarks during the U.S Air Force 71st Birthday Ball at the Imperial Palace Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, Sept. 22, 2018. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter Air Force Association, also included a cake cutting ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro, 98th Flying Training Squadron accelerated freefall training program superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, delivers remarks during the U.S Air Force 71st Birthday Ball at the Imperial Palace Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, Sept. 22, 2018. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter Air Force Association, also included a cake cutting ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jordan Rhea, 81st Force Support Squadron customer support technician, sings the national anthem during the U.S Air Force 71st Birthday Ball at the Imperial Palace Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, Sept. 22, 2018. The event was hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter Air Force Association. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jordan Rhea, 81st Force Support Squadron customer support technician, sings the national anthem during the U.S Air Force 71st Birthday Ball at the Imperial Palace Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, Sept. 22, 2018. The event was hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter Air Force Association. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Leo Lawson, Jr., 81st Training Group commander, and his wife, Denise, attend the U.S Air Force 71st Birthday Ball at the Imperial Palace Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, Sept. 22, 2018. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter Air Force Association, also included a cake cutting ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Leo Lawson, Jr., 81st Training Group commander, and his wife, Denise, attend the U.S Air Force 71st Birthday Ball at the Imperial Palace Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, Sept. 22, 2018. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter Air Force Association, also included a cake cutting ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Bill Keesler, relative of 2nd Lt. Samuel Keesler, and U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro, 98th Flying Training Squadron accelerated freefall training program superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, hold their glasses up for a toast during the U.S Air Force 71st Birthday Ball at the Imperial Palace Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, Sept. 22, 2018. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter Air Force Association, also included a cake cutting ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Bill Keesler, relative of 2nd Lt. Samuel Keesler, and U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro, 98th Flying Training Squadron accelerated freefall training program superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, hold their glasses up for a toast during the U.S Air Force 71st Birthday Ball at the Imperial Palace Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, Sept. 22, 2018. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter Air Force Association, also included a cake cutting ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Warren Crouch, 334th Training Squadron student, and retired Col. Thomas Adams, participate in a cake cutting ceremony the U.S Air Force 71st Birthday Ball at the Imperial Palace Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, Sept. 22, 2018. The event was hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter Air Force Association. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Warren Crouch, 334th Training Squadron student, and retired Col. Thomas Adams, participate in a cake cutting ceremony the U.S Air Force 71st Birthday Ball at the Imperial Palace Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, Sept. 22, 2018. The event was hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter Air Force Association. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

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