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Keesler participates in local school Mardi Gras parade

Children line the streets yelling for beads to be thrown his way while standing among class mates during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi, Mississippi, March 1, 2019. Keesler leadership, Honor Guard and Airmen participated in various festivities throughout the Mardi Gras season, which is celebrated by the local communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Children line the streets yelling for beads to be thrown his way while standing among class mates during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi, Mississippi, March 1, 2019. Keesler leadership, Honor Guard and Airmen participated in various festivities throughout the Mardi Gras season, which is celebrated by the local communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airmen from the 334th Training Squadron and their mascot, the Gator, toss beads to children during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi, Mississippi, March 1, 2019. Keesler leadership, Honor Guard and Airmen participated in various festivities throughout the Mardi Gras season, which is celebrated by the local communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airmen from the 334th Training Squadron and their mascot, the Gator, toss beads to children during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi, Mississippi, March 1, 2019. Keesler leadership, Honor Guard and Airmen participated in various festivities throughout the Mardi Gras season, which is celebrated by the local communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Andrew Hernandez, 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron training and validation, tosses beads to children during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi, Mississippi, March 1, 2019. Keesler leadership, Honor Guard and Airmen participated in various festivities throughout the Mardi Gras season, which is celebrated by the local communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Andrew Hernandez, 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron training and validation, tosses beads to children during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi, Mississippi, March 1, 2019. Keesler leadership, Honor Guard and Airmen participated in various festivities throughout the Mardi Gras season, which is celebrated by the local communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Diane Cook, Families Overcoming Under Stress (FOCUS) resilience trainer, tosses beads to children during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi, Mississippi, March 1, 2019. Keesler leadership, Honor Guard and Airmen participated in various festivities throughout the Mardi Gras season, which is celebrated by the local communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Diane Cook, Families Overcoming Under Stress (FOCUS) resilience trainer, tosses beads to children during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi, Mississippi, March 1, 2019. Keesler leadership, Honor Guard and Airmen participated in various festivities throughout the Mardi Gras season, which is celebrated by the local communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Andrew Bodine, 81st Training Group military training superintendent, (center), tosses beads to children as Airmen from the 81st TRG look on during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi, Mississippi, March 1, 2019. Keesler leadership, Honor Guard and Airmen participated in various festivities throughout the Mardi Gras season, which is celebrated by the local communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Andrew Bodine, 81st Training Group military training superintendent, (center), tosses beads to children as Airmen from the 81st TRG look on during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi, Mississippi, March 1, 2019. Keesler leadership, Honor Guard and Airmen participated in various festivities throughout the Mardi Gras season, which is celebrated by the local communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Lance Burnett, 81st Training Wing vice commander, tosses beads to children during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi, Mississippi, March 1, 2019. Burnett and Chief Master Sgt. Ricardo Russo, Keesler Medical Center superintendent, served as the Grand Marshals while other base personnel also participated in the event. Keesler leadership, Honor Guard and Airmen participated in various festivities throughout the Mardi Gras season, which is celebrated by the local communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Lance Burnett, 81st Training Wing vice commander, tosses beads to children during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi, Mississippi, March 1, 2019. Burnett and Chief Master Sgt. Ricardo Russo, Keesler Medical Center superintendent, served as the Grand Marshals while other base personnel also participated in the event. Keesler leadership, Honor Guard and Airmen participated in various festivities throughout the Mardi Gras season, which is celebrated by the local communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Lance Burnett, 81st Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ricardo Russo, Keesler Medical Center superintendent, toss beads to children during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi, Mississippi, March 1, 2019. Burnett and Russo served as the Grand Marshals while other base personnel also participated in the event. Keesler leadership, Honor Guard and Airmen participated in various festivities throughout the Mardi Gras season, which is celebrated by the local communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Lance Burnett, 81st Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ricardo Russo, Keesler Medical Center superintendent, toss beads to children during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi, Mississippi, March 1, 2019. Burnett and Russo served as the Grand Marshals while other base personnel also participated in the event. Keesler leadership, Honor Guard and Airmen participated in various festivities throughout the Mardi Gras season, which is celebrated by the local communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

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