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81st TRG hosts first Airmen In Training Ball

U.S. Air Force Col. Leo Lawson, Jr., 81st Training Group commander, speaks with Airmen during the Airmen In Training Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 19, 2019. The event, hosted by the 81st TRG, is the first of its kind and was  geared toward training Airmen on how to participate and act during a formal military ball so they can feel confident in their abilities when arriving at their follow-on locations. The Airmen served in key positions throughout the ball such as emcees, color guard, POW/MIA table ceremony, national anthem singer and the invocation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Leo Lawson, Jr., 81st Training Group commander, speaks with Airmen during the Airmen In Training Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 19, 2019. The event, hosted by the 81st TRG, is the first of its kind and was geared toward training Airmen on how to participate and act during a formal military ball so they can feel confident in their abilities when arriving at their follow-on locations. The Airmen served in key positions throughout the ball such as emcees, color guard, POW/MIA table ceremony, national anthem singer and the invocation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne Bass, 2nd Air Force command chief, delivers remarks during the Airmen In Training Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 19, 2019. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Group, is the first of its kind and was geared toward training Airmen on how to participate and act during a formal military ball so they can feel confident in their abilities when arriving at their follow-on locations. The Airmen served in key positions throughout the ball such as emcees, color guard, POW/MIA table ceremony, national anthem singer and the invocation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne Bass, 2nd Air Force command chief, delivers remarks during the Airmen In Training Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 19, 2019. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Group, is the first of its kind and was geared toward training Airmen on how to participate and act during a formal military ball so they can feel confident in their abilities when arriving at their follow-on locations. The Airmen served in key positions throughout the ball such as emcees, color guard, POW/MIA table ceremony, national anthem singer and the invocation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airmen in the 81st Training Group participate in the POW/MIA table ceremony during the Airmen In Training Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 19, 2019. The event, hosted by the 81st TRG, is the first of its kind and was geared toward training Airmen on how to participate and act during a formal military ball so they can feel confident in their abilities when arriving at their follow-on locations. The Airmen served in key positions throughout the ball such as emcees, color guard, POW/MIA table ceremony, national anthem singer and the invocation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airmen in the 81st Training Group participate in the POW/MIA table ceremony during the Airmen In Training Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 19, 2019. The event, hosted by the 81st TRG, is the first of its kind and was geared toward training Airmen on how to participate and act during a formal military ball so they can feel confident in their abilities when arriving at their follow-on locations. The Airmen served in key positions throughout the ball such as emcees, color guard, POW/MIA table ceremony, national anthem singer and the invocation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Matt Malcom, 338th Training Squadron student, attends the Airmen In Training Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 19, 2019. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Group, is the first of its kind and was geared toward training Airmen on how to participate and act during a formal military ball so they can feel confident in their abilities when arriving at their follow-on locations. The Airmen served in key positions throughout the ball such as emcees, color guard, POW/MIA table ceremony, national anthem singer and the invocation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Matt Malcom, 338th Training Squadron student, attends the Airmen In Training Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 19, 2019. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Group, is the first of its kind and was geared toward training Airmen on how to participate and act during a formal military ball so they can feel confident in their abilities when arriving at their follow-on locations. The Airmen served in key positions throughout the ball such as emcees, color guard, POW/MIA table ceremony, national anthem singer and the invocation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airmen in the 81st Training Group present the colors during the Airmen In Training Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 19, 2019. The event, hosted by the 81st TRG, is the first of its kind and was geared toward training Airmen on how to participate and act during a formal military ball so they can feel confident in their abilities when arriving at their follow-on locations. The Airmen served in key positions throughout the ball such as emcees, color guard, POW/MIA table ceremony, national anthem singer and the invocation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airmen in the 81st Training Group present the colors during the Airmen In Training Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 19, 2019. The event, hosted by the 81st TRG, is the first of its kind and was geared toward training Airmen on how to participate and act during a formal military ball so they can feel confident in their abilities when arriving at their follow-on locations. The Airmen served in key positions throughout the ball such as emcees, color guard, POW/MIA table ceremony, national anthem singer and the invocation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Zachary Bartlett, 81st Training Group Airman transition assistance flight flight chief, displays a chip commemorating the Airmen In Training Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 19, 2019. The event, hosted by the 81st TRG, is the first of its kind and was geared toward training Airmen on how to participate and act during a formal military ball so they can feel confident in their abilities when arriving at their follow-on locations. The Airmen served in key positions throughout the ball such as emcees, color guard, POW/MIA table ceremony, national anthem singer and the invocation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Zachary Bartlett, 81st Training Group Airman transition assistance flight flight chief, displays a chip commemorating the Airmen In Training Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 19, 2019. The event, hosted by the 81st TRG, is the first of its kind and was geared toward training Airmen on how to participate and act during a formal military ball so they can feel confident in their abilities when arriving at their follow-on locations. The Airmen served in key positions throughout the ball such as emcees, color guard, POW/MIA table ceremony, national anthem singer and the invocation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --