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A hand bag is on display during the 81st Medical Group Health Expo inside the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 4, 2019. The 81st MDG hosted the walk-in event which included screenings for multiple types of cancer and chronic diseases in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

A hand bag is on display during the 81st Medical Group Health Expo inside the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 4, 2019. The 81st MDG hosted the walk-in event which included screenings for multiple types of cancer and chronic diseases in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel attend the 81st Medical Group Health Expo inside the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 4, 2019. The 81st MDG hosted the walk-in event which included screenings for multiple types of cancer and chronic diseases in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel attend the 81st Medical Group Health Expo inside the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 4, 2019. The 81st MDG hosted the walk-in event which included screenings for multiple types of cancer and chronic diseases in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler leadership poses for a photo during the 81st Medical Group Health Expo inside the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 4, 2019. The 81st MDG hosted the walk-in event which included screenings for multiple types of cancer and chronic diseases in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler leadership poses for a photo during the 81st Medical Group Health Expo inside the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 4, 2019. The 81st MDG hosted the walk-in event which included screenings for multiple types of cancer and chronic diseases in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Airman Jared Fleming, 81st Diagnostic and Therapeutics Squadron medical lab technician, draws blood from Sheila Wood, spouse of U.S. Navy retired Scorekeeper Chester Wood, during the 81st Medical Group Health Expo inside the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 4, 2019. The 81st MDG hosted the walk-in event which included screenings for multiple types of cancer and chronic diseases in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Airman Jared Fleming, 81st Diagnostic and Therapeutics Squadron medical lab technician, draws blood from Sheila Wood, spouse of U.S. Navy retired Scorekeeper Chester Wood, during the 81st Medical Group Health Expo inside the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 4, 2019. The 81st MDG hosted the walk-in event which included screenings for multiple types of cancer and chronic diseases in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Theresa Vernoski, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron perioperative master clinician, and Col. Marcia Smith, 81st MSGS anesthesia master clinician, pose for a photo during the 81st Medical Group Health Expo inside the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 4, 2019. The 81st MDG hosted the walk-in event which included screenings for multiple types of cancer and chronic diseases in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Theresa Vernoski, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron perioperative master clinician, and Col. Marcia Smith, 81st MSGS anesthesia master clinician, pose for a photo during the 81st Medical Group Health Expo inside the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 4, 2019. The 81st MDG hosted the walk-in event which included screenings for multiple types of cancer and chronic diseases in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler leadership poses for a photo during the 81st Medical Group Health Expo inside the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 4, 2019. The 81st MDG hosted the walk-in event which included screenings for multiple types of cancer and chronic diseases in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler leadership poses for a photo during the 81st Medical Group Health Expo inside the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 4, 2019. The 81st MDG hosted the walk-in event which included screenings for multiple types of cancer and chronic diseases in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel attends the 81st Medical Group Health Expo inside the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 4, 2019. The 81st MDG hosted the walk-in event which included screenings for multiple types of cancer and chronic diseases in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel attends the 81st Medical Group Health Expo inside the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 4, 2019. The 81st MDG hosted the walk-in event which included screenings for multiple types of cancer and chronic diseases in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Stephan Javaheri, 81st Dental Squadron general dentist, conducts a dental exam on retired Tech. Sgt. Raymond Klein during the 81st Medical Group Health Expo inside the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 4, 2019. The 81st MDG hosted the walk-in event which included screenings for multiple types of cancer and chronic diseases in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Stephan Javaheri, 81st Dental Squadron general dentist, conducts a dental exam on retired Tech. Sgt. Raymond Klein during the 81st Medical Group Health Expo inside the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 4, 2019. The 81st MDG hosted the walk-in event which included screenings for multiple types of cancer and chronic diseases in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Stacy Latack, 81st Medical Group disease management nurse, checks the blood pressure of Ellie Warren, widow of U.S. Air Force retired Master Sgt. Robert Warren, during the 81st Medical Group Health Expo inside the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 4, 2019. The 81st MDG hosted the walk-in event which included screenings for multiple types of cancer and chronic diseases in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Stacy Latack, 81st Medical Group disease management nurse, checks the blood pressure of Ellie Warren, widow of U.S. Air Force retired Master Sgt. Robert Warren, during the 81st Medical Group Health Expo inside the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 4, 2019. The 81st MDG hosted the walk-in event which included screenings for multiple types of cancer and chronic diseases in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --

To bring attention to breast cancer awareness month, Keesler Medical Center hosted its 8th annual health expo and mammothon Oct. 4, to provide walk-in services and health information.

Airmen from different clinics set up educational booths inside the Don Wylie Auditorium to provide medical insight to people from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The blood donation center, nutritional medicine, and dental were just some of the 25 clinics present.

“This is the first year we subdivided,” said Faith Edwards, 81st Medical Group mammography supervisor. “It’s always been just a mammothon but this is the first year both mammothon and health expo were together.”

The medical center also offered nine different walk-in services to include screening mammograms, bone density screenings, and colonoscopy pre-screenings.

This year’s health expo saw an increase in attendance, as nearly double the amount of people attended in comparison to last year, said Edwards.   

“We give people information that really helps them,” said Airman 1st Class Veronica Castro, 81st MDG diet therapy technician. “This can be a life-changing experience for some people.”