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Keesler participates in 19th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade

U.S. Air Force Col. Chance Geray, 81st Training Group commander, (center), Lt. Col. Michael Manning, 81st TRG deputy commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Stewart, 81st Training Support Squadron superintendent, march in the 19th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade in DíIberville, Mississippi, Nov. 9, 2019. Keesler Air Force Base leadership, along with hundreds of Airmen, attended and participated in the parade in support of all veterans past and present. More than 70 unique floats, marching bands and military units marched in the largest Veterans Day parade on the Gulf Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Chance Geray, 81st Training Group commander, (center), Lt. Col. Michael Manning, 81st TRG deputy commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Stewart, 81st Training Support Squadron superintendent, march in the 19th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade in DíIberville, Mississippi, Nov. 9, 2019. Keesler Air Force Base leadership, along with hundreds of Airmen, attended and participated in the parade in support of all veterans past and present. More than 70 unique floats, marching bands and military units marched in the largest Veterans Day parade on the Gulf Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Air Force Sergeants Association members march in the 19th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade in DíIberville, Mississippi, Nov. 9, 2019. Keesler Air Force Base leadership, along with hundreds of Airmen, attended and participated in the parade in support of all veterans past and present. More than 70 unique floats, marching bands and military units marched in the largest Veterans Day parade on the Gulf Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Air Force Sergeants Association members march in the 19th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade in DíIberville, Mississippi, Nov. 9, 2019. Keesler Air Force Base leadership, along with hundreds of Airmen, attended and participated in the parade in support of all veterans past and present. More than 70 unique floats, marching bands and military units marched in the largest Veterans Day parade on the Gulf Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, waves to the crowd during the 19th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade in DíIberville, Mississippi, Nov. 9, 2019. Keesler Air Force Base leadership, along with hundreds of Airmen, attended and participated in the largest Veterans Day parade on the Gulf Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, waves to the crowd during the 19th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade in DíIberville, Mississippi, Nov. 9, 2019. Keesler Air Force Base leadership, along with hundreds of Airmen, attended and participated in the largest Veterans Day parade on the Gulf Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Andrea Tullos, Second Air Force commander, (center), sits in the reviewing stand with U.S. Navy Commander William Pitcairn IV, Naval Construction Battalion Center executive officer, Gulfport, Mississippi, and Gene Taylor, former U.S. Representative, during the 19th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade in DíIberville, Mississippi, Nov. 9, 2019. Keesler Air Force Base leadership, along with hundreds of Airmen, attended and participated in the parade in support of all veterans past and present. More than 70 unique floats, marching bands and military units marched in the largest Veterans Day parade on the Gulf Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Andrea Tullos, Second Air Force commander, (center), sits in the reviewing stand with U.S. Navy Commander William Pitcairn IV, Naval Construction Battalion Center executive officer, Gulfport, Mississippi, and Gene Taylor, former U.S. Representative, during the 19th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade in DíIberville, Mississippi, Nov. 9, 2019. Keesler Air Force Base leadership, along with hundreds of Airmen, attended and participated in the parade in support of all veterans past and present. More than 70 unique floats, marching bands and military units marched in the largest Veterans Day parade on the Gulf Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, renders a salute during the 19th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade in DíIberville, Mississippi, Nov. 9, 2019. Keesler Air Force Base leadership, along with hundreds of Airmen, attended and participated in the parade in support of all veterans past and present. More than 70 unique floats, marching bands and military units marched in the largest Veterans Day parade on the Gulf Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, renders a salute during the 19th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade in DíIberville, Mississippi, Nov. 9, 2019. Keesler Air Force Base leadership, along with hundreds of Airmen, attended and participated in the parade in support of all veterans past and present. More than 70 unique floats, marching bands and military units marched in the largest Veterans Day parade on the Gulf Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airmen from the 81st Training Group ride in a float during the 19th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade in DíIberville, Mississippi, Nov. 9, 2019. Keesler Air Force Base leadership, along with hundreds of Airmen, attended and participated in the parade in support of all veterans past and present. More than 70 unique floats, marching bands and military units marched in the largest Veterans Day parade on the Gulf Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airmen from the 81st Training Group ride in a float during the 19th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade in DíIberville, Mississippi, Nov. 9, 2019. Keesler Air Force Base leadership, along with hundreds of Airmen, attended and participated in the parade in support of all veterans past and present. More than 70 unique floats, marching bands and military units marched in the largest Veterans Day parade on the Gulf Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airmen from the 81st Training Group carrying the 50 state flags march in the 19th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade in DíIberville, Mississippi, Nov. 9, 2019. Keesler Air Force Base leadership, along with hundreds of Airmen, attended and participated in the parade in support of all veterans past and present. More than 70 unique floats, marching bands and military units marched in the largest Veterans Day parade on the Gulf Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airmen from the 81st Training Group carrying the 50 state flags march in the 19th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade in DíIberville, Mississippi, Nov. 9, 2019. Keesler Air Force Base leadership, along with hundreds of Airmen, attended and participated in the parade in support of all veterans past and present. More than 70 unique floats, marching bands and military units marched in the largest Veterans Day parade on the Gulf Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

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