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Keesler celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting

U.S. Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, plants a tree in honor of Arbor Day along with a preschool class at the child development center during the Arbor Day Celebration at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 30, 2021. A proclamation was also read during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S. Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, plants a tree in honor of Arbor Day along with a preschool class at the child development center during the Arbor Day Celebration at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 30, 2021. A proclamation was also read during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre' Askew)

A preschool class at the child development center plants a tree in honor of Arbor Day during the Arbor Day Celebration at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 30, 2021. A proclamation was also read during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre' Askew)

A preschool class at the child development center plants a tree in honor of Arbor Day during the Arbor Day Celebration at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 30, 2021. A proclamation was also read during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S. Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, reads the Arbor Day proclamation to a preschool class at the child development center during the Arbor Day Celebration at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 30, 2021. A tree planting ceremony also took place at the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S. Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, reads the Arbor Day proclamation to a preschool class at the child development center during the Arbor Day Celebration at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 30, 2021. A tree planting ceremony also took place at the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S. Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander; Meacham Harlow, Mississippi Forestry Commission urban and community forestry partnership coordinator, and Susan Chamberlain, VECTRUS community planner, pose for a photo with the Tree City USA flag during the Arbor Day Celebration in front of the child development center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 30, 2021. A tree planting ceremony also took place at the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S. Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander; Meacham Harlow, Mississippi Forestry Commission urban and community forestry partnership coordinator, and Susan Chamberlain, VECTRUS community planner, pose for a photo with the Tree City USA flag during the Arbor Day Celebration in front of the child development center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 30, 2021. A tree planting ceremony also took place at the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S. Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason Buckley, 81st Training Group superintendent, reads the book, Finding Happiness In Sadness, written by Meddie Tuckey, daughter of Tech. Sgt. Gregory Tuckey, 338th Training Squadron instructor supervisor, to a preschool class at the child development center during the Arbor Day Celebration at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 30, 2021. A tree planting ceremony also took place at the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S. Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason Buckley, 81st Training Group superintendent, reads the book, Finding Happiness In Sadness, written by Meddie Tuckey, daughter of Tech. Sgt. Gregory Tuckey, 338th Training Squadron instructor supervisor, to a preschool class at the child development center during the Arbor Day Celebration at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 30, 2021. A tree planting ceremony also took place at the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre' Askew)

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