It's time for friendship, fellowship and fun

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  • By Brig. Gen. Andrew Mueller
  • 81st Training Wing commander
Keri and I would like to wish each of you happy holidays! We are proud to be a part of Team Keesler and thank each of you for what you do for the base, the community and our Air Force.

Regardless of the assignment or location, the holiday season seems to bring out a little of the best in everything and everyone, and this year is no different. Keri, our daughters and I have thoroughly enjoyed all the wonderful holiday traditions here at Keesler. Lighting the Christmas tree at marina park, competing in the holiday Christmas card decorating contest, standing for hours in front of "that house in Bayridge"and watching Keesler's highly-decorated Dolphin and her "musical" crew sail to second place in the Christmas on the Water boat parade are wonderful traditions that we were proud to share this year.

As things slow down over the next couple of weeks, I encourage all of you to take a little extra time to enjoy the friendship, fellowship and family fun the holidays always bring. In addition, this year, like many before, more than 250 members of Team Keesler are deployed over the holidays, so don't hesitate to take the opportunity to reach out to the families of these service members and share your holiday spirit.

Finally, use the Air Education and Training Command Family Day to do one or two of those things with your families which were pushed aside throughout the course of a busy year.

Happy Holidays, Team Keesler!