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  • Lt. Keesler: The life and passion of a namesake

    Keesler Air Force Base held the annual Air Force Ball Sept. 22 in celebration of the 71st birthday of the U.S. Air Force, along with commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Team Keesler’s namesake, 2nd Lt. Samuel Reeves Keesler Jr. Bill Keesler, first cousin twice removed of Lt. Keesler, visited the base to attend the event. He was also
  • Keesler Mammography Clinic raises the bar for patient care

    “One of eight ladies are going to be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime,” said Lt. Col. Matthew Barchie, 81st Diagnostic and Therapeutics Squadron diagnostic imaging medical director. “It impacts a lot of people and everybody is at a high risk for it.” With the high rate of breast cancer, the mammography clinic at Keesler Medical Center
  • Keesler graduates first Advanced MTL course in Air Force

    The first of its kind, a new Advanced Military Training Leader Course graduated the first class at Keesler Air Force Base last month.The new course from the 81st Training Group offers future MTLs the opportunity to cultivate their knowledge and skills in order to delve deeper into the requirements and tasks of their future duty position. Compared
  • What it means to be a Gold Star Family Member

    “Being a Gold Star Family Member is being a part of a club you don’t want to be a part of,” said Diane Moore. “But to come home to Keesler and have Keesler’s arms envelop me in this huge hug that said I’m still an Air Force family member and they’re proud to have me here has made this last year probably one of the best years I’ve had since my daddy went to Vietnam.”
  • Command Post: the eyes and ears

    When Staff Sgt. Kaylee Sprout heard Hurricane Nate was coming, the first thought that popped into her head was her dog at home. As emergency action controllers, they must be prepared for anything and everything at home and on the installation, especially during hurricane season."We are the eyes and ears of the base," said Master Sgt. DeAnna
  • Keesler instructor named combat control NCO of the Year

    “Whenever I look at my accomplishments I will always think it’s miniscule next to the guys who are in [the career field] all the time while all I did was go on a deployment and came back to being an instructor,” said Tech. Sgt. James Sparks, 352nd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron Detachment 1 BA instructor. “If I didn’t have that deployment I
  • Walking through inspiration

    As Airmen make their way to class, walking through the Personnel Apprentice Course hallway, their eyes dart from wall to wall as they take in inspirational quotes, filling them with a sense of pride and purpose in the Air Force.A once desolate hallway filled with outdated photos now shines as a sign of inspiration not only for the students but as a
  • Swimming into the hearts of Airmen sponsors

    “I don’t want to mess anything up,” said Airman Kaimryn Hursch, 336th Training Squadron cyber systems student. “I feel like we have a lot of pressure on us and I just want to make sure that everything goes according to plan and nothing goes downhill anywhere this weekend.” That was the thought one Airman had while she stood in line waiting for the
  • Becoming an Airman: Military child brings resiliency into serving

    In 1985, Jon Marti left for Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas for Air Force basic military training. Little did he know 29 years later his daughter would be following in his footsteps to become an Airman. As children, we may look up to our parents for inspiration on who we would like to be when we get older because of sacrifices they
  • 85th EIS saves Dragons $200,000

    Some people may not know about the partnership between Keesler Air Force Base and the 85th Engineering Installation Squadron. Throughout the last year the two have been strengthening their partnership by utilizing the skillsets of the 85th EIS Airmen, which helped save the 81st Training Wing over $200,000. “Manpower is what it comes down to so
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