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  • Fitness class brings a better body, better life

    The 81st Medical Group recently kicked off the “Better Body. Better Life” fitness program.The program is open to all Keesler members including dependents, retirees and government civilian employees and gives them access to ways to get and stay healthy.“The program is designed to provide participants with the most up-to-date tools and resources
  • ER: Delivering the best in emergency care

    The 81st Medical Operations Squadron’s emergency room, which sees around 2,000 patients monthly, is one of the several clinics in Keesler Medical Center. However, what sets it apart from the other clinics is the high level of agility required of its staff at a moment’s notice.Agility, according to the 2016 Air Education and Training Command
  • First sergeants, the fullbacks of the Air Force

    First sergeants, also known as first shirts or shirts, assist the commander on maintaining the health, morale and welfare of everyone assigned to their unit. They also stay vigilant for issues that might adversely impact the readiness of their people or the mission. “To be a first sergeant, you need to be approachable, personable and your behavior
  • Relationships built by Airmen sponsors, Athletes

    “I’ve learned to put myself out there and give everything my all,” said Airman Basic Ashlyn Tran, 336th Training Squadron student. “From here on out, whenever I get nervous, I will remember back to my time here at Special Olympics and say ‘if the athletes can give it their all, then there’s no reason I couldn’t either.’”At the beginning of the 2016
  • Keesler Turns 75

    “I think the most significant thing I did during my military career was in 1973,” recalls retired Chief Master Sgt. Lonnie Arnold. “Troops returning from Vietnam were being delivered here and it was our job to help repatriate them; get them settled into lodging, link them back up with their wives and kids, make sure they felt welcome. It was hard
  • Culture, community and camaraderie

    From bands of Airmen scouring the Biloxi beaches picking up trash, to sharp-suited Airmen displaying the nation’s colors before the local Shuckers game, Keesler Airmen are continually seen throughout the community serving on and off the clock.“For the short time we are here, we embrace this community and it embraces us,” said Chief Master Sgt.
  • Airmen bring PTSD support groups to Keesler

    Keesler recently started its Operation Combat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Campaign, which focuses on helping Keesler personnel and their spouses who may suffer from PTSD caused by combat-related instances or stressful situations.“I started the campaign when I was stationed at Travis Air Force Base and now we have it here at Keesler,” said Senior
  • Keesler retiree led life of adventure, dedication

      In 1942 the U.S. had been attacked on their own soil. The world seemed to be chaotic and violent. The U.S. was planning and waging all-out war on multiple fronts and a skinny young man named Francis from Massachusetts quit his job at the Fort Devins troop store and arrived at the recruiting station with draft card in hand.   Francis Herbert’s
  • Passion vs priorities

    Physical fitness doesn’t come easy for everyone – sometimes the drive to finish one more repetition or set a new personal best just doesn’t cut it. For 1st Lt. Christian Torres, having the spirit to stay mentally and physically strong when going through adversity is not just found in the gym, it’s a way of life. Some people love free weights,
  • Keesler services keep deployed Air Force families connected

    When an Airman leaves for a deployment their family back home will need ways to help take care of their needs but also keep in touch with the deployed Airman.The Air Force provides many services ranging from the airman and family readiness center to Key Spouse Groups for families to keep morale high while their loved one is away, with many of these