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  • Career field managers, AETC improve Keesler training environment

    The 81st Training Group hosted 31 career field managers affecting more than more than 27 career fields during the Career Field Manager Conference here Feb. 6-8.
  • Keesler, Biloxi host joint air show

    Keesler Air Force Base and the city of Biloxi, Miss., working with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, have confirmed that the official date for “Thunder Over the Sound: The Keesler and Biloxi Air and Space Show” will be May 4, and 5, 2019. The event takes place over both KAFB and the Biloxi sound. While exact times and acts are still being
  • Returning service members recognized at concert

    Country music star Martina McBride performs at the opening night of her Joy of Christmas tour in Biloxi, Miss., Nov. 23, 2018. During her performance, McBride recognized two Keesler Air Force Base military members who had recently returned from deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarah Loicano)
  • Keesler, Gulf Coast communities celebrate Veterans Day

    Keesler leadership and base personnel participated in the 18th annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day parade celebration in Gulfport, Miss., Nov. 10. "It's an absolute honor to be a part of this parade today, and a part of this community," said Col. Lance Burnett, 81st Training Wing vice commander. "There's not anything we couldn't do at Keesler without
  • Keesler connects with retirees at appreciation day

    U.S. Air Force Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, speaks to a group of retirees during Retiree Appreciation Day inside the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Facility at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Oct. 26, 2018. The annual event is designed to connect retirees with on base and local services. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • 81st CS welcomes new commander

    Maj. Jon Drummond, incoming 81st Communications Squadron commander, took command from Lt. Col. Jerry Hambright, outgoing 81st CS commander, during a change of command ceremony here, June 28. Col. Danny Davis, 81st Mission Support Group commander, presided over the ceremony. Drummond is coming to Keesler from Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland, where
  • Keesler Medical Center hosts DOD medical leadership

    A Defense Department medical leadership contingent conducted an 81st Medical Group site visit April 27 as the first part of Keesler Medical Center’s transition to the Defense Health Agency. Thomas McCaffery, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, Defense Health Agency director, and Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, Air
  • Keesler Dragons participate in EMEDS exercise

    Air Forces Northern Surgeon General’s office members wrapped up their evaluation of an Expeditionary Medical Support confirmation field exercise here, April 20. Capt. Lee Laughridge, chief, AFNORTH Medical Operations and Training, and Jeff Brandenburg, chief, AFNORTH medical plans and logistics, worked throughout the year with agencies across the Air Force Medical Services enterprise to plan a scenario that exercised actual execution of the tactics, techniques and procedures of EMEDS during a domestic contingency.
  • NASCAR driver visits Keesler

    Harry Gant and Jeff Hammond pose for a photo with the surgical robotics suite staff during a visit at Keesler Medical Center March 30, 2018, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Hammond and Gant spent the day meeting veterans at the Armed Forces Retirement Home and toured various facilities that support veterans on Keesler Air Force Base. Gant
  • Keesler leadership tours NCBC Gulfport

    U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. James Shambley, Naval Construction Battalion Center facilities engineering and requisition division director, Gulfport, Mississippi, provides a tour of the base’s nearly-completed Naval Branch Health Clinic to U.S. Air Force Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, March 27, 2018, on NCBC Gulfport, Mississippi. Lovette
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