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  • Keesler hops into Easter

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Eck, 2nd Air Force director of staff, and his daughter, Natalie, paints a handprint during Easter in the Park at Marina Park March 24, 2018, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event festivities included a parade, an Easter egg hunt, arts and crafts and informational booths. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st
  • Four Keesler Dragons awarded bronze stars

    Four Airmen were awarded bronze stars during a commander’s call March 5 at the Bay Breeze Event Center on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Capt. Edwin Pratt, 81st Training Wing executive officer, Maj. Ramon Riojas, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron general surgeon, Lt. Col. Jack Vilardi, 81st Medical Support Squadron TRICARE Operations and
  • Career field managers convene to improve training at Keesler

    A Career Field Managers Conference and Learning Summit, was held at the Bay Breeze Event Center on Keesler Air Force Base Jan. 29-31. The conference was held for CFMs to engage with 81st Training Group schoolhouse leadership and advance Air Education and Training Command’s redesign of the continuum of learning for each career field taught in the
  • Mathies NCOA: Developing enlisted leaders

    More than 750 NCOs walk through the double doors of the Mathies NCO Academy on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, every year. After six weeks, they walk out ready to make their Air Force a better, more capable organization.The mission of the MNCOA is to educate NCOs to manage and lead innovative Airmen.This is a charge that Chief Master Sgt.
  • Santa spreads Christmas cheer

    Santa visits with children in Bay Ridge housing Dec. 21, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Santa rode in a fire truck as he drove through each housing area to spread Christmas cheer to Airmen and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
  • Airmen bring home trophy from HackState

    Three Airmen from the 81st Training Support Squadron here competed in HackState Sept. 23-24 at Mississippi State University and won first place for the best safety hack. Staff Sgts. Christopher Pineda and David Campbell, 81st TRSS interactive media developers, and Staff Sgt. Joseph Hartsfield, 81st TRSS curriculum developer, participated in the
  • 85th EIS deploys to Puerto Rico

    Members from the 85th Engineering Installation Squadron deployed Oct. 13, from Savannah, Georgia, to aid Puerto Rico in Hurricane Maria relief.
  • Planning is key for summer peak move season

    With the busy summer moving season wrapping up, the 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron would like to pass on some important information to assist you in planning your next move.
  • Keesler PERSCO team preps to support Harvey relief effort

    A six-person Personnel Support for Contingency Operations team made up of 81st Force Support Squadron members is set to deploy from here this weekend to Texas to support Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts.  The PERSCO team will be primarily responsible for the accountability of all the deployed military members supporting hurricane relief
  • Dragon medics host 6th Annual Mammothon

    The 81st Medical Group is scheduled to host its 6th Annual Mammothon Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Keesler Medical Center.The walk-in service event is open to all Defense Department beneficiaries and dependents.“Free raffles will be held for attendees,” said Master Sgt. Victoria Cortez, 81st Diagnostic and Therapeutics Squadron specialty
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