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  • Keesler Honor Guard open NBA game

    Keesler Honor Guard members present the colors at a New Orleans Pelicans NBA game at the Smoothie King Center, March 3, 2017, in New Orleans. Each year, the Keesler Honor Guard performs hundreds of ceremonial details across 48,000 square miles and 68 counties in Louisiana and Mississippi, including funerals, retirement ceremonies, changes of
  • DBIDS farewell to slow gate traffic

    Personnel at the 81st Security Forces Squadron upgraded the technology they use at the gate checkpoints to improve traffic flow and boost security. The Defense Biometrics Identification System, a force protection tool in the form of a handheld ID card scanner, uses barcodes and biometrics to identify cardholders. The system now has a reduced scan
  • New multimedia system provides CC tool to reach Airmen

    A demonstration of a new live multimedia conference system took place at the Bay Breeze Event Center here Feb. 6.   The new system provides the wing commander the ability to directly reach Airmen through a live broadcast to locations around base.   “The purpose of the Multimedia Broadcast System is to give the wing commander the capability to
  • 81st Training Group 5K “Toys for Tots” run

    Family members and 81st Training Group leadership pose for a photo with toy donations after a 5K “Toys for Tots” run, Dec. 11, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The 5K run supported the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, which collects and distributes toys in the community. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Andre’ Askew)
  • Dragons effectively complete UEI

    The 81st Training Wing underwent a Unit Effectiveness Inspection Capstone Oct. 17-21 to rate how effective the wing’s Airmen perform and accomplish the mission.This past week the inspection team released their findings which classified the 81st TRW with an overall rating of effective. “This was a thorough review of our entire team and in the end,
  • MTL course develops new curriculum

    The Air Force’s only Military Training Leader Course is doubling from a two-week to a four-week class to provide graduates with a more robust skill-set beginning Oct. 24, 2016. “We’re providing our new MTLs great leadership training with this revamped curriculum,” said Mullen. “We’re excited and ready to engage our NCO, senior NCO and international
  • SMMC visits Keesler Marine Det

    Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Ronald Green speaks to members of the Keesler Marine Detachment at the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Facility Oct. 26, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Green spoke on the current and future stance of the Marine Corps and the impact the young Marines have on its future. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • SecAF honors Gulf Coast service members at Salute to the Military

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James attended the 38th Annual Salute to the Military as the keynote speaker to honor service members from across the Mississippi Gulf Coast Oct. 25.James along with Senator Roger Wicker, Congressman Steven Palazzo and Southern Mississippi community leaders gathered to pay tribute to men and women who have and
  • Air Force’s first robotic surgery training course established at Keesler

    Keesler Air Force Base surgeons are forging a new path in military medicine by being the first in the Air Force to use one of the most advanced robotic surgery systems available today.  The Keesler Medical Center has acquired two of the newest robotic surgical systems out there, the da Vinci Xi, one for surgeries and the other for surgical
  • Cmdr. Knapp takes command of CNATTU Keesler

    Cmdr. Timothy Knapp took command of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Keesler during a change of command ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center Oct. 20.    Capt. Terrence Hammond, Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training commanding officer, presided over the event as CNATTU Keesler staff and students welcomed Knapp and bid
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