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  • Dragons prep to host 2017 SOMS

    Keesler is set to host more than 700 athletes for this year’s Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, May 19-21, here.This year marks the 31st year the base has hosted athletes from across Mississippi as they compete to qualify for the national games.Jackie Pope, Keesler Airman and Family Readiness Center chief and SOMS project officer, said the
  • Top III council works to better KAFB

    Once a month senior enlisted Airmen from across the base gather to share ideas, engage with their peers and discuss ways to improve the installation.  This meeting of the minds happens the second Wednesday of the month during the Keesler Top III meetings at 3:30 p.m. in the Bay Breeze Event Center’s third floor Dragon’s Lair.  “We need you . . .
  • Descendants visit Wolfe Hall

    Descendants of Lt. Leroy Wolfe visited Keesler Air Force Base March 10 for a special tour of the training facility named in his honor.    Wolfe’s daughter, Jean Wolfe-Zartman, 88, and two of his granddaughters, Barbara Howard and Nancy Hagy, made the trip to Keesler to honor his legacy. Wolfe is known for the numerous contributions he made to
  • 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
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