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  • 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
  • Wing leaders kick off Fire Prevention Week

    A Keesler Fire Department glass sits on display at the 81st TRW headquarters building during the Fire Prevention Week kick off Oct. 11, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The weeklong event includes fire drills, literature hand-outs and stove fire demonstrations around the base and concludes with an open house at the fire department Oct. 15.
  • 81st TRG chief retires after 29 years of service

    Chief Master Sgt. Robert Winters, 81st Training Group superintendent, delivers remarks during his retirement ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 8, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Winters retired with more than 29 years of military service and served multiple assignments in California, Louisiana, Georgia, Colorado, Korea and the
  • Keesler inducts its newest Senior NCOs

    Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, delivers remarks during the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center Aug. 18, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Thirty-seven enlisted members were recognized and received a commemorative medallion at the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly
  • Zika and you: Staying safe, staying healthy

    The Zika virus has been, and continues to be, a somewhat steady topic of conversation in the news. While it’s important to note the Center for Disease Control reports there have only been a few Zika cases in Mississippi, the current hurricane season means lots of rain – and rain means standing water, which can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
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