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  • 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.
  • Maj. Gen. LaBrutta takes command of 2nd Air Force

    Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta took command of 2nd Air Force during a change of command ceremony at the Levitow Training Support Facility parade field here, Aug. 26, 2016. Outgoing commander, Maj. Gen. Mark Brown, handed off the guidon before heading to his new assignment as Air Education and Training Command vice commander. The ceremony was officiated by
  • Airman’s Attic: Quality items at no cost

    On the corner of Meadows Drive and 1st Street, next to the Keesler Thrift Shop, sits a store some might not even know exists, called the Keesler Airman’s Attic.Inside are hundreds of items, ranging from baby items and furniture to household goods and uniforms, which Airmen ranked E-6 and below can snag for no cost. “We receive really good donations
  • Cody Hall lab renamed after fallen Airman

    Family and military personnel filled Cody Hall to dedicate its tower lab to Maj. W. David Gray, August 8, here.To commemorate Gray’s service in the Air Force, the 334th Training Squadron held a ribbon cutting to officially reopen the doors to the lab bearing the new name and an exhibit with pictures and awards Gray earned throughout his career.Gray
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