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  • First responders exercise readiness

    The 81st Training Wing, 403rd Wing and outside agencies conducted an anti-hijacking exercise, June 21, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.A 403rd Wing WC-130J Super Hercules played the role of the hijacked aircraft where a crew member took hostages and taxied down the flight line in an attempt to take off. Keesler used the exercise to test and
  • Military, local leaders, family celebrate Tuskegee Airman

    Local civic leaders, military members, family and friends attended a bust unveiling ceremony in honor of Col. Lawrence E. Roberts, a Tuskegee Airman, July 13, at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, Gulfport, Miss. Roberts, whose name also adorns the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Facility here, served 32 years in the U.S. Army Air
  • MFLC reps offer support, resiliency training

    Military and Family Life Counselors are available at the Keesler Airman and Family Readiness Center for service members and their families. The free services include, but are not limited to: -Deployment/reintegration issues-Marriage and relationship issues-Parenting and family-Communication challenges-Stress and anxiety/depression/grief and
  • Keesler honors namesake with retreat ceremony

    Hundreds of Airmen assigned to Keesler Air Force Base lined Meadows Drive in formation as Keesler leadership, military retirees and local business and civic leaders gathered in front of the 81st Training Wing Headquarters Building during a 75th anniversary Lt. Keesler retreat ceremony May 13. The purpose of the ceremony was to honor the career and
  • Edmondson hosts Spring town hall

    Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, hosted a town hall forum for more than 90 Keesler members and their families May 3, at the Bay Breeze Event Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Edmondson held the forum to discuss current events and issues throughout the wing, to include severe weather, base housing, childcare, the new combat
  • Wingman Week ends with burger burn

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Pineda, 81st Training Support Squadron interactive media developer, competes in the dragon balance competition during a burger burn April 29, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The burger burn was the final event of Wingman Week in support of Comprehensive Airman Fitness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
  • Exercise prepares base for real world situations

    Senior Airman Codee Potts, 81st Infrastructure Division firefighter, prepares to use a fire hose during a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive exercise scenario, April 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Force Protection Condition exercise scenario simulated an intruder entering the hazardous waste 90-day accumulation
  • Keesler celebrates Earth Day

    Bruce Groves, Base Operations Support energy manager, passes out informational recycling pamphlets at the base exchange April 22, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Base Operations Support energy program and environmental office set up a booth with hand-outs and literature materials about recycling and environmental sustainability for Keesler
  • Physical therapy keeps Airmen in the fight

    Cheryl Barnes-Sipp, wife of retired Tech. Sgt. Donald Sipp, exhales as Senior Airman Wesley McCool, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron physical medical technician, works on her shoulder joint mobility in the physical therapy department, April 6, 2016 Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. McCool is using a technique called passive joint mobilization, which
  • Wingman Week looks to bring Airmen and families together

    The 81st Training Wing will host its annual Wingman Week April 25-29.The week-long event includes multiple 5k runs, a Story Tellers showcase covering hardships and resiliency, a heritage themed scavenger hunt, a live streaming event and much more.Wingman Week’s goal is to help strengthen fitness, resilience, and readiness in Airmen, families,
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