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  • Keesler hosts 4th Annual Bay Breeze Crawfish Cook-Off

    Senior Airman Ryan Fitzgerald, 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron fleet management analysist, eats a crawfish during the 4th Annual Bay Breeze Crawfish Cook-Off at the Bay Breeze Event Center April 8, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The “Bug Smugglers” won the cook-off and decided to gift the trophy and the prize to the second place team, “Kajun
  • The fast track to becoming a victim advocate

    The Keesler Sexual Assault Response coordinator is always in search for new victim advocates to provide support, liaison services and care to victims of sexual assault. If an eligible Airman or Defense Department civilian is interested in joining the program, they can follow these steps to becoming a victim advocate. Determine your
  • Keesler participates in Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic

    Members of the Keesler Honor Guard post the colors during the signing of the national anthem during the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic closing ceremonies at the Fallen Oak Golf Course April 3, 2016. Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, and Keesler Airmen also participated in the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly
  • Keesler children celebrate Easter in the Park rain or shine

    Lovely Arnold, daughter of Staff Sgt. Duron Arnold, 81st Security Forces Squadron unit deployment manager, participates in a balancing egg game during Easter in the Park at the marina Mar. 26, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event also included an egg hunt, a youth fun run, arts and crafts and visits with the Easter Bunny. (U.S. Air Force
  • Eyes on target: CATM helps Airmen stay qualified

    Staff Sgt. Joshua Green, 81st Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, instructs a class at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance building March 9, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. During classroom instruction, Airmen receive refresher training on how to properly handle, load, fire and maintain weapons ranging from the M4 Carbine to
  • Exercise tests base response to active shooter

    Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, makes a statement during a mock press conference at Wall Studio during Keesler's active shooter exercise Mar. 17, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. An active duty Air Force member simulated opening fire at the hospital in order to test the base's ability to respond to and recover from a mass
  • Keesler genetics lab supports DOD facilities worldwide

    DeShannon Hall, 81st Medical Operations Squadron molecular technologist, uses a robotic sample prep handler at the 81st Medical Group’s genetics center Mar. 16, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Air Force Medical Genetics Center is the only laboratory of its kind in the entire Defense Department. Made up of the cytogenetics and molecular
  • 2AF command chief continues immersion tour

    Chief Master Sgt. Farrell Thomas, 2nd Air Force command chief, recognizes Airman 1st Class Yvette Redinger, 81st Dental Squadron dental technician, by giving her a coin during an immersion tour at the Keesler Medical Center Mar.8, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Thomas visited the 81st Medical Group to become oriented with group missions,
  • TRICARE 101: Understanding military healthcare

    TRICARE can be a complex creature to some military members and dependents. Luckily, there are professionals right here at Keesler who are in-the-know with TRICARE and can assist with some of the confusion.Maj. Jeff Kincannon, 81st Medical Support Squadron TRICARE operations and patient’s administration flight commander, and Linda Davis, 81st MDSS
  • Keesler Medical Center passes inspection with flying colors

    The 81st Medical Group retained its accreditation for another three years by The Joint Commission after their inspection concluded on Jan. 29, 2016. “We did fantastic,” said Maj. Andrew Rohrer, 81st Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron pathologist. “We received a couple of best practice nods on the national level and were told we were one of the
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