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  • Robotic surgery training takes on 100th surgical team

    The Institute for Defense Robotic Surgical Education program celebrated a significant milestone, training the 100th team on robotic surgery at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, on July 23. This milestone is significant for Keesler’s InDORSE program, showing how far the curriculum has come since the program first stood up in March 2017 with just one robot. Now, InDORSE has acquired a second robot, allowing them to train more military surgical teams across the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA).
  • Keesler Blood Donor Center strives to save lives

    Donating blood saves lives. The Keesler Blood Donor Center strives to supply the need of blood for military members. The donor center has a quota for collecting blood and they are always looking for more blood to distribute. Alexander Stokes, 81st Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron medical lab technician, speaks on the importance of donating blood. “The blood that is donated directly supports the down-range mission,” said Stokes. “It’s blood for our brothers and sisters in arms. One day, it could be any of us that need that blood.”
  • Preparing a hurricane survival kit

    Hurricanes are a common occurrence in the Gulf Coast during hurricane season starting June 1 through November 30. In hurricane season, there are supplies that should be included when preparing a hurricane survival kit.A hurricane survival kit is recommended for safeness and preparation and includes water, food, household items and health
  • Keesler instructors partner with Biloxi for STEM summer camp

    Keesler technical training instructors worked hand in hand with Biloxi School District teachers to participate in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academy for more than 200 students June 24-27.The Department of Defense Education Activity-funded summer program was designed to teach young students about the possibilities of careers in the
  • Cost-saving travel initiative projected to save $5M annually

    A new travel payment process for pipeline students, initiated by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, is projected to save the Air Force $5 million a year.
  • Keesler, Biloxi finalize airshow performers

    Aerial Performances: **Not listed in order of performance**U.S. Air Force ThunderbirdsTeam Aeroshell – 4 x AT-6DArmy Special Ops – Black Daggers Alabama Boys – Decathlon & CubTwin Tigers – 2 x Yak 55s Jeremy Holt – Pegasus Bi-PlaneWild Blue Rodeo – RV-8 Scott Francis – MXS P-40P-51 – Quick Silver Mustang T-33 – Ace Maker Airshows F-4U
  • Career field managers, AETC improve Keesler training environment

    The 81st Training Group hosted 31 career field managers affecting more than more than 27 career fields during the Career Field Manager Conference here Feb. 6-8.
  • Keesler, Biloxi host joint air show

    Keesler Air Force Base and the city of Biloxi, Miss., working with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, have confirmed that the official date for “Thunder Over the Sound: The Keesler and Biloxi Air and Space Show” will be May 4, and 5, 2019. The event takes place over both KAFB and the Biloxi sound. While exact times and acts are still being
  • Returning service members recognized at concert

    Country music star Martina McBride performs at the opening night of her Joy of Christmas tour in Biloxi, Miss., Nov. 23, 2018. During her performance, McBride recognized two Keesler Air Force Base military members who had recently returned from deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarah Loicano)
  • Keesler, Gulf Coast communities celebrate Veterans Day

    Keesler leadership and base personnel participated in the 18th annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day parade celebration in Gulfport, Miss., Nov. 10. "It's an absolute honor to be a part of this parade today, and a part of this community," said Col. Lance Burnett, 81st Training Wing vice commander. "There's not anything we couldn't do at Keesler without
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