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  • Providing a comfortable home for Airmen

    After a meeting between Keesler leadership and Airmen on base, the 81st Training Wing decided to take action to make much-needed changes to the dorms on base a top priority. The Keesler housing management office has made significant improvements within the last few months to improve the living areas for Airmen.Brett Long, Infrastructure Division
  • New direction for religious affairs Airmen

    Faith is a force in which some hold dearly. Practicing religion is not just a privilege of every Airman, but a right. The Chaplain Corps of every unit ensures this royalty is protected in the name of the Air Force.The Chaplain Corps does not just contain officers, but enlisted Airmen also play a crucial part where they are known as religious
  • Keesler remains transparent, strives to improve privatized housing

    In July 2019, the 81st Training Wing hosted housing forums to address the health, safety and quality concerns of military families living in base privatized housing.In the three months since the forums, representatives from the 81st TRW, Hunt Housing, 81st Medical Group, 81st Security Forces Squadron, and the Military Housing Office have worked to
  • 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.
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