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  • Giving another breath of hope

    Two patients, each with metastatic lung cancer, were rushed to Keesler’s Operating Room, struggling to breathe with tumors constricting their airways.Maj. Derrell Nettlow, 81st Healthcare Operations Squadron Pulmonary critical care physician, was called to perform the Air Force’s first airway stent

  • Keesler introduces space weather training in support of Space Force

    As the Air Force continues to maximize America's air, space and land power, Keesler initiated the new Space Weather Support Course to apply knowledge of the natural environment on space systems.The graduates of the course will take weather forecast beyond the atmosphere by understanding the weather

  • Fallen Warrior: A1C Darryl Winters

    Airman 1st Class Darryl Winters, combat cameraman from San Francisco, was killed in South Vietnam on July 19, 1966 while filming a strafing attack on a well-defended Viet Cong position a few miles west of Saigon, Vietnam. On the fateful day, Airman Winters was flying his 217th mission in the

  • Fallen Warrior: SSgt. Omar D. Flores

    Staff Sgt. Omar Flores was born in Mission, Texas in 1978. He graduated from high school in 1996 and enlisted in the active duty Army shortly thereafter as a 13B Cannon Crewmember at Fort Hood, Texas. He left active duty in June of 2000 and entered service in the Texas National Guard as a Personnel

  • Connecting the Air Force family

    As a young, enlisted Airman in training in the 81st Training Group, Chaplain (Capt.) Lavonia Winford, 81st TRG chaplain, served as a white rope in 2005, working as an advocate for both the chaplains and technical training students. Today, Winford embraces an environment of encouragement for her

  • Fallen Warrior: SSgt Luther Eugene Davis

    SSgt. Luther Eugene Davis was a pararescue specialist from Anderson County, Tennessee and served three tours in Vietnam. On April 15, 1970 during his final tour, Davis was participating in an aerial flight of an HH-3E helicopter(Jolly Green 27) of the 37th Air Rescue and Recovery Squadron (now the

  • Enhancing the mission at all levels

    Across more than 11,000 personnel at Keesler, the 81st Training Wing’s mission is maintained at all levels. Airmen such as Airman 1st Class Noah Magruder, 81st Comptroller Squadron special actions technician, serve as the backbone of the mission.“I manage Keesler personnel that are in-processing and

  • 81st TRW welcomes new commander

    Team Keesler welcomed the newest commander of the 81st Training Wing, the host wing of Keesler Air Force Base, during a change of command at the Levitow Training Support Facility, June 17.Col. William H. Hunter assumed command of the 81st TRW from outgoing commander Col. Heather W. Blackwell during

  • Fighting more than just fire

    Every year, the Keesler Fire Department responds to over 800 emergencies on or around Keesler. From fires, medical emergencies or aircraft issues, the fire department has embraced their mission to keep Keesler safe.“We operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year,” said J.D.