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  • Fallen Warrior: TSgt Allen Jones Avery

    On September 26, 1997, the Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command (JPAC, now DPAA) identified the remains of Tech. Sgt. Allen Jones Avery, Vietnam veteran MIA.Native of Massachusetts, Avery was a member of the 37th Air Rescue and Recovery Squadron at Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam. On

  • Physically a prisoner, mentally a warrior

    The soldier woke hours after the crash, dazed, in an out-of-body experience. She saw her own body covered by various parts of a UH-60 Black Hawk. She saw what she believed to be her death.“Wow, I’m dead,” she thought to herself. “I never thought about what it would be like to be dead.”She noticed a

  • Keesler recognizes newest Gold Star Family member

    Losing the life of a loved one is a risk service members and their families take every day in the armed forces. The Air Force aims to care for the families of the Airmen who pay the ultimate sacrifice to defend their country.Ashton Belcher, brother of Maj. Arthur R. Belcher’s, received a Gold Star

  • Keesler celebrates Air Force's 70th Birthday

    Airman Jacquelyn Gucciardi, 81st Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, and Retired Lt. Col. Dick Wilson, participate in a cake cutting ceremony during the U.S. Air Force 70th Birthday Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 16, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event,

  • AFSA hosts POW/MIA Retreat Ceremony

    Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Fisher, 81st Training Group superintendent, delivers remarks during the POW/MIA Retreat Ceremony Sept. 15, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by the Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 652, was held to raise awareness and pay tribute to all

  • Never forgotten: vigil run honors POW/MIA

    Senior Master Sgt. Linford Smith, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron first sergeant, and Chief Master Sgt. Tommy Belcher, 81st MSGS superintendent, participate in Keesler’s POW/MIA 24-hour memorial run and vigil at the Crotwell Track Sept. 14, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event